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Faculty and Staff

Maryann Ludwig Morris, M.S., R.D.

Education

Master of Science, Food and Nutrition; Minor: Education, May 1979
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Thesis: “Nutrition Knowledge, Habits and Concerns of Selected Older Adults”

Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, May 1977
State University of Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

Affiliations

National Academic Advising Association: member

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture- member

American Dietetic Association: member

Connecticut Dietetic Association: member - Nominating Committee, 1992

Northern Connecticut Dietetic Association: President, 1987

Experience

2005-Present Lecturer/Academic Advisor
Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Teach AH 4242- Counseling and Teaching for the Health Professional, fall and spring

Instructor of FYE course and First Year Learning Community. Team teach AH 1100. Supervise independent study work. Advise undergraduate students in planning their academic programs and formulating career goals. Assist students with making specific curriculum decisions, including course selection, course sequencing and change of major. Resource for students, faculty and parents regarding academic policies and programs. Assist with orientation programs and registration activities. Advise honor students. Advisor to Allied Health Sciences Club.

1999-2005 Laboratory Manager / Educational Assistant
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Manage food laboratories that support the Food Systems Management, Food Science, Food Preparation and Nutritional Assessment courses for the department. Assist the Dietetics Program Director with administrative duties. Advisor to the student Nutrition Club. Employed on two department grants, Sanitation and Food Safety and After School Healthy Meal Planning.

Nutrition Consultant
Juniper Hill Village, Storrs, CT

Provide nutritional assessment of dietary needs and documentation on senior residents participating in the facility food program. Consultant to the food service department.

1988 to 1999 Consultant Dietitian - Nursing Homes
Chestnut Point, East Windsor, CT. The Suffield House, Suffield, CT.

Provided nutritional assessments; completed nutrition documentation; developed care plans; attended care conferences; made recommendations for prevention of weight fluctuations; worked with the FSD to ensure dietary compliance with local, state and federal guidelines; provide in-service education.

1988 to 1995 Consultant to Kaiser Permanente

Developed and taught specialized nutrition classes: “Freedom from Fat”; “Healthy Hearts”

1988 to 1994 Consultant Dietitian in Private Practice

Nutrition Consultant for several CT agencies including Holiday Health and Fitness, Hartford & Manchester; Connecticut Culinary Institute, Farmington; Connecticut Health Department, Hartford; Greenshire School, Chesire; Women’s Center for Wellness, Vernon; and Counseling Affiliates, Glastonbury

1980 to 1988 University Nutritionist, Student Health Services / Instructor, School of Allied Health
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Nutritionist: Provided outpatient dietary counseling; developed and instructed nutrition workshops for students; managed Food Service for the Student Health Services; supervised dietary staff of seven.

Instructor: Individual and team teaching of Introductory and Food Service System courses; advisement and evaluation of students; provided supervision of practicum and independent studies; planned field trips.

1978 to 1980 Clinical Dietitian
Athens Mental Health Center, Athens, Ohio

Provided nutritional assessments; conducted patient diet instruction; completed nutrition documentation; attended team meetings with medical staff; conducted in-service education classes for food service personnel; and developed therapeutic menus.

1977 to 1978 Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Nutrition, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Provided classroom instruction of Meal Management and Introduction to Nutrition courses; advisor to undergraduate students.

Computer Skills

Proficient in PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office Suite

Licenses

Registered Dietitian #R540267

Certified Nutritionist/Dietitian, State of Connecticut #201

Awards

CANR Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, April 2010

Teaching Award of Merit- NACTA, May 2009

Professional Excellence Award (UCONN) –USG Finalist Advisor of Year, May 2009

First Year Learning Community Award for Exemplary Practice, May 2006


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Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375