Dr. Nancy Fey-Yensan currently serves as the Dean of The College of Health and Human Services at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to her appointment in August of 2011, she was the Associate Dean of the College of Human Science and Services at the University of Rhode Island, and served URI as the Interim Dean of the College of the Environment and Life Sciences.
A nutrition scientist by training, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1995 and maintains her credential as a Registered Dietitian. Dr. Fey-Yensan has been a practicing community nutritionist for over 34 years. Her research and outreach interests, focused on populations living in poverty, obesity prevention and gerontological nutrition, have been supported by more than $9 million in external funds. She has particular interest in creating interdisciplinary opportunities for faculty, staff and students in these areas, and to building a strong ethic of public engagement, encouraging college-community partnerships through collaborative service.
Her work has been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, The Gerontologist, and Topics in Clinical Nutrition. She has served as panel member and as the Research Panel Manager for the USDA research program in Human Nutrition and Obesity.
Nutrition and Aging, Obesity Prevention, Health Disparities and Poverty
PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut
Registered Dietitian (RD)
Undergraduate student development; graduate student mentoring; junior faculty mentoring; interdisciplinary teaching and public engagement