Dr. Sandra Poirier

Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Dr. Sandra Poirier
615-898-5201
Room 201A, Ellington Human Sciences Building (EHS)
MTSU Box 86, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

T/R 2:30-4:30pm

or by appointment

Degree Information

  • EDD, Florida International University (1998)
  • MS, University of Arizona (1978)
  • BS, Florida State University (1968)

Areas of Expertise

International education, food and culture
Online course development and teaching
Career and technical education, nutrition education

Experience with external funding agencies: Austin Peay State University; Federal Adult and Vocational Education; Federal Department of Education; Federal USDA Block Grant-Food and Nutrition Program; TN Department of Education; Wachovia Bank; ConAgra; Alberta Fish and Wildlife; American Heart Association; American Lung Associ...

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International education, food and culture
Online course development and teaching
Career and technical education, nutrition education

Experience with external funding agencies: Austin Peay State University; Federal Adult and Vocational Education; Federal Department of Education; Federal USDA Block Grant-Food and Nutrition Program; TN Department of Education; Wachovia Bank; ConAgra; Alberta Fish and Wildlife; American Heart Association; American Lung Association; Zayed University-UAE; UNICEF; International College of Advanced Technology (Sarawak, Malaysia)

Credentials Pertinent to the Field
Certified in Family & Consumer Sciences
Certified Licensed Dietitian, Florida

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Biography

Dr. Sandra Poirier has been employed at Middle Tennessee State University, the USA since 2005 as Professor of Nutrition and Food Science and Teacher Educator.   She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Florida State University and the University of Arizona respectively.  Her doctorate was received in 1998 from Florida International University in Miami, Florida with her dissertation in the area of health-related quality of life.  Prior to coming to MTSU, Dr. Poirier ta...

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Dr. Sandra Poirier has been employed at Middle Tennessee State University, the USA since 2005 as Professor of Nutrition and Food Science and Teacher Educator.   She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Florida State University and the University of Arizona respectively.  Her doctorate was received in 1998 from Florida International University in Miami, Florida with her dissertation in the area of health-related quality of life.  Prior to coming to MTSU, Dr. Poirier taught three years at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Additionally, she has worked at the University of Florida Extension Service, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Arizona Extension Service, and Alberta Agriculture, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Poirier has more than 15 years of international teaching experience working in culturally diverse environments.  Her strengths include creating innovative educational programs with a focus on food and culture, identifying appropriate outreach efforts to solve community problems, and empowering students for successful careers.  She has been recognized for her ability to create and teach online courses, work as an advisor for student organizations, and creating positive educational environments for optimal learning. She has published over 35 journal articles and been invited to speak in Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Austria, Puerto Rico, Iceland, Australia, Greece, and the Andros Islands in the Caribbean.

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Publications

·  Cox-Wingo, Violet & Poirier, S., Bullying and Mental Health, International Perspective on School Violence (book chapter), Springer International Publishing, 7/2019.

·   Wooldridge, D.G., Poirier, S. & Matuga, J. (2019) Online Learning:  Quality Practice with Administrative Support and Collaboration. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Vol.6. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers.  <...>

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·  Cox-Wingo, Violet & Poirier, S., Bullying and Mental Health, International Perspective on School Violence (book chapter), Springer International Publishing, 7/2019.

·   Wooldridge, D.G., Poirier, S. & Matuga, J. (2019) Online Learning:  Quality Practice with Administrative Support and Collaboration. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Vol.6. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers.   

·   Poirier, S., et.al. (2018) EDIS Publication Statistics, UFL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/stats/result.jsp  

·   Poirier, S., Remsen, Mary A., & Sager, M., (2018) Teaching and learning in Family and Consumer Sciences Education:  Thriving in challenging times.  International Journal of Home Economics, 10(1).  

·   Wooldridge, D.G., Poirier, S. & Matuga, J. (2017).  Chapter 341: Quality Online Learning in Higher Education (pp. 3930- 3044). In Mehdi Khosrow-Pour. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Vol.5, 4th Edition. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers.   

·   Poirier, S. & Remsen, M., (2017) Technical and Vocational Education and Training:  Thriving in Challenging Times (book chapter), Technical Education and Vocational Training in Developing Nations, IGI-Global Publishers, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  http://www.igi-global.com/book/technical-education-vocational-training- developing/165960  

·   Sabri, M.F., Remsen, M., Brinthaupt, T., Poirier, S., Iyer, Uma, Kwon, Hyun, Ju, (August 2016) A Cross-Cultural Study of Materialism and Subjective Happiness, IFHE XXIII World Congress, Daejeon, South Korea. (Paper accepted for presentation).  

·   Poirier, S., Segar, Megan, & Kounlevong E., Recruiting Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals through Career-Readiness Efforts in Tennessee, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education Volume 33, Special Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2016. http://natefacs.org/Pages/v33se1/v33se1.html  

·   Poirier, S., Mbah, Pat., Wash, Sidiga, Kwon, Jasmin, & Kurowaka, Kynuyo. (2016). IFHE Sustainable Development Goal #3 Good Health and Well Being Committee in conjunction with the United Nations. IFHE, Bonn, Germany.  

  

 

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Presentations

·       Poirier, S. (July 26-31, 2019). The Ever-Changing Face of Diversity. SIEC-ISBE 91th International Conference, Argostoli, Greece.  

·       Poirier, S. (July 13-14, 2019). Bullying and Mental Health, Violence on Knowledge:  The Role of the Educational Leader Without Borders Conference, SOKA University, Aliso Viejo, California.  

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·       Poirier, S. (July 26-31, 2019). The Ever-Changing Face of Diversity. SIEC-ISBE 91th International Conference, Argostoli, Greece.  

·       Poirier, S. (July 13-14, 2019). Bullying and Mental Health, Violence on Knowledge:  The Role of the Educational Leader Without Borders Conference, SOKA University, Aliso Viejo, California.  

·       Poirier, S. (January 5-8th, 2019). Preparing the Next Generation of Students for the Future, 17 Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.  

·       Poirier, S. (November 22-23, 2018). The Solutions Economy and How it Solves Global Nutrition and Health Problems. 16th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference, Paris, France. (via video) http://nutrition.alliedacademies.com/2018  

·       Poirier, S., Remsen, Mary Ann. (September 28-29, 2018). Career and Technical Education and Training for the 21st Century, ACTE Region 11 Leadership Conference, Louisville, KY.  

·       Poirier, S. (July 29-August 3, 2018). The Role of the Educational System in Ensuring Entrepreneurial Skills. SIEC-ISBE 90th International Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.  

·       Poirier, S., Remsen, Mary Ann et al (June 24-27, 2018), Materialism’s Effects on Social and Emotional Well-being, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 109 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.  

·       Poirier, S. (May 14, 2018).  The Solutions Economy and How it Solves Global Nutrition and Health Problems.  Nutrition and Food Technology Conference, Rome, Italy.  

·       Poirier, S. (January 6, 2018).  Classrooms of the Future.  Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. http://hiceducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2018-Final-Program.pdf  

 

 

 

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Awards

·       Nominated by the Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences to be the Program Development Chair plus was awarded the Vision Award on March 22, 2019.

·       Invited by the University of Tennessee, Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department, to develop a framework and research agenda for Sustainable Agriculture 3.0 (SA3).  February 2019 in Knoxville, TN.

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·       Nominated by the Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences to be the Program Development Chair plus was awarded the Vision Award on March 22, 2019.

·       Invited by the University of Tennessee, Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department, to develop a framework and research agenda for Sustainable Agriculture 3.0 (SA3).  February 2019 in Knoxville, TN.

·       Invited to be on the international editorial board of the publication titled Advances in Food Processing and Technology, 2018.     ·       Featured in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Outcomes Magazine, June 2018.  

·       Invited to be a chair for one of the planning committees for the international conference for IFHE-AAFCS 2020 Conference in Atlanta, GA.

·       Invited to be on the Organizing Committee for the 2018 Global Summit on Nutritional Science & Food Chemistry in Valencia, Spain, May 24-25, 2018.

·       Invited to be a keynote speaker and contribute to the Organizing Committee for the Food Technology Conference, Rome, Italy, and May 14-16, 2018.  

·       Invited to be on the editorial board of the Bulletin of Education and Research (BER), Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 2017.    

·       Invited to be on the AAFCS Standards Committee, 2016.  

·       Invited to be an Honorary Member of the Golden Key Honor Society at MTSU, November 2016.  

·       Invited to be on the international editorial board of the Journal of Innovative Practice in Vocational Technical Education, Transcontinental Publishers, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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Research / Scholarly Activity

 ·  Poirier, S. (July 13-14, 2019). Bullying and Mental Health (book chapter), Violence on Knowledge:  The Role of the Educational Leader Without Borders Conference, SOKA University, Aliso Viejo, California.  

Poirier, S., Brinthaupt, T., Vu, Hyun, Ju., Remsen, M., Iyer, Uma, Relationship between Materialism, Life Values, and Happiness in a U.S. College Sample, (in progress-to be published early ...

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 ·  Poirier, S. (July 13-14, 2019). Bullying and Mental Health (book chapter), Violence on Knowledge:  The Role of the Educational Leader Without Borders Conference, SOKA University, Aliso Viejo, California.  

Poirier, S., Brinthaupt, T., Vu, Hyun, Ju., Remsen, M., Iyer, Uma, Relationship between Materialism, Life Values, and Happiness in a U.S. College Sample, (in progress-to be published early 2020).   

·  Poirier, S. (November 22-23, 2018). The Solutions Economy and How it Solves Global Nutrition and Health Problems. 16th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference, Paris, France. (via video) http://nutrition.alliedacademies.com/2018

·  Poirier, S., Remsen, Mary Ann. (September 28-29, 2018). Career and Technical Education and Training for the 21st Century, ACTE Region 11 Leadership Conference, Louisville, KY.

·  Poirier, S., Remsen, Mary Ann et al (June 24-27, 2018), Materialism’s Effects on Social and Emotional Well-being, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 109 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.  

 

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In the Media

15 Foods Anti-Aging Experts Eat Every Day in Readers Digest https://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/foods-anti-aging/

 

Edible Nashville Issue 25, Spring, 2019:  The Power of Food, p. 35.

 

Outcomes:  Expanding the College at MTSU, Spring, 2018,  Appetite for Experience, p. 28-29.

Special Projects

2018 --International Reviewer --A Study of Government Primary Schools Characteristics and Science and Math Achievement in Pakistan

2018--External Reviewer--Theoretical Perspectives of Cultural Identity in Adolescent Populations, Bowling Green U.   2018                       

2018--International Examiner--Doctorate in Education, University of Punjab, Lahore, P...

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2018 --International Reviewer --A Study of Government Primary Schools Characteristics and Science and Math Achievement in Pakistan

2018--External Reviewer--Theoretical Perspectives of Cultural Identity in Adolescent Populations, Bowling Green U.   2018                       

2018--International Examiner--Doctorate in Education, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan--Analysis of Curriculum with Respect to Citizenship Education at the Secondary Level in Punjab, Pakistan.                                                                                        

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Courses

NFS 1240- Principles of Nutrition

NFS 2220-Nutrition for Science Majors

NFS 3100-Food and Culture in the US

FCSE 1400- Personal Finance

FCSE 2500 Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum

FCSE 3510-Methods of Teaching

HSC 4410-ConsumerEconomics

HSC 4420-Personal and Family Resource Management

HSC 1010-Career Orientation

HSC 4000-Senior Seminar