Noerper is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Tennessee. She comes to Lipscomb with five years teaching nutrition at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). She received her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from Abilene Christian University and her Master's degree in Nutrition from MTSU. Noerper earned her Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance from MTSU. She has served as president and past-president of both the Nashville and Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics associations. Her research interests are food security and post-secondary online education. Tracy enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family, traveling and trying new recipes.