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Food and 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, Ph.D., Professor

Animal Science Food and Nutrition

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. Dr. AbuGhazaleh is currently the coordinator for the department Online Companion Animal Nutrition Program and the Advisor for the Saluki Service Dawgs Club.

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SIU Food and Nutrition Amer Abughazaleh

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

Lynn Gill, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Instructor

Animal Science Food and Nutrition

Lynn Gill graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 1988 and Southern Illinois University in 1996. She worked at SIU's Wellness Center for 21 years before joining ASFN faculty.

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

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

Food and Nutrition

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, Room 209
Phone: (618) 453-7513

Afroza Hasin, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor

Animal Science Food and Nutrition

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SIU Food and Nutrition Afroza Hasin

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

Dawn Bloyd Null, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.N., Assistant Professor

Human Nutrition and Dietetics, ASFN

Dr. Null is a Registered Dietitian and Health Educator with over 18 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 as well as teaching at the collegiate level. Dr. Null also consults for the inland river barge industry in the areas of nutrition, health, and wellness. Health of towboat crew is a primary research interest of Dr. Null’s along with sports nutrition, and college 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, Room 213D
Phone: (618) 453-2462