Ellen Shanley, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND, is a Lecturer in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Director of the Dietetics Program. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist with an MBA and is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her research program focuses on nutrition education outreach and food service systems management with much of her work incorporating technology. Ms. Shanley is the author of three books: Connecticut Cooks for Kids, Fueling the Teen Machine, and Overcoming Childhood Obesity. She has been actively involved in the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and is serving on its Board of Directors (2018-2021). She is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Academy's Medallion Award, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's Award for Excellence in Dietetic Education, and the Outstanding Dietetic Educator in Area 7 award.