Faculty and Staff

Interim Chair

Kathy B Knight Ph.D., R.D.

Interim Department Chair and Associate Professor of Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Email kknight@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-5172
Office 201 Lenoir
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BAZoology University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (1979)
MSNutrition Mississippi State University / Starkville, Mississippi (1981)
PHDNutrition Auburn University / Auburn, Georgia (1989)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Foods
  • Nutrition and Foods, Improving Eating Habits
  • Nutrition and Foods, Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Foods, Weight Control
  • Weight Control

Faculty

Anne K Bomba Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Email abomba@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7802
Office 211 Lenoir Hall
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BSHome Economics Oklahoma State University / Stillwater, Oklahoma (1981)
MSFamily Sciences Oklahoma State University / Stillwater, Oklahoma (1987)
PHDHome Economics Oklahoma State University / Stillwater, Oklahoma (1989)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Child Development Policy Issues
  • Creativity in Children
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family, Child Care Issues
  • Parenting

Teresa Carr Carithers Ph.D., R.D., L.D.

Research, Sponsored Programs and Creative Activities

Associate Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Professor of Nutrition & Hospitality Management

School of Applied Sciences

Email carither@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7900
Office School of Applied Science
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Degrees & Expertise

BSInstitutional Foods Mississippi College / Clinton, Mississippi (1978)
MSHealth Science Mississippi College / Clinton, Mississippi (1986)
PHDPreventive Medicine University of Mississippi Medical Center / Jackson Mississippi (2003)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Academic Administration
  • Children and the Law, Abuse and Neglect
  • Gerontology
  • Nutrition
  • Preventive Health
  • Public Health
  • Research Administration, Faculty Development
  • Southern Culture

Yunhee Chang Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Email chang@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-1352
Office 202 Lenoir Hall
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BHEFamily Resource Management Seoul National University / Seoul, Korea (1989)
MHEConsumer and Child Studies Seoul National University / Seoul, Korea (1991)
PHDAgri Economics University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign / Urban, Illinois (2003)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Demographic Economics
  • Household Behavior and Family Economics
  • Welfare and Poverty

Marcia Sheryl Cole M.S.

Lecturer in Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Email mscole@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7371
Office 219 Lenoir Hall
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BASociology University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (1998)
MSSociology University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (2000)
Curriculum Vita

Hyunwoo Joung

Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Email hjoung@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7372
Office 216 Lenoir Hall, Sorority Row
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BSFood and Nutrition Seoul National University / Seoul, Korea (2004)
MSHotel & Restaurant Management Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (2009)
PHDHospitality Administration Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (2013)
Curriculum Vita

Laurel Greenway Lambert Ph.D., R.D.

Associate Professor of Nutrition & Hospitality Management and Program Director for the Didactic Program in Dietetics

Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Email lambertl@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7371
Office Lenoir Hall
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BSDietetics Eastern Michigan University / Ypsilanti, Michigan (1986)
MSInstitution Management University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg Mississippi (1995)
PHDNutrition University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg Mississippi (2000)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Child Nutrition
  • Nutrition

Mary E Parkes M.S., R.D.

Instructor in Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Email meparke1@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7371
Office 221 Lenoir
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BSFamily Sciences The University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (2001)
MSNutrition University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg, Mississippi (2003)
Areas of Expertise
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Healthy Nutrition
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Foods, Improving Eating Habits
  • Nutrition and Foods, Weight Control

Mary G Roseman Ph.D., R.D.

Associate Professor of Nutrition & Hospitality Management and Director of the Hospitality Management Program

Nutrition & Hospitality Management

Email mroseman@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-1902
Office 210 Lenoir Hall
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BSNutrition Western Kentucky University / Bowling Green, Kentucky (1977)
MBABusiness Administration University of Central Oklahoma / Edmond, Oklahoma (1984)
PHDHome Economics Oklahoma State University / Stillwater, Oklahoma (1988)
Memberships & Certifications
  • Dietetic Internship, Oklahoma State University
  • Curriculum Vita
    Areas of Expertise
    • Business, Employee Recruiting and Selection
    • Business, Human Resources
    • Business, Oral and Written Communication
    • Business, Presentations
    • Hospitality Management
    • Marketing
    • Marketing Research
    • Nutrition and Foods
    • Nutrition and Foods, Improving Eating Habits
    • Nutrition and Foods, Maternal and Child Nutrition
    • Writing, Business Reports
    • Writing, Resumes

    Tanya Maren Ruetzler Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

    Nutrition & Hospitality Management

    Email ruetzler@olemiss.edu
    Phone +1 (662) 915-7805
    Office Lenoir Hall
    Contact

    Degrees & Expertise

    BSHospitality Management University of Central Florida / Orlando, Florida (1992)
    MSHotel & Restaurant Management University of Nevada / Las Vegas, Nevada (1997)
    PHDNutrition University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg, Mississippi (2005)
    Curriculum Vita
    Areas of Expertise
    • Hospitality Management

    James Joseph Taylor Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

    Nutrition & Hospitality Management

    Email jtaylor@olemiss.edu
    Phone +1 (662) 915-7371
    Office Lenoir
    Contact

    Degrees & Expertise

    BSBanking & Finance University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg Mississippi (1988)
    BSBusiness Administration University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg Mississippi (1991)
    PHDNutrition University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg Mississippi (2005)
    Curriculum Vita

    Melinda Wells Valliant Ph.D., R.D., L.D.

    Associate Professor and Director of Nutrition & Hospitality Management's Coordinated Programs

    Nutrition & Hospitality Management

    Email valliant@olemiss.edu
    Phone +1 (662) 915-1437
    Office 222 Lenoir
    Contact

    Degrees & Expertise

    BSFamily Sciences University of Mississippi / University Mississippi (1988)
    MSExercise Science University of Mississippi / University Mississippi (1994)
    PHDExercise Science University of Mississippi / University Mississippi (2005)
    Curriculum Vita
    Areas of Expertise
    • Exercise, Diet and Cholesterol
    • Exercise, Physical Conditioning
    • Exercise, Weight Control
    • Healthy Nutrition
    • Nutrition
    • Nutrition and Foods, Improving Eating Habits
    • Nutrition and Foods, Maternal and Child Nutrition
    • Nutrition and Foods, Weight Control

    Candis Couch Varnell M.Ed.

    Lecturer in the Hospitality Management Program

    Nutrition & Hospitality Management

    Email cvarnell@olemiss.edu
    Phone +1 (662) 915-1848
    Office 223 Lenoir Hall
    Contact

    Degrees & Expertise

    MEDEducational Administration Texas A&M University Commerce / Commerce, Texas (1999)
    Curriculum Vita
    Areas of Expertise
    • Hospitality Management
    • Jordanian Society and Culture

    Staff

    Jean A Munson

    Administrative Coordinator I

    Nutrition & Hospitality Management

    Email jamunson@olemiss.edu
    Phone +1 (662) 915-7371
    Office Nutrition and Hospitality Management
    Contact

    Beth Pace

    Food Specialist

    Nutrition & Hospitality Management

    Email mevicker@olemiss.edu
    Phone +1 (662) 915-7264
    Office 203 Lenoir Hall, Sorority Row
    Contact

    Degrees & Expertise

    MBABusiness Administration Baylor University, Waco, Texas (1997)