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Faculty and Staff

Ellen L. Shanley
93 Buckingham Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 508-7741

Experience

2008- Present Dietetics Director, University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Storrs, CT
Principal Investigator:
  • USDA Food Safety Grant, Innovative food safety education for low literacy food service employees – 2006-2010 ($530,117)
1985-2008 Didactic Program Director in Dietetics, Extension Instructor in Residence
University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT
Principal Investigator:
  • USDA Food Safety Grant, Is the Internet an effective means of teaching food safety to high-risk students? – 2001-2005 ($500,000)
  • USDA Food Safety Grant, Distance Education, 1999-2000 ($60,000) development of distance education course on the Internet and CD Rom in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
  • Connecticut Health Foundation, Improving Oral Health of Disadvantaged Preschool Children through a Nutritional Intervention, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut Dental School 2007-2008 ($60,000)
Team Nutrition Training Grants
  • 2003-2005 ($102,380) Improving the School Nutrition Environment;
  • 2002-2004 ($111,928) Healthy Nutrition Environments in Childcare;
  • 2001-2003 ($160,000) Changing the Scene – encouraging nutrition in schools, 2 day conference in April 2001 for school health teams;
  • 2000-2001 ($71,000) Nutrition in Action for preschool teachers and school food service;
  • 1998-2001 ($160,000) Development of Nutrition Education Web-site and partial funding for development of publication Fueling the Teen Machine
Collaborator:

USDA Food Safety Grant, University of Massachusetts, Food Safety Training & Certification for Undereducated and Limited English Proficient Food Handlers, 2003-2006; USDA NRI “Tween POWER: Preventing Obesity through Wise Expenditures of Resources,” 2004-2008

Connecticut Nutrition Education Training Program
Professional Cooking Training Program
Past Chair, Undergraduate Committee

1981-1985 Property Manager for off-campus housing at Southern Connecticut State University
Prescott Associates, Hamden, CT
1977-1980 Instructor, Coordinated Program and Didactic Program
Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
1975-1980 Consultant Dietitian
Neville Manor, Cambridge, MA
1974-1975 Assistant Food Service Director
Sodexho USA, Waltham, MA at Framingham Union Hospital
1973-1974 Dietetic Intern
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Education

May, 1977 Babson College
Wellesley, MA
Master of Business Administration
June, 1974 Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Dietetic Internship
May, 1973 Syracuse University
Nutrition and Food Science
Syracuse, NY
Bachelor of Science

Professional Societies

American Dietetic Association, Registered Dietitian 380484

  • Practice Groups: Dietetic Educators of Practitioners, School Nutrition Services, Food & Culinary Professionals, Dietitian in Business & Communications

Connecticut Dietetic Association

Food Service Management Education Council

Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist - State of Connecticut

Offices, Honors and Distinctions

American Dietetic Association

  • ADAF Award for Excellence in Dietetic Education, 2005
  • Outstanding Dietetic Educator in Area 7, 1998
  • Education Committee, Chair, 2010-2011; Vice-Chair, 2009-2011
  • Member Value Committee, Chair, 2010-2011; Vice-Chair, 2008-2011
  • Futures Summit Planning Committee: 2010-2011
  • Alternate Supervised Pathways Workgroup: 2010-2011
  • Appeals Committee, Chair, 2007-2008
  • Speaker, House of Delegates, 2007-2008
  • Board of Directors, 2006-2008
  • Legislative & Public Policy Committee, Ex Officio, 2007-2008
  • Speaker-Elect, House of Delegates, 2006-2007
  • Finance Committee, 2003-2007
  • Issues Management Committee, 2006-2007
  • Table Facilitator, 2003-2006
  • Mentor, 2005-2006

Connecticut Dietetic Association

  • Outstanding Dietitian of 2005
  • President’s Award 2004
  • Education Committee, Chair, 2007-2008
  • Delegate, 2000-2003, 2003-2006
  • Nominating Committee, Past Chair
  • Council on Practice Program Committee, Past Committee Member
  • Minority Recruitment Advisory Committee, Past Committee Member
  • Education Committee, Member and Past Chair
  • Awards Committee, Past Chair

Citizen Ambassador Program

  • American School Food Service Association, Delegate to South Africa, November, 1996

American School Food Service Association Annual Meeting, St Louis, MO, 2000.

  • Poster session award for best Poster in Nutrition Education and Training

BOCED ( Buguruka Orphan’s and Community Economic Development)

  • University of Connecticut sponsored visit to Tanzania with BOCED to assess nutrition interventions, July 2001

Scholarship – Established and funded scholarship for dietetic student in dietetics in Nutritional Sciences at University of Connecticut, in memory of father, James M. Rosa 1998.

Field of Specialization

Food Service Management & Nutrition Education

Publications and Presentations

E.L. Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N; Thompson, C.A., MS, RD. Fueling the Teen Machine 2nd edition. Boulder, CO. 2011.

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD; C. Dziura-Duke, RD; N.R. Rodriguez, PhD, RD; University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT Innovative Food Safety Education For Low Literacy Food Service Employees Using Traditional Versus Distance Learning Methods. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2009:109(9); A-63.

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD; J.L. Rogers; J. Goyzueta, MPH; J.M. Douglass, DDM; E. Thibodeau, DMD, PhD, S.T. Reisine, PhD. Nutrition Education Intervention for Pregnant Women with High Oral Mutans Streptocci Levels. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008: 108(9); A-90.

C.A. Thompson, MS, RD; K. Jeffrey, MS; N.R. Rodriguez, PhD, RD; E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N. A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Traditional Classroom-Style Teaching to a Self-Paced Internet-Based Food Safety Education Program for Secondary School-Aged Students. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2007: 107(8); A-61.

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N; K. Jeffrey, BS; N.R. Rodriguez, PhD, RD; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD. Assessing The Effectiveness of a Self-Directed Food Safety Education Program for Secondary School-Aged Students. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2006:106(8); A-52.

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N1; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD1, S. S. Fiore, MS, RD2; 1University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT; 2 Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Health and Nutrition Services and Child/Family/School Partnerships, Middletown, CT. Vending in Schools: Addressing Concerns about the Obesity Epidemic. Culinary Arts and Sciences V: Global and National Perspectives: ICCAS 05. Worshipful Company of Cooks Research Centre: Poole, England. June 2005. (146-155)

A.B. Courville1; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD1; M.N. Cummings, PhD 2; J.S. Kurzynske, PhD, RD3; A. DePalma,PhD4, E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N1, 1Univ. of CT., Nutr. Sci., Storrs, CT; 2NM State Univ., Family & Consumer Sci., Las Cruces, NM; 3Univ. of KY, Nutr. & Fd. Sci., Lexington, KY, 4Univ. of CT., Continuing Studies, Storrs, CT. Food Safety Knowledge Of High-Risk And Underserved Secondary School Students. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2004:104(9).

C.A. Thompson, E.L. Shanley, M.N. Cummings, J.S. Kurzynske, Using Technology to access resources, which will enhance food safety education for high-risk youth and their families. American Association of Family and Consumer Science Teachers, Annual Conference, San Diego, June 26, 2004.

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N1; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD1; L.A. Leuchner, MS1; Y. Zhao, PhD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT, 2 Oregon State University, Dept. of Fd. Sci. & Technology, Corvallis, OR. “Distance Education Is As Effective As Traditional Education When Teaching Food Safety.” Food Service Technology. 2004: (4); 1-8.

A.B. Courville1; E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N1; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD1; M.N. Cummings, PhD 2; J.S. Kurzynske, PhD, RD3; 1Univ. of CT., Nutr. Sci., Storrs, CT; 2NM State Univ., Agric. & Home Econ., LasCruces, NM; 3Univ. of KY, Nutr. & Fd. Sci., Lexington, KY. Improving High Risk Students Knowledge of Food Safety Using Computer-Based Learning. The Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2003:103(9); A-76.

C.A. Thompson, MS, RD; E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N. Overcoming Childhood Obesity. Bull Publishing: Boulder. 2003.

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N1; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD1; L.A. Leuchner, MS1; Y. Zhao, PhD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT, 2 Oregon State University, Dept. of Fd. Sci. & Technology, Corvallis, OR. “Distance Education Is As Effective As Traditional Education When Teaching Food Safety.” Culinary Arts and Science IV: Global and National Perspectives. Worshipful Company of Cooks Research Centre: Poole, England. June 2003 (149-156.)

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N1; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD1; L.A. Leuchner1; Y. Zhao, PhD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT, 2 Oregon State University, Dept. of Fd. Sci. & Technology, Corvallis, OR. Is Traditional Teaching More Effective Than Distance Education When Teaching Food Safety And Sanitation? Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2002:102(9): A-58.

C.A. Thompson, MS, RD1; E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N1; L.A. Leuchner, M.S.1; Y. Zhao, PhD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT, 2 Oregon State University, Dept. of Fd. Sci. & Technology, Corvallis, OR. Criteria for a Successful Candidate in a Food Safety & Sanitation Distance Education Course. Thinking Globally Working Locally, A Conference on Food Safety Education. Orlando, FL. Sept.18-20, 2002.

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N1; C.A. Thompson, MS, RD1; L.A. Leuchner1; Y. Zhao, PhD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT, 2 Oregon State University, Dept. of Fd. Sci. & Technology, Corvallis, OR. Is Traditional Teaching More Effective Than Distance Education When Teaching Food Safety and Sanitation? ASFSA Annual Meeting. Minneaeapolis, MN. July 23, 2002.

E.L. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N. Is the Internet an effective means of teaching food safety to high-risk students? Food safety Information Sharing Meeting Presentation - CSREES NIFSI Grant Program. SanDiego, CA. July 2, 2002.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N; Thompson, C.A., MS, RD. Fueling the Teen Machine. Palo Alto, CA. 2001.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N; Thompson, C., MS, RD; Fiore, S., MS, RD. Developing a Cycle Menu Based on Children's Preferences to Meet the Menu Planning Option of Assisted NuMenus. Journal of Child Nutrition & Management. 2001:1(8-12).

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N; Thompson, C., MS, RD, Univ. of Conn., Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT. Helping School Food Authorities Meet the Healthy School Meals Initiative. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2001:101(9): A-27.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N1; Peckham, C., RD, CD-N2; Mirabile, C.1, 1 Univ. of Conn., Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT; 2Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT. Why Connecticut RD’S and DTR’S Are Not Members of the American Dietetic Association. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2001:101(9): A-86.

Thompson, C., MS, RD; Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N, University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences. "An Interactive Web-based Nutrition Education Game for School-aged Children". Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2000:100(9): A-37.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N; Thompson, C., MS, RD, University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences. "Development of a Nutrition Education Website for Connecticut" Journal of Child Nutrition and Management. 2000:2(107).

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N1, Thompson, C., MS, RD1, Fiore, S., MS, RD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. Nutri. Sci. & CT Nutrition Education & Training Program, Storrs, CT; 2State Dept. of Ed., Middletown, CT. Assessing Nutrition Education Needs of Connecticut Teachers. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 1999:99(9): A-58

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N. Laboratory Manual for Nutritional Sciences. University of Connecticut Co-op. 80 pp. 1999.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N1, Thompson, C., MS, RD1, Fiore, S., MS, RD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. Nutri. Sci. & CT Nutrition Education & Training Program, Storrs, CT; 2State Dept. of Ed., Middletown, CT. The Development of an Assisted NuMenu for Connecticut. AFSFA Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. July 14, 1998. Invited Speaker at National Meeting, College Personnel Group.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N1, Thompson, C., MS, RD1, Fiore, S., MS, RD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. Nutri. Sci. & CT Nutrition Education & Training Program, Storrs, CT; 2State Dept. of Ed., Middletown, CT. The Development of an Assisted NuMenu for Connecticut. AFSFA Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. July 14,1998.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N1, Thompson, C., MS, RD1, Fiore, S., MS, RD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. Nutri. Sci. & CT Nutrition Education & Training Program, Storrs, CT; 2State Dept. of Ed., Middletown, CT. The Development of an Assisted NuMenu to Meet USDA Requirements. International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences. Bournemouth, England. 998:302.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N, Haldeman, L., Farkas, S, RD, CD-N. University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT. Training Welfare Recipients in the Culinary Arts. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 1998:13:3:47-52.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, CD-N1, Thompson, C., MS, RD1, Fiore, S., MS, RD2, 1Univ. of Conn., Dept. Nutri. Sci. & CT Nutrition Education & Training Program, Storrs, CT; 2State Dept. of Ed., Middletown, CT. Food Preference Survey for School Food Service Directors to Assist in Menu Development. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 1997:97(9): A-80.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD. "Implications of Nutrition on Learning and Behavior in Children." University of Western Capetown, Capetown, South Africa; November, 1996.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, Thompson, C., MS, RD, Fiore, S., MS, RD. Connecticut Cooks For Kids. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut; 1996.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD1; Santoro, D., RD2; Zartun, K.3; Thompson, C., MS, RD1; Fiore, S., MS, RD4, 1UConn, Dept. Nutr. Sci. & CNETP, Storrs, CT; 2Wolcott School Food Service, Wolcott, CT; 3 Stonington School Food Service, Stonington, CT; 4State Dept. of Ed., Middletown, CT. Impacts of Nutrient Standard Menu Planning for School Food Services. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 1996:96(9): A-49.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD1, 2; Argenta, D., MS2; Eller, C., MS2, University of Connecticut, 1 Department of Nutritional Sciences and 2Cooperative Extension System, Storrs, CT. Training Welfare Recipients in Professional Cooking. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 1996:96(9): A-59.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD. Laboratory Manual for Nutritional Sciences. University of Connecticut Co-op. 111pp. 1996.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, Lennon, S., RD. "Professional Cooking Training Program." Spring Meeting, Connecticut Dietetic Association: Rocky Hill, May 1995.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD. Laboratory Manual for Nutritional Sciences. University of Connecticut Co-op. 111pp. 1995.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD. Laboratory Manual for Nutritional Sciences. University of Connecticut Co-op. 98pp. 1994.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, Bergquist, J., RD. "Computers in School Food Service." Annual Meeting, American School Food Service Association: Boston, July, 1993.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, Bergquist, J., RD. "Computers in School Food Service." Spring Meeting, Connecticut Dietetic Association: Farmington, May, 1993.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, and Ferris, A.M. Laboratory Manual for Nutritional Sciences 270W. University of Connecticut Co-op. 98pp. 1993.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, DaCunto, Tracey A. and Devlin, Bradford E. Food Preference Survey for School Food Service. Fall Meeting, Connecticut Dietetic Association: Farmington, November, 1991.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, DaCunto,Tracey A. and Devlin, Bradford E. Food Preference Survey for School Food Service. Annual Meeting, American School Food Service Association: Las Vegas, July, 1991.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD, Bloznalis, L. "Consumer Survey: Licensing/Certifying Dietitians - Preliminary Data. "Spring Meeting, Connecticut Dietetic Association: Farmington, May, 1990.

Gitman, C., Shanley, E., MBA, RD "Modification of Restaurant Recipes for Healthier Meals." Spring Meeting, Connecticut Dietetic Association: Farmington, May, 1990.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD. "Computer Applications in College Curriculum for Food Service Systems." Fall Meeting, Connecticut Dietetic Association: Farmington, October, 1988.

Shanley, E., MBA, RD. "Standards of Education: Educational Changes for ADA." Spring Meeting, Connecticut Dietetic Association: Waterbury, May, 1987.

Holmes, R., Huck, S., Rosa, E., MBA, RD. A Manual for Clinical Experience in Dietetics, 3rd Ed., Framingham: Framingham State College, 1979.

Holmes, R., Huck, S., Rosa, E., MBA, RD. A Manual for Clinical Experience in Dietetics, Framingham: Framingham State College, 1978.


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