Company: North Dakota State University
Location: Fargo, ND
Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, RD, LRD, FAND, professor at North Dakota State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators & Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nutrition and food science.
Since 1993, Dr. Garden-Robinson has been a nutritionist, dietitian, writer, and educator at North Dakota State University, where she serves as a professor of food and nutrition. An expert in food chemistry and science, Dr. Garden-Robinson began her education at Minnesota State University, where she completed coursework in biology and music before discovering her passion for nutrition. In 1986, she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with honors in food and nutrition dietetics from North Dakota State University. Dr. Garden-Robinson remained at North Dakota State University, earning a Master of Science in food nutrition in 1989 and her Doctor of Philosophy in cereal chemistry and food technology on her wedding day in 1993.
After completing her doctoral studies, Dr. Garden-Robinson began teaching at North Dakota State University, rising from instructor to full professor over the course of her tenure. Since 1997, she has written a weekly column in The NDSU Extension and been a frequent speaker and presenter at professional conferences and meetings across the country. She has mentored more than 150 interns and graduate students and has been extensively published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Garden-Robinson holds numerous professional and continuing education credentials, including USDA HACCP and FDA Food Sanitation certifications, a Master Gardener certificate, and Licensed Registered Dietitian status, and is the current vice president of public affairs of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Dr. Garden-Robinson is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has been the recipient of over a dozen grants, awards, and special designations in recognition of her work on behalf of North Dakota State University and the field as a whole. Most recently, she is the winner of a 2020 National First Place Family Health and Wellness Award and a 2019 Public Engagement Award from the Association of Public Land Grant Universities. Dr. Garden-Robinson credits her ongoing success to her work ethic and continued enthusiasm for a rapidly evolving field of study, and she hopes to publish a book of her collected columns in the upcoming years. Outside her work in academia, Dr. Garden-Robinson remains passionate about music, serving as the music coordinator for Gethsemane Cathedral in Fargo, and plays piano, flute, and other instruments.
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