Faculty members in Penn State's Department of Nutritional Sciences are multidisciplinary; they are trained in a broad range of backgrounds, including nutrition, dietetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, psychology, immunology, behavioral genetics, endocrinology, epidemiology, health promotion, nutrition education, health education, public health, medicine, and neuroscience. The faculty use a variety of innovative, interactive teaching methods to enhance student engagement and improve the learning experience.
Ph.D., Nutrition, Penn State
Ph.D., Education, Policy and Evaluation, Arizona State University
M.S., Human Nutrition, Syracuse University
B.S., Nutrition Science, Penn State
Dr. Gina Pazzaglia has taught for more than 25 years at the undergraduate and graduate level and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with experience in clinical nutrition in both acute and long-term care settings and community nutrition. Her teaching and research interests include effective pedagogy for online, hybrid, face-to-face, and flipped classroom formats; competence and diversity skills in nutrition and dietetics and health care; nutrition education for the public and other health professions; and nutrition education and health in the Latino population.