Faculty and Staff

Denton Campus Faculty

A headshot of Shane Broughton.

K. Shane Broughton, PhD
Chair
Professor
OMB 307
kbroughton@twu.edu
940-898-2637

Research interests: Omega-3 fatty acids and immune regulation impact on polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and ovulation, and asthma and asthma diagnostics

A portrait of Kathleen Davis.

Kathleen Davis, PhD, RDN, CSP, LD
Assistant Professor
OMB 301
kdavis10@twu.edu
940-898-2651

Research interests: Pediatric obesity prevention and weight management; pediatric developmental disorders and nutritional intervention

A portrait of Xiaofen Du.

Xiaofen Du, PhD
Assistant Professor
OMB 301
xdu@twu.edu
940-898-2667

Research interests: Flavor chemistry and sensory evaluation of various fresh and processed foods and beverages; the relationship between food flavor, health benefits and nutritional values; and flavor reconstitution

A portrait of Helen Everts.

Helen Everts, PhD, RDN
Assistant Professor
OMB 301
heverts@twu.edu
940-898-2639

Research interests: Vitamin A metabolism and function, with an emphasis on skin cancer and hair loss diseases

A portrait of Vicky Imrhan.

Vicky Imrhan, PhD, RDN, LD
Professor
OMB 308A
vimrhan@twu.edu
940-898-2650

Research interests: Role of nutrition in preventing and treating chronic disorders, especially cancer and diabetes

A portrait of Shanil Juma.

Shanil Juma, PhD
Professor
OMB 308E
sjuma@twu.edu
940-898-2704

Research interests: The cause of age-related conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and developing nutritional strategies to prevent and manage them

A headshot of Dolores Kearney.

Dolores Kearney, MPH, RDN, LD
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director
Associate Clinical Professor
OMB 313B
dkearney1@twu.edu
940-898-2641

Research interests: Nutrition education, dietetics education curriculum development, foodservice management and culinary science

A headshot of Monique LeMieux.

Monique LeMieux, PhD
Assistant Professor
OMB 314
mlemieux@twu.edu
940-898-2712

Research interests: Adipose tissue biology and its role in obesity-induced inflammation and PCOS; use of bio-actives as nutritional interventions for these conditions

A headshot of Chandan Prasad.

Chandan Prasad, PhD
Professor
OMB 314
cprasad@twu.edu
940-898-2636

Research interests: Obesity and related metabolic disorders; fat cell and adipokines biology; role of botanicals and functional foods on obesity and adipobiology

A headshot of Martha Rew.

Martha Rew, MS, RDN, LD
Dietetic Internship Director - Denton
Associate Clinical Professor
OMB 308B
mrew@twu.edu
940-898-2657

Research interests: Medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, dietetics education issues and obesity/weight management

A headshot of Parakat Vijayagopal.

Parakat Vijayagopal, PhD
Professor
OMB 308D
pvijayagopal@twu.edu
940-898-2709

Research interests: Role of plasma lipoproteins and arterial wall proteoglycans in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, anti-obesity compounds and metabolic syndrome athophysiology

A headshot of Cynthia Warren.

Cynthia Warren, PhD
Associate Professor
OMB 313A
cwarren2@twu.edu
940-898-2647

Research interests: Interface between public health and the food industry; nutrition and food safety literacy

Houston Campus Faculty

A headshot of Derek Miketinas.

Derek Miketinas, PhD
Assistant Professor
dmiketinas@twu.edu

A headshot of Carolyn Moore.

Carolyn Moore, PhD, RDN
Associate Professor
Houston Center 7017
cmoore8@twu.edu
713-794-2377

Research interests: Food security, vitamin D, functional ingredients and clinical practice

A headshot of Karen Moreland.

Karen Moreland, MS, RDN, LD
Dietetic Internship Director - Houston
Associate Clinical Professor
Houston Center 7021
kstone@twu.edu
713-794-2344

Research interests: Clinical nutrition, professional issues and educational modules

A headshot of Mindy Patterson.

Mindy Patterson, PhD, RDN, LD
Assistant Professor
Houston Center 7023
mpatterson14@twu.edu
713-794-2375

Research interests: The impact of nutrient intake on gut-derived satiety mediators, adipokines and body composition

A headshot of Wesley Tucker.

Wesley Tucker, PhD
Assistant Professor
Houston Center 7018
wtucker1@twu.edu
713-794-2379

Staff

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Estée Easley
Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Denton Campus - OMB 308
eeasley@twu.edu
940-898-2637

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Marcella Ettinger
Secretary
Denton Campus - OMB 307
mettinger@twu.edu
940-898-2710

A headshot of Laura Huntsberry

Laura Huntsberry
Senior Secretary
Houston Center 7019
jhuntsberry@twu.edu
713-794-2371

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