Dr. Lorna Henry Shepherd,
Author, Professor, Public Health Nutritionist
Dr. Lorna Shepherd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. In her current role as Associate Professor, she teaches and facilitates a variety of Graduate level and undergraduate courses.
She is also involved in the development and delivery of online courses in the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Shepherd serves as the Faculty Advisor to Graduate Students who have chosen the Special Projects Option and also coordinates the Graduate Comprehensive Examination. She is also the Principal Investigator in a research study of the effects of Diet and Vanadyl Sulfate supplementation on the blood glucose levels of Diabetics.
Dr. Shepherd received her Doctorate in Public Health and Nutrition from Columbia University Teachers College in New York. She is also an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Registered Dietitian who has been licensed in the States of Georgia (currently active) and Florida. She has a wealth of experience in the fields of Nutrition and Public Health.
Dr. Shepherd has over 20 years of combined experience in Academia as an Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Associate Professor and Program Director. She is experienced and skilled in Academic Program Development and the Self-Study and Accreditation Process, and has served in the capacity of Nutrition Program Coordinator/Director of a newly developed Coordinated Baccalaureate Program in Dietetics and Nutrition.
Dr. Shepherd describes herself, as well as her students and colleagues describe her, as a Passionate Educator in the fields of Public Health and Nutrition. She has also served in the capacity of Program Director for the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC), and is very passionate about Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition issues. Dr. Shepherd is also experienced as a Private Practitioner, Author and Public Speaker.