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


    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.

  • Angelina Maia, Ph.D.

    Assistant Program Director

    (207) 221-4759

    More info

    Portland, ME campus


Adjunct Faculty

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