Nutrition and Food/Dietetics Faculty Advisors

Wendy Buchan

Wendy Buchan, Ph.D., Professor, DPD Director

B.S., Dietetics and Exercise Physiology, UC Davis
Ph.D., Nutrition, UC Davis
Other: Registered Dietitian, 1992

Areas of specialty: Effects of dietary carbohydrate on weight regulation, leptin secretion, lipoprotein levels, energy expenditures, and disease risk factors.

Office:  MRP 3027  Skype: wendy_buchan_csus   278-6732  OFFICE HOURS:


Lynn Hanna

Lynn Hanna, Ph.D., Associate Professor

B.S., Nutrition Science UC Davis 1994
Ph.D., Developmental Nutrition UC Davis 1999

Areas of specialty: Lifespan nutrition, food systems, food access, student food insecurity, maternal and infant health.

Office:   MRP 3013    278-6420     OFFICE HOURS:


Dr. Mical Shilts

Mical Shilts, Ph.D., Professor, Program Director

B.S. California State University, Sacramento
M.S. University of California, Davis
Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Areas of specialty: Development and quantitative and qualitative research of interventions using theories and models of behavior change to positively influence dietary and physical activity attitudes, intentions and behaviors of various target audiences.

Office:     MRP 3033  Skype:shiltsm   278-4288   OFFICE HOURS:


Dr. Kelly Thompson

Kelly R. Thompson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

B.A. Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition and Food, California State University, Sacramento
M.S. Food/Sensory Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Ph.D. Hospitality Administration, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Areas of specialty: Food Service Management, Beverage Management and Food Sensory Science. I have conducted sensory research in Florence Italy as well as participating in cultural study tours in Thailand and Korea.

Office:     MRP 3029     278-5724    OFFICE HOURS:

Dr. Seunghee Wie

Seunghee Wie, Ph.D., Professor, Department Chair

B.S., Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
M.S., Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Areas of specialty: Food safety and sanitation, environmental issues in
foodservice operations (specializing in solid waste management), food
recovery, cost control and financial management in different sectors
of foodservice operations and foodservice marketing.

OFFICE HOURS:        By appointment only-please call for available times.
MRP 3000-Main FACS Office- Skype: seunghee.wie 278-6393