Department of Nutrition

Topics of Interest

Fad diets

Childhood obesity

Nutrition in Public Schools

Organic trends
Nutritional supplements

Restaurant menus, nutritional analysis

Nutrition for college students

Sports nutrition

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Autumn Marshall
Chair for Department of Family and Consumer Sciences 
Director of Freshman Seminars 
Professor of Nutrition 

B.A. – Lipscomb University
M.A. – Texas A & M University
Ph.D. – Auburn University
Nashville District Dietitian of the Year – 2007
Outstanding Dietetic Educator In a Dietetic Internship Program, Tennessee Dietetic Association and Area V Region of the American Dietetic Association -- 2005
Grant Recipient, TN Vitamin Settlement: research on the mineral content of herbs and herbal teas -- awarded 2003
Professional Experience
Worked in public health for WIC Clinic – 1 year
Worked with the Cooperative Extension Service – 3 years
Served as a clinical dietician in a hospital – 2 years
Interesting Information
Registered dietitian
Currently doing research on the mineral composition of herbal teas
Certified Lactation Counselor


Nancy Hunt
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

B.S. – University of Tennessee
M.Ed. – Middle Tennessee State University
M.S. – Western Kentucky University

Professional Experience
Clinical dietitian at Summit Medical Center – 5 years
Consultant specializing in diabetes education – 2 years
Registered dietitian
Adjunct professor at Belmont University
Interesting Information
Often gives speeches about weight management for college students and college athletes

Anne Lowery
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Director of the Dietetic Internship Program

-- M.S., Nutrition and Food Science, Auburn University
-- Licensed Dietetic Internship, National HealthCorp
-- B.S., Nutrition, Lipscomb University

Tennessee Dietetic Association Food Systems Student Research Award – 2012
Nashville District Dietetic Association’s 2012-2013 Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year

Professional Experience
Field Specialist, EcoSure in Lincolnshire, Ill. – 2004-2011
Consultant Dietitian, Providence Place of Mt. Juliet – 2000-2004
Food Service Director, The Health Center at Richland Place – 1992-1998

Professional Information
Member of the Tennessee Obesity Task Force
Member of the Tennessee Dietetic Internship Collaborative
Member of the Tennessee and Nashville Dietetic Associations
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Member of the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Interesting Information
Attended a wine and cuisine tour of the Napa and Sonoma Valley as part of the Auburn University Hotel and restaurant program.