is honored with a Brick from Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Health Professions
Dr. Ann Hunter has served as a WSU faculty in the College of Health Professions (CHP) since 1971. She is certified in Adult Weight Management from the American Dietetics Association. During her significant tenure at WSU, she served as the primary instructor for university’s undergraduate nutrition courses. This course has had the widest reach across all programs in the college since it is a foundational course for health profession majors.
Dr. Hunter received her Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition and her Master of Science in Institution Management, both at Iowa State University, and her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education at Kansas State University. In her career, Dr. Hunter has taught, published, consulted, and served in leadership roles to support the field of dietetics and nutrition.
In 2003, she received the Kansas Dietetic Association’s Distinguished Dietitian of the Year and has been a Fellow in the National Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics since 1995. In 2014, she served as the WSU representative to create and approve a unified curriculum for all Kansas Board of Regents universities in the nutrition area.
Dr. Hunter retired from WSU in May 2015 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She also received faculty emeritus status for her distinguished service. The College of Health Professions serves as a primary supplier to the healthcare workforce in the region. It is hard to calculate the thousands of students and graduates that Dr. Hunter has impacted in her time at WSU.