Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Director of Post Graduate Dietetic
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
- B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University
- M.S., Drexel University
- Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Marietta brings to the classroom a variety of real world experiences including
food service director at a Missouri mental health facility, director of a dietary
manager’s program, a private consulting practice, and years of teaching experience.
Areas of Expertise
- food labeling
- safety and sanitation
- community nutrition (especially hunger issues)
- food and culture
- nutrition counseling
- dietetics education
Dr. Marietta has been instrumental in increasing university dietetic student involvement
in community nutrition issues. Several activities students have participated in
include: Empty Bowls, an event intended to increase awareness of local hunger issues
and raise money to help address hunger in the community, hunger banquets, work in
various food pantries, and development of a grant proposal.
Professionally, Dr. Marietta is a member of the American Dietetic Association and
the Society for Nutrition Education and has served as a national site visitor for
the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (2001-2007).
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri:
- Associate Professor, Department of Human Environmental Studies, 2003-present. Tenured
August 2004, Director, Dietetic Internship, teaching responsibilities
- Assistant Professor, Department of Human Environmental Studies. 1998-2003 Director,
Dietetic Internship, teaching, nutrition counselor in Center for Health and Counseling
- Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Environmental Studies. 1990-1998. Dietetics
classes (University Studies), Early Childhood Education.
Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Disabilities Prevention, Jefferson City,
- Health Educator, March 1997 – September 1997. Responsibilities included: co-author
of curriculum “Maternal Screening to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome” under a grant
from the CDC. Approved for nationwide distribution by the CDC.
- Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Cape
Facility Director of Dietary Services, 1991 - 1998.