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Dena French

Assistant Professor / ISP Experiential Coordinator
Office: AB 125


  • Doctor of Education (EdD), Higher Education Leadership
  • Master of Food and Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics


  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
  • Licensed Dietitian (LD)
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
  • Les Mills International
  • BODYPUMP Advanced Instructor

Courses Taught

  • DTS 201, Introduction to Careers in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • FCS 536 and FCS 538, Preparation for Supervised Practice I & II
  • FCS 546 and FCS 547, Graduate Supervised Practice I & II

Scholarly Interests

  • Education
  • Professional leadership
  • Communication
  • Mentoring


French, D. & French, A. Collaboration Between a Dietetics Program and Pediatric Medical Office to Provide Nutrition Education Group Visits. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 25(12), pp. 1238–1239

French D, Pobocik RS. Food allergies in residential dining: An assessment to meet the needs of food allergic students. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(4S); S31; 2013.

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – St. Louis District
  • Yoga Alliance
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