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Cecile Adkins, Ed.D., R.D.N., L.D.N.

Cecile Adkins, Ed.D., R.D.N., L.D.N.

Title: Director of Undergraduate Dietetics

Department: Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

Office: 35 Faculty Center

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3764

Education:Ed.D., College Teaching and Learning, Walden University
M.A., Nutrition Education, Immaculata University
B.S., Home Economics, University of Nevada, Reno



  • Undergraduate: FNU 206, 208, 220, 315, 320, 353, 370, 372
  • Graduate: NED 644, 653, 680

Research Interests

Body positivity, challenging the beauty ideal, food and culture, cultural competence, student engagement, scholarly teaching and learning, sustainable agriculture, food cooperatives, community education initiatives, and social justice.

Recent Work

Adkins, C. (2017). Instructional strategies that promote cultural competence in nutrition and dietetics education. (Doctoral dissertation). ScholarWorks.

Adkins, C. & Skahan, P. (2018). Implementation of a nutrition education program for university athletes using nutrition and dietetics majors. IRB approved, commence late fall 2018.

Higgins, A. & Adkins, C. (2018). The impact of peer-to-peer training on body image and attitudes about media imagery. IRB approved, commence fall 2018.

Pazzaglia, G. & Adkins, C. The food, nutrition and culture connection: Teaching cultural competence through classroom projects. Submitted with revisions, March 2014. Submitted with revisions Fall 2014, not accepted.

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