Keene State College, says Lisa Prospert, “values both the education and work experience of the educator.” And as an educator, she adds, “the smaller class sizes allow me to get to know the students better and have a more connected interaction with each of them.”
This type of connection provides her with her most rewarding classroom experiences and reaffirming moments. She says those moments happen every time she takes a complex science or medical concept and presents it in a way that clicks. She uses analogies and real-life examples to help her students make connections to the content they might not have made otherwise.
Her family’s lifestyle includes whole foods, local foods, and integrated/complementary medicine. In her professional life as an educator, she has two goals: to create connections that lead to an increased interest and enthusiasm for nutrition science, and to create an understanding among students that their future is rife with possibilities. “Opportunities to utilize all aspects of their nutrition education are endless,” she says, “and limited only by their own imaginations, interest, and work ethic.”
Degrees and Credentials:
BS, Nutrition Science, University of Connecticut; Dietetic Internship, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 1986
RD, Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetics Registration, 1987
MS, Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, 1992
Nutrition science, food as medicine, nutrition education.
Dietetic Internship Director, Keene State College, 2000-2009
Adjunct Faculty, Keene State College, 1996-2009
Clinical Dietitian and Clinical Manager, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA, 1988-1997.
Awards and Accolades:
Successful accreditation site visits, Keene State College Dietetic Internship, 2003, and Keene State College Health Science Nutrition Option, 2013.
Selected Professional Work:
Self Study Accreditation Report, Keene State College Health Science Nutrition Option, 2013
Self Study Accreditation Report, Keene State College Dietetic Internship, 2003.