Sandra Bastin, PhD, RDN, LD

Sandra Bastin, PhD, RDN, LD

Dr. Sandra Bastin

Sandra Bastin, PhD, RDN, LD

Extension Professor

121 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506

Last Revised: Jun 7th, 2022

Professional Biography

Dr. Bastin has served in several University of Kentucky leadership roles, including past DHN Chair and current CAFE representative on the University Senate. She is honored to have provided mentorship for many excellent Faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students for almost 30 years. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, ACEND Program Reviewer, Certified Culinary Educator with the American Culinary Federation, and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Certified ServSafe® Instructor/Proctor. She strives to provide innovative student learning experiences, research and scholarly opportunities, and unique Extension nutrition education programming and outreach. Dr. Bastin provides leadership, technical expertise, program development, research and grant writing support in nutrition diet and health; food safety; food preservation; and entrepreneurial food manufacturing for Cooperative Extension County Agents and fellow Kentuckians. Her favorite hobbies include cooking with her children James, Liza, Victoria, and Justin; traveling with friends; flying with her husband Ronnie; quilting for others (she has gifted over 50 quilts and prayed blessings over every stitch); and walking her greyhound Poptart!

Profile Resources


Ph.D., Food Science, University of Kentucky
M.N.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky
B.S., Dietetics Administration, University of Kentucky

Course Instruction

DHN 605: Food Systems and Society (0)
DHN 241: Food Service Sanitation

Contact Information

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

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800