Teacher of the Month--
Linda Vaughan, an Associate Professor of Nutrition since 1986, is regarded as a positive force in shaping the professional lives of her students. Kathleen Woolf, one of Vaughan's former students, and now a University of Arizona Research Dietician said, "Dr. Vaughan is very well respected. She is dedicated to the scholarship of her students."
As detailed in my resume, I have taught ten different undergraduate courses within the field of nutrition. When I began at Arizona State University, the Food & Nutrition Area had dwindled to only one full-time faculty and we were still on a 3/3 teaching load (three courses each semester), thus my teaching duties were extensive. For the past decade, I have taught two (different) courses each semester, at least three of the four at the undergraduate level. I have enjoyed teaching such a diversity of classes, since each course benefits from different instructional approaches.
The beginning courses (Personal Nutrition and Human Nutrition) always emphasize assignments and lecture topics that the students can personally relate to and benefit from. For example, each student always evaluates their own personal diet, often in two or three different ways. Students are asked to assess their use of supplements, the quality of weight loss diets they may have followed, and their ability to meet current dietary guidelines. Use of computerized data bases (some available for student purchase) integrate computer literacy with course goals. These beginning students also turn to popular magazines and books to compare their contents with the information presented in lecture and assigned readings. These students are also brought into the realm of poverty induced food deprivation through a very successful Food Basket Project. Each year, FON 100 and 241 students donate over 750-1000 pounds of non-perishable food to local food banks. Although I do not teach these courses each semester, the assigned instructors almost always adopt the project as a course assignment. All of these assignments are included in the attached packet of teaching materials.
The advanced undergraduate courses I teach, most recently Diet Therapy and Advanced Nutrition I, emphasize the role of the student as a budding professional. My Advanced Nutrition I course is often the first 400-level course our majors take and my exams are often the first that require significant amounts of integration and synthesis. To prepare the students for this type of examination, I inject such questions into lectures and have the class as a whole walk through the process of developing a complete response. I also provide examples of the types of questions that might appear on the exam. This class covers the metabolism of vitamins and minerals, thus follows a fairly consistent outline of subtopics for each nutrient. In order to facilitate the process of note-taking, I distribute a generic outline that the student can use to organize their notes. I introduce the students to the realities of inconclusive scientific research by having them critique two conflicting research articles. I also prepare them for the types of client interaction they will likely engage in by having them evaluate (1) the cost-effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages of a specific vitamin or mineral supplement and (2) their own diet for iron adequacy. Diet Therapy students complete several sets of medical nutrition case studies; I encourage group efforts since many of the questions, with no single correct answer, are best explored from a variety of viewpoints. These students are also asked to look back into the practice of Diet Therapy in the 1920s-1940s to compare the standard practices of those eras with those currently used. Examples of these instructional approaches are provided in the attached packet of teaching materials.
In addition to my instructional, research and service responsibilities as an ASU faculty, I have served as Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) since 1983. This Program is approved by the American Dietetic Association and provides the coursework necessary to enter post-graduate Dietetic Internships prior to national certification. This position has brought me into direct contact with virtually every undergraduate student majoring in Dietetics within our program. I do a tremendous amount of academic and pre professional advisement every semester, including the advisement of potential transfer students. I have also developed two advising videos that were used as preliminary information sources for newly declared majors. Our Program has achieved tremendous success: the pass rate of ASU students taking the Dietetic Registration Examination has always exceeded the national average and the subscores of our students are almost always several points higher than the national average. Our students have been accepted into Internships at University of California-Berkeley, the U. S. Army and Air Force, Auburn University, Tufts University, UCLA, and within the highly competitive Veteran's Administration system. Student feedback indicates a high degree of satisfaction with the academic and professional preparation provided by our undergraduate DPD. I frequently maintain contact with past students and I now share rewarding professional relationships with many of these DPD students. My "professional development" role carries over as one of the two faculty with primary responsibility for the undergraduate Field Experience course. I have developed a series of course assignments that will help prepare the student for a position within the profession of their choice, including the writing of a resume and job application cover letter, review of professional journals and development of personal goal statements. Selected examples of these assignments are included in the attached packet of teaching materials.
My plans for future development of my instructional skills are driven by the clientele I serve at ASU. I have taught an amazing array of students, many of whom might be described as non-traditional Students I have taught and advised include a 70-year old retired Home Economics Chair, two professional chefs, a retired ballet dancer, dozens of women returning to the University after raising a family, an several student-athletes. I am currently working with the College of Extended Education to develop Personal Nutrition as a course offering on cable TV. I am in the process of converting course materials into a Power Point format for ease in updating and presentation of lecture material and handouts. Along with other nutrition faculty, I continually review computer software for inclusion in our courses. I will continue to participate in the various workshops offered by the University Program for Faculty Development. My four years of service on the Executive Committee of the Dietetic Educators of Practitioner's national practice group has afforded me the opportunity to network with scores of other university faculty and benefit from their innovation and expertise. It is my long-term goal to ensure the relevancy and accuracy of every course I teach and to approach each student as the individual learner he/she is.
|B.S.||1972||University of California, Davis|
Dietetics and Food Science
|M.N.S.||1974||Cornell University |
|Ph.D.||1977||University of Arizona|
Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition
|8/86 - Present||Associate Professor (tenured)|
Department of Family Resources and Human Development
Arizona State University
|8/82 - 8/86||Assistant Professor|
Department of Family Resources and Human Development
Arizona State University
|8/79 - 8/82||Visiting Assistant Professor|
Department of Home Economics
Arizona State University
|8/77 - 8/79||Assistant Professor|
Department of Human Nutrition
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
|3/77 - 8/77 |
2/74 - 8/75
|Public Health Nutritionist|
Maricopa County Health Department
|12/76 - 7/77||Nutrition Consultant|
Dr. Edward A. Smith. MD
Private Practice in Cardiovascular Health
|6/73 - 1/74||Research Assistant|
Station Cornell University
Levis WA, Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Carroll SS, Van Halderen L, Felicetta J. Blood pressure responses of white men with hypertension to two low sodium metabolic diets with different levels of dietary calcium. J Am Diet Assoc. 1995; 95: 1280-1287.
Stroble T. Espinoza S. Ward K, Vaughan L. A comparison of skinfold measures versus infrared interactance as measures of body composition in hemodialysis patients. J Renal Nutr. 1993;3 :130-134.
Zuerlein K, Martin JF, Vaughan L, Markow TA. N1DDM: Basic research plus education (Letter to Editor). Lancet. 1991;338:1271.
Vaughan LA, Zurlo F. Ravussin E. Effect of age on energy expenditure. Am J Clin Nutr. 1991;53:821-825.
Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Lehman W. Contribution of various food groups to vitamin B-6 intake in free-living, low income elderly. J Am Diet Assoc. 1990:90:830-834.
Stroble TE, Vaughan LA, Manore MM, Spicher JD. Serum iron. zinc, folacin and Vitamin B-12 in pregnant and non-pregnant adolescents. Nutr Res. 1989;9:1089-1100.
Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Carroll SS, Leklem JE. Plasma pyridoxal 5' phosphate concentration and dietary vitamin B-6 intake in free-living. low income elderly. Am J Clin Nutr. 1989:50:339-345.
Manore MM. Vaughan LA, Carroll SS. Iron status in free-living, low income v very elderly. Nutr Rep Int. 1989:39:1-12.
Vaughan LA, Manore MM. Dietary patterns and nutritional status of low income, freeliving elderly. Food & Nutr News. 1988;60:27-30.
Vaughan LA, Manore MM, Winston DH. Bacterial safety of a closed administration system for enteral nutrition solutions. J Am Diet Assoc. 1988;88:35-37.
Vaughan LA, Cheung S. Winston DH Sexlon L. Nutritional status of independent living elderly patients of a gastroenterology practice. J Nutr Elderly. 1988;7:23-30.
Roosa MW, Vaughan LA. A comparison of teenage and older mothers with preschool children. Family Relations. 1984;33:259-265.
Roosa MW, Vaughan LA. Opinion versus fact in social issues: The case of teenage pregnancy and parenting. J Home Econ. 1983;75:7-10.
Roosa MW, Vaughan LA. A comparison of teen mothers who had enrolled their infants in an alternative parenting program and their peers. Urban Educ. 1 983; 1 8 :348-360.
Douglass E, Peterson J. Vaughan LA, Fox HM. Practices and nutritional intakes of infants in Nebraska. Nutr Rep lnt. 1983;28:385-389.
Weber CW, Vaughan LA, Stini WA Bioavailability of iron and other trace minerals from human milk IN: Nutritional Bioavailability of Iron. Kies C (Ed). American Chemical Society Symposium Series 203, Washington, D.C., 1982.
Johnston LS, Vaughan LA, Fox HM. Pantothenic acid content of human milk. Am J Clin Nutr. 1981:34:2205-2209.
Stini WA. Weber CW, Kemberling, SR Vaughan LA. Lean tissue growth and disease susceptibility in bottle fed R s breast fed infants. IN: Social and Biological Predictors of Nutritional Status, Physical Grouch and Behavioral Development. Greene LS,Johnston F E (Eds). Academic Press, New York, 1979.
Vaughan LA, Weber CW, Kemberling SR Longitudinal changes in the mineral content of human milk. Am J Clin Nutr. 1987;32:2301-2306.
Kies C. Fox HM, Vaughan LA. Wheat bran supplementary effects on nutritional status of human adults. Cereal Foods World. 1978;23:409.
Vaughan LA, Weber CW, Kemberling SR. Relationship bet seen trace mineral content of lactating women's milk serum and dietary intake. IN: Trace Mineral Metabolism in Man and Animals. Kirchgessner M (Ed). Fresing Weihenstephan, Federal Republic of Germany, 1978.
Vaughan LA, Benyshek D, Martin J. Food acquisition and intake patterns of young and elderly Havasupai adults. FASEB J. 1994:8:A274.
Vaughan LA, McManus NA, Martin J. Nutlitional risk factors of Havasupai women. J Am Diet Assoc. 1993;93:A77.
Ward KA. Vaughan LA, Stroble TE, Espinoza SA. Comparison of skinfold measures versus infrared interactance as measures of body composition in hemodialysis patients. J Am Diet Assoc. 1992;92:A39.
Swart A Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Felicetta IV. Blood pressure responses of hypertensive males to a metabolic diet with moderate sodium and two levels of dietary calcium. J Am Diet Assoc. l991;91:A29.
Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Leklem JE, Felicetta JV. Changes in plasma pyridoxal phosphate in diabetic, hypertensive, and diabetic hypertensive men fed a constant Vitamin B-6 diet. FASEB J. 1991 ;5:A586.
Vaughan LA, Manore MM, Russo ME, Felicetta JV. Responses of essential hypertensive and normotensive males to a high calcium/moderate sodium metabolic diet. FASEB J. 1991;5:A576.
Vaughan LA, Manore MM, Shepard CW. Relationship of red meat intake to iron status in free-living elderly. FASEB J. 1990;4:A513.
Russo ME. Vaughan LA, Manore MM. Responses of hypertensive and normotensive males to a high calcium/high sodium diet. J Am Diet Assoc. 1990;90:A104.
Moses KA Manore KA, Vaughan LA. Evaluation of an in-school computer based nutrition education program for pregnant adolescents. J Am Diet Assoc. 1989;89:A61.
Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Lehman W. Contributions of various food groups to dietary Vitamin B-6 intake in free-living, low income elderly. FASEB J. 1989;3:A657.
Vaughan LA, Manore MM, Lehman W. Food choices of elderly and nutrient contribution of food groups. FASEB J. 1989;3 :A1238.
Stroble TE, Vaughan LA, Manore MM. Serum iron, zinc, folacin and vitamin B-12 in pregnant and nonpregnant adolescents. FASEB J. 1988;2:A647.
Vaughan LA, Manore MM. Nutrient contributions of red meats and other flesh foods to dietary intakes of free-living elderly. FASEB J. 1988:2:A1431.
Vaughan LA Weber CW. Current and anticipated infant feeding behaviors of breast- and bottle-feeding women. Fed Proc. 1986;44:363.
Vaughan LA, Byrnes CA, Weber CW. Amino acid profiles of human milk from fed and fasted subjects. Fed Proc. 1985;44: 1854.
Vaughan LA. Anonsen LJ, Monte WC, Weber CW. Magnesium intakes and balances of trained endurance athletes. Fed Proc. 1984;43:470.
Vaughan LA. Roosa MW, Campbell K. Infant and child feeding practices of teenage mothers. Fed Proc. 1983;42: 1330.
Vaughan LA, Johnston LS, Fox HM. Pantothenic acid content of human milk. Fed Proc. 1981;40:889.
Vaughan LA, Weber CW, Kemberling SR. Effect of duration of lactation on trace mineral content of human milk. Fed Proc. 1977:36:1124.
Dietary intakes and food behaviors of Havasupai Indians.
Summer workshop for Havasupai Indians: Diabetes Education (P.I. Markow, TE)
Effectiveness of culture-specific diabetic diet guidelines for Native Americans.
Effect of nutritional counseling with pregnant adolescents on pregnancy outcome.
Mechanisms of diabetic hypertension in man, Years 1-3; Supplies (Co investigator with Manore. MM)
Mechanisms of diabetic hypertension in man, Years 1-3; Personnel (Co investigator with Felicetta, JE and Manore, MM)
Relationship of red meat intake to hematological and other nutritional indices in the elderly, Phase II.
Computrition Training Workshop
Computerized nutrition education grant. (Co-investigator with Manore, MM)
Conference Travel Grant
Relationship of red meat intake to hematological and other nutritional indices in the elderly. Phase I.
Nutrition assessment of the elderly
Effect of prenatal exercise on maternal weight gain and fat deposition.
Effectiveness of milk as a dietary component for the mildly or moderately malnourished elderly.
Free amino acid content of human milk from vegetarian and nonvegetarian women.
Vaughan LA. Evaluation of nutrient supplements for athletes. Presented at The American College of Sports Medicine, Southwest Chapter, Annual Meeting, December 1989.
Spicher JD, Vaughan LA, Manore MM, Stroble TE. Evaluation of an in-school nutrition education program for pregnant teenagers. Presented at The American Dietetic Association 7lst Annual Meeting. October 1988.
Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Carroll SS. Iron status of free-living, low income vent elderly Presented at The American Dietetic Association 70th Annual Meeting, October 1987.
Kleerup DE, Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Skinner JS. Comparison of resting metabolic rate between cyclical female dieters and non-dieting controls. Presented at The American Dietetic Association 70th Annual Meeting, October 1987.
Berry TE, Manore MM, Vaughan LA, Skinner JS. Comparison of exercise energy expenditure between cyclical female dieters and nondieting controls. Presented at The American Dietetic Association 70th Annual Meeting. October 1987.
Mallery FA, Vaughan LA, Manore MM, Merrill BD. Knowledge of osteoporosis and intakes of dairy products in women of childbearing age. Presented at The American Dietetic Association 70th Annual Meeting, October 1987.
Salomon SB, Manore MM Vaughan LA, Wells CL. The relationship of exercise and menstrual cycle cle hunger of obese females. Presented at The American Dietetic Association 70th Annual Meeting. October 1987.
Shepard CW, Vaughan LA, Manore MM. Influence of dietary patterns on hematologic status of freeliving elderly Presented at The American Dietetic Association 69th Annual Meeting, October 1986.
Lucenti MK Manore MM, Vaughan LA. Assessment of folate and B-12 status in freeliving elderly Presented at The American Dietetic Association 69th Annual Meeting, October 1986.
Wutz EM, Vaughan LA, Manore MM. Effect of age and supplementation on serum magnesium in independent living elderly. Presented at The American Dietetic Association 69th Annual Meeting, October 1986.
Manore MM. Vaughan LA. Field testing of a statistical and graphics enhanced nutrient analysis program in a large scale geriatric assessment study. Presented at The American Dietetic Association 69th Annual Meeting, October 1986.
Byrnes CA, Vaughan LA. Manore MM. Monte WC. Effect of freshly extracted carrot juice on lipid levels of adult males. Presented at The American Dietetic Association 69th Annual Meeting, October 1986.
Vaughan LA. Computerized nutritional assessment Within the school setting. Presented at The American School Health Association 56th Annual Meeting, October 1982.
Roosa MW, Vaughan LA. An examination of teenage parenting. Phase I of a longitudinal study Presented at The National Council of Family Relations Annual Meeting. October 1982.
Vaughan LA, Weber CW, Kemberling SR. Trace minerals in human milk: preliminary report. Presented at The Institute of Food Technologists 36th Annual Meeting June 1976.
Arizona Department of Health, Long Term Care Surveyors Training Conference. Nutritional assessment of the elderly. September 1995.
Central Arizona Dietetic Association. Results of the Nutrition Screening Initiative among homebound elderly in metropolitan Phoenix. May 1995.
ASU Elder Care Support Group. Nutritional needs of elderly persons. March 1995.
Area Agency on Aging: Region I. Healthy eating for older adults. October 1994-January 1995 (5 presentations) .
Arizona Division of Children and Family Services Employee Wellness Conference. Nutrition and stress reduction. November 1994.
MARC Minority Health Lecture: Dietary guidelines for minorities with diabetes. June 1994.
ASU Elder Care Support Group. Nutritional care of the elderly December 1993.
National Dairy Council: Dairy Council of Arizona. Obesity: What's the cure? Practice perspectives. October 1988.
Arizona Department of Health Services: Office of Nutrition. Substance abuse and pregnancy. December 1987.
International Childbirth Education Association: Western Regional Conference. Nutritional decisions for the vegetarian family. November 1986.
Arizona Department of Health Services: Division of Local Health. Protection against foodborne diseases. November 1986.
Maricopa Health Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition: Choices in the '80s. Impact on pregnancy: nutritional building blocks. April 1986.
Arizona Medical Association: Sports Medicine Committee Symposium. Nutrition and the athlete. January 1986.
International Childbirth Education Association: Western Regional Conference. Postpartum weight loss. October 1985.
Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army: Nutritional Assessment PostGraduate Course. Biochemistry update for dietitians. June 1985.
La Leche League Western Regional Conference. Weight control during lactation. April 1985.
Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Clinical Nutrition Lecture Series. Recent research in applied human nutrition. August 1984.
Arizona Dietetic Association Annual Meeting. Current theories of obesity. May 1984.
Arizona Department of Health Services: Office of Nutrition: New Wave Nutrition for Older Adults Conference. Nutritional assessment of the elderly: interpretation and application. March 1984.
American Association of Operating Room Nurses: Phoenix Chapter. Nutritional support of the pre/post operative surgical patient. October 1983.
Arizona Dietetic Association Annual Meeting. Networking for professionals. May 1983.
Arizona Council for School-Aged Parents: Spring Conference on Programs for Pregnant Teenagers. Impact of a teen parenting program on mothers and their children: Nutrition results. April 1983.
International Childbirth Education Association: Enrichment Workshop. Weight loss and caesareans: special considerations for the lactating woman. March 1983.
Arizona Nurses Association: Geriatric Nursing Assessment Conference. Nutritional assessment of the elderly. February 1983.
Center for Family Studies, Arizona State University Conference of Family Competence. Effects of alternative programs on the competence of teenage mothers and their children. February 1983.
Personnel Committee: Chair, 1994-95; Member, 1993-present; 1985-87
Graduate Committee: Chair. 1983-85; Member, 1995-present, 1988-89
PhD Committee: Member, 1995-present
By-Laws Committee: Member, 1995
Author, DPD Self Study for Approval of the Didactic Program in Dietetics: 1994-95; 1989-90.
Program Review Committee: Member, 1993-94
Affirmative Action Committee: Member, 1992-94; 1985-87
Co-author, Approved Preprofessional Practice Program Self Study) for Approval of Supervised Practice Program in Dietetics. 1989-90.
Area Coordinator. Foods and Nutrition Faculty: 1989-93.
Nutrition Search and Screen Committee: Chair, 1988-89.
Support Systems Committee: Chair, 1983-85.
CLAS Standards Committee, 1995-present.
Graduate Faculty, PhD in Curriculum and Instruction: Exercise and Wellness Education: 1990-present.
Faculty Senator, ASU Faculty Senate: 1990-91.
Affiliate Faculty, Adult Development and Aging Program, 1987-present.
Chair Search Committee, Department of Health, Physical Education and Dance, member, 1987-88.
Reviewer: Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly: 1986-present
Merrill K. Dieting practices and eating behaviors of elderly women. In progress.
Scott J. Utilization of home-delivered meals by homebound elderly. In progress.
Mooneyham D. Meal planning practices and knowledge of child care feeding program directors and cooks. In progress.
Gaumont S. Nutrient intake and food availability of homebound elderly with and without home-delivered meals. In progress.
Wennerstrom K. Actual and perceived nutritional risks of free-living elderly. In progress.
Erramuzpe K. Effect of protein status on compensatory response of elderly female ketoacidotic diabetics. 1994.
McManus N. Nutrient intake and food choices of Havasupai women. 1992.
Ward KA. Comparison of skinfold measures v ersus infrared interactance as measures of body composition in hemodialysis patients. 1992.
Russo ME. Responses of hypertensive and normotensive males to a high sodium/high calcium diet. 1990.
Shepard CW. The effect of red meat intake on hematologic status in free living elderly. 1989.
Lucenti MK. Assessment of folate and Vitamin B-12 status in free living elderly. 1988.
Spicher JD. Evaluation of an in-school nutrition education program for pregnant teenagers. 1988.
Mallery FA. Knowledge of osteoporosis, calcium intake and sources of information among women of child-bearing age. 1987.
Byrnes CA. Effects of raw carrot juice on lipid profiles in males. 1986.
Douglass EI. Nutrition knowledge, attitudes and infant feeding practices of rural Nebraska mothers. 1979.
Schroeder LS. Pantothenic acid content of human milk. 1979.
Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Nutrition. Gerontology Conference Committee, 1991-present.
Central Arizona College Dietetic Education Program Advisory Committee, 1982-present.
International Childbirth Education Association, Professional Consultant. 1988-present.
Arizona Department of Health Services, Preventative Health Block Grant Review Committee, 1987.
Arizona Medical Association, Ad Hoc Salt Reduction Committee. 1984 1985.
Arizona School Health Association Nutrition Study Committee, 1982 1983.
Maricopa County Head Start Health Advisory Committee. 1980-1981.
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