Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

WHAT WE DO

The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality (NHM) is committed to making a difference in the lives of our students, and to improving the quality of life for all, especially the citizens of the Lafayette-Oxford-University and Mississippi communities.

  • Email:

    nhm@olemiss.edu
  • Office Location:

    108 Lenoir Hall, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS, 38677-1848
  • Phone:

    662-915-7371
  • Office Hours

    8 - 5 Monday through Friday

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About the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management (NHM) is one of the fastest growing academic units at the University of Mississippi. 

Our faculty is committed to making a difference in the lives of our students, and to improving the quality of life for all, especially the citizens of the Lafayette-Oxford-University and Mississippi communities.

We also offer our students exciting collaborations with the Center for Health and Sport Performance and the Institute of Child Nutrition; various StudyUSA and Study Abroad courses; and multidimensional coursework spanning human development, consumer economics, and business applications.

Selected research topics addressed by NHM faculty and students include:

  • Child nutrition
  • Weight control
  • Sports nutrition
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Food environment
  • Food assistance programs
  • Health and welfare
  • Service management
  • Hospitality finance
  • Hospitality marketing, and
  • Food tourism

Meet the staff and faculty of NHM

Eun Kyong Choi

Eun Kyong Choi

  • Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Melinda Valliant

Melinda Valliant

  • Interim Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Associate Dean of Faculty and Acedemic Affairs and Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Katerina Berezina

Katerina Berezina

  • Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Anne Bomba

Anne Bomba

  • Associate Professor of Nutrition & Hospitality Management
Yunhee Chang

Yunhee Chang

  • Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Dave Holben

Dave Holben

  • Professor of Nutrition & Hospitality Management
David Joung

David Joung

  • Associate Professor of Nutrition & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Laurel Bradley

Laurel Bradley

  • Professor of Nutrition & Hospitality Management
Ellen Ossorio

Ellen Ossorio

  • Instructor in Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Emmy Parkes

Emmy Parkes

  • Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Hospitality Management & Director of the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Georgianna Schroeder

Georgianna Schroeder

  • Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management and Director of Online Hospitality Management Master's Program
James Taylor

James Taylor

  • Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Nadeeja Wijayatunga

Nadeeja Wijayatunga

  • Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Hospitality Management
Teresa Carithers

Teresa Carithers

  • Emeritus Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Kathy Knight

Kathy Knight

  • Professor Emerita of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Kathy Knight

Kathy Knight

  • Professor Emerita of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Leslie Houston

Leslie Houston

  • Administrative Coordinator I
Tameka Johnson

Tameka Johnson

  • Academic Advisor I
Dru Jones

Dru Jones

  • Food Specialist
Heelye Park

Heelye Park

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

A word from our Interim Department Chair

Welcome to one of the most exciting departments at The University of Mississippi!

  • The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management is proud of high enrollments, nationally accredited programs, sustainable student and faculty retention, a commitment to student advising, and exemplary scholarship.

We are passionate about our degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and we know you will be too!

- Eun-Kyong (Cindy) Choi, Interim Department Chair and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

 

What programs does the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management offer?

NHM offers a wide range of programs from undergraduate all the way to Ph.D. Undergraduates can also minor in Hospitality Management, Food Studies, or Nutrition.