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Nutrition Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields. They are actively involved in:

  1. publishing juried scholarly works in their respective disciplines and contributing to the scholarly program at meetings of professional organizations
  2. submitting grant applications to external agencies
  3. contributing to the department's service mission through participation in professional organizations, involvement on departmental, college, and university committees, and by serving the nation, state and region with their professional expertise.

Amer AbuGhazaleh, Professor

Animal Science

Dr. AbuGhazaleh has a PhD in dairy science from South Dakota State University. After completing his PhD, Dr. AbuGhazaleh worked as a research scientist in the Department of Animal Science at Clemson University, South Carolina.

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Amer AbuGhazaleh

Office Phone: 618-453-1767
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 119

William Banz, Professor

Animal Science

Dr. Banz's specialization is in Nutrition Physiology, focusing primarily on the relationship amongst the bioactive agricultural components of functional foods, health and gene-nutrient interaction. 

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William Banz

Office Phone: 618-453-2469 
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 200

Brenda Green, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.L.C., Associate Lecturer

Brenda Green graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics. In 2000, she graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Master of Science degree in Community Nutrition. Brenda worked close to 15 years with the Illinois Department of Human Services as a Regional Nutritionist Consultant with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program). Brenda is now the Director of the Dietetic Internship Program at SIU where she brings her love of the community to the classroom.

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SIU Food and Nutrition Brenda Green

Office: Quigley Hall, 209
Phone: 618-453-7513

Afroza Hasin, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor

SIU Food and Nutrition Afroza Hasin

Office: Quigley Hall, 219D
Phone: 618-453-1768

Maggie McGuire, MS, RD, CDCES, Dietetic Program Director/Associate Lecturer

Maggie McGuire received her Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from Southern Illinois University in 2016. She worked as a Pediatric Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in Portland, Oregon before joining the Food and Nutrition faculty.

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Maggie McGuire

Office: Quigley Hall, 213C
Phone: 618-453-7512

Dawn Null, Ph.D., R.D.N., Associate Professor

Dr. Null is a Registered Dietitian and Health Educator with over 25 years of experience working in the field and in college health. Her eclectic background includes food distribution and menu and recipe development; health promotion program development, implementation, and evaluation; and directing and maintaining an accredited dietetics program. Dr. Null’s primary research areas include food insecurity, environmental nutrition, and brown-water mariner health. Dr. Null is the Continuing Education Advisor for Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists for the American College Health Association.

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SIU Food and Nutrition Dawn Null

Office: Quigley Hall, 213D
Phone: 618-453-2462