Applied Nutrition Faculty & Staff

Helping enhance, expand, and enrich learning opportunities for UNE students

Our Applied Nutri­tion fac­ul­ty con­sists of a grow­ing team of schol­ars and clin­i­cians. Most hold doc­tor­al degrees and many hold advanced clin­i­cal cer­ti­fi­ca­tions rep­re­sent­ing a vari­ety of spe­cial­ty train­ing areas, and are sub­ject mat­ter experts both from with­in and out­side of the uni­ver­si­ty. 

Our goal is to pre­pare you to be a well-qual­i­fied Applied Nutri­tion prac­ti­tion­er with in-depth knowl­edge of nutri­tion and the insight into data-dri­ven tech­niques and strate­gies to become a leader in your field.

World class instructional design

Fac­ul­ty and sub­ject mat­ter experts work in part­ner­ship with UNE Online’s in-house instruc­tion­al design­ers to ensure a ped­a­gog­i­cal­ly-sound and effi­cient online learn­ing expe­ri­ence in each course.  

Addi­tion­al­ly, in order to adhere to best prac­tices, all UNE Online cours­es are adap­tive and use uni­ver­sal design stan­dards. Cur­ricu­lum assess­ment and revi­sion is reg­u­lar­ly con­duct­ed in part­ner­ship with the UNE Online pro­gram teach­ing fac­ul­ty and internal/external sub­ject mat­ter experts.

Expert faculty

Our nutri­tion fac­ul­ty are sub­ject mat­ter experts in nutri­tion and business/marketing with prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence in the field of applied nutri­tion.

Are you inter­est­ed in becom­ing an Adjunct Fac­ul­ty mem­ber for the UNE Online Applied Nutri­tion pro­gram? UNE Online seeks Adjunct Fac­ul­ty who are cur­rent pro­fes­sion­als in nutri­tion and/or cur­rent­ly teach in the field of nutri­tion. Click here to email your resume. 

Academic Administration

  • Ellie Dodge, M.S., Ph.D.

    Direc­tor, Grad­u­ate Pro­grams in Applied Nutri­tion
    (207) 221‑4785 | Inno­va­tion Hall


    Ph.D. Uni­ver­si­ty of Maine, Food and Nutri­tion Sci­ences
    M.S. Uni­ver­si­ty of Maine, Food Sci­ence and Human Nutri­tion
    B.S. Uni­ver­si­ty of Maine, Food Sci­ence and Human Nutri­tion


    Food Sys­tems and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty
    Envi­ron­men­tal Nutri­tion
    Instruc­tion­al Tech­nolo­gies
    Online Course Design
    Cur­ricu­lum Devel­op­ment, Imple­men­ta­tion and Eval­u­a­tion

    Research Interests

    Nutri­tion Edu­ca­tion with­in the com­mu­ni­ty, espe­cial­ly nutri­tion for chil­dren and the incor­po­ra­tion of expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing through the use of gar­dens as instruc­tion­al tools. Oth­er research includes using online and instruc­tion­al tech­nolo­gies in course design pro­gram devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of a blend­ed deliv­ery (online and face-to-face) weight man­age­ment pro­gram for Uni­ver­si­ty of Maine Employ­ees.


  • Heidi Lynch

    Heidi Lynch

    Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tant
    (207) 221‑4506 | Inno­va­tion Hall

Adjunct Faculty

The list below appears in alpha­bet­i­cal order by last name. Click on the fac­ul­ty name to view full bio­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion.

  • Leanne DiMaio

    Leanne DiMaio, MPH, MBA

    (207) 462‑4055 |
    Off Cam­pus

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