Senior Lecturer

My approach to teaching includes facilitating knowledge acquisition and synthesis in an active classroom format. My professional focus aligns with the core aspects of a sustainable food system, primarily in the realm of access to food. That commitment transcends from the classroom to my local community where I volunteer and am a member of the food shelf Board of Directors, and more broadly to the global level where I have volunteered in Africa on food security assignments with a USAID-funded organization. Since the late 1990’s, I have been engaged in promoting healthy aging at the state and national level. International travel feeds my curiosity about other cultures, their food patterns, and food security as they relate to health.


Nearly every year, at least one of my MSD students has an abstract of their evidence-research project accepted for a poster session at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE). The full list is available on my CV.

Awards and Recognition

Associations and Affiliations

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Dietetic Practice Group
  • Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
  • Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group
  • Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group
  • International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • The Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Amy Nickerson


  • MS, Human Nutrition and Foods, University of Vermont, 1986
  • BS, Human Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, 1977
  • AA, Liberal Arts, Cape Cod Community College, 1973


  • 802-656-0670
Office Location:

350 MLS Carrigan Wing

Office Hours:

by appointment

  1. UVM MSD