Nutrition and Food/Dietetics Faculty Advisors

Wendy Buchan

Wendy Buchan, Ph.D., Professor

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: →on sabbatical spring 2015←


Lynn Hanna

Lynn Hanna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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

Areas of specialty: Maternal nutrition in embryo development, fetal growth, and lactation. I am interested in the role of nutrition in the promotion and prevention of birth defects and the role of breastfeeding and infant feeding on the development of obesity.

Office:   MRP 3013    278-6420     OFFICE HOURS:  TR 3-4pm, F 8:30-9:30am


Dr. Dianne Hyson

Dianne Hyson, Ph.D., Professor,
    Interim Associate Dean, SSIS, DPD Director

B.A., Home Economics Honors, Acadia University, 1982.
M.S. Experimental Medicine, University of Alberta, 1991.
Ph.D. Nutrition, U.C. Davis, 2000.
Other: Registered Dietitian, 1983

Areas of specialty: Effect of diet on risk factors for chronic disease, dietary risk factors for heart disease in Asian countries, mechanisms of dietary fat in the non-fasting state (post-prandial lipemia) and heart disease risk. Developing nutritional data base for Asian countries, motivation and compliance with dietary guidelines.

Office:  On Reassignment  AMD 255  278-6504

Dr. Mical Shilts

Mical Shilts, Ph.D., Associate 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:  M 9-10am, 2:45-4pm; W 11-11:45am


Kelly R. 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:   W 1-2:30pm; R 10-11:30am

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- 
MRP 3000-main FACS office- Skype: seunghee.wie 278-6393  OFFICE HOURS:   By appointment only-please call for available times. M 1:30-3:30pm, R 11-noon