Senior Lecturer

As a Senior Lecturer in the department my focus is on teaching students the knowledge needed to be successful in the field of nutrition and food sciences as well as advising them through their academic years. Through encouragement and problem solving I work with students to achieve their highest potential.

I currently teach courses ranging from an introductory career exploration course, to food science laboratory courses, to an upper level capstone course on food safety plan development. I am a firm believer that education should be both interactive and fun. My lab related courses are oriented to help students develop not only specific techniques, but also an understanding of the organic nature of learning. I encourage the use of “failure” as a means of learning materials more completely.

Awards and Recognition

  • University of Vermont Outstanding Staff Member
  • Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • Vermont Academy of Nutrition Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year
  • George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award

Associations and Affiliations

  • Advisor for the Catamounts Against Cancer Club
Todd Pritchard

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Food Safety Plan Development
  • Student Engagement
  • Career Advising for Food Science Students


  • PhD, Food Microbiology, University of Vermont, 1999
  • M.S., Food Microbiology, University of Vermont, 1991
  • B.S., Agricultural Biochemistry, University of Vermont, 1985


  • 802-656-0135
Office Location:

352 MLS Carrigan Wing

Office Hours:

by appointment