Emily DeWitt, MS, RDN, LD

Emily DeWitt, MS, RDN, LD

Emily DeWitt

Emily DeWitt, MS, RDN, LD


206H Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506

Last Revised: Jun 29th, 2023

Professional Biography

Emily DeWitt joined the Department of Dietetics and Human as a Lecturer in January 2023. Prior to transitioning to this role, Emily worked for many years with Cooperative Extension focusing on community food systems and obesity research. Emily strives to help students draw connections between course content and real-world application, bridging food preparation and food safety knowledge into practice. She is passionate about finding creative methods for leveraging existing projects, partnerships, and other opportunities to enhance student development, preparing them for professional practice, graduate programs, and professional schools. Emily is a registered dietitian who has served as a preceptor and mentor for dietetics students. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the board for both the Kentucky and Bluegrass Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics. When not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, and watching baseball.


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M.S., Nutrition and Food Systems, University of Kentucky
B.S., Dietetics, University of Kentucky

Course Instruction

DHN 241: Food Service Sanitation
DHN 302: Principles of Food Preparation
DHN 342: Quantity Food Production
DHN 480: Dietetics Pre-Professional Practice
DHN 597: Obesity and Food Insecurity Paradigm

Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800