Faculty & Staff

Doctor Karen Byrd, Professor for Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management
Karen Byrd, PhD, RD, LD
200 N AS, Suite C
kbyrd2@murraystate.edu
Office - 270.809.3124
Fax - 270.809.6950
about Karen

Education

PhD in Hospitality Management, Purdue University
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Xavier University
BA in Dietetics, Ball State University

Courses taught at Murray State

NTN 303: Research Concepts
NTN 371: Food Production Practicum
NTN 372: Quantity Food Production and Purchasing
NTN 374: Foodservice Practicum
NTN 422: Meal Management
NTN 642: Management Practice in Dietetics
NTN 643: Community Nutrition
NTN 651: Medical Nutrition Therapy II
NTN 652: Clinical Practice in Long-Term Care
NTN 653: Advanced Clinical Practice
NTN 656: Nutrition Research Literature Review

Certification and Licensure

Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian with the Kentucky State Board of Licensure
Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute
ServSafe: Food Protection Manager Certification, Certified Instructor and Registered Proctor

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State

Senior Director of Nutrition Services, Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, KY
Senior Director of Nutrition Services, Advantage DME, Sparks, MD
Corporate Director of Dietetics, Integrated Health Services, Owings Mills, MD
Director of Nutrition Services, Eagle Creek Nursing Center, West Union, OH

Research Focus

Relationships amongst foodservice, nutrition and health
Behavioral economics and food choices
Menu nutrition labeling

Professional Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Association of Healthcare Foodservice
Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management
Project Management Institute

 
Doctor Kathy Stanczyk, Director for Nutrition ,Dietetics, and Food Management
Kathy Stanczyk, PhD, RD, LD
200 N AS, Suite A
kstanczyk@murraystate.edu
Office - 270.809.3388
Fax - 270.809.6950
about Kathy

Education

PhD in Post Secondary and Adult Education
MS in Family and Consumer Sciences, Dietetics
BS in Biological Sciences

Courses taught at Murray State

NTN 303 - Research Concepts in Foods and Nutrition
NTN 330 - Advanced Nutrition
NTN 333 - Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
NTN 350 - Nutrition Counseling and Education
NTN 440 - MNT I
NTN 445 - Pathophysiology for Nutrition-Related Diseases
NTN 450 - MNT II
NTN 460 - Advanced Clinical Cases in Dietetics
NTN 610 - Research and Writing for Nutrition Professionals
NTN 656 - Nutrition Research Literature Review
NTN 660 - Research Project in Nutrition I
NTN 661 - Research Project in Nutrition II

Certification and Licensure

Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian with the Kentucky State Board of Licensure

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State

Didactic Program Director at the University of Tennessee at Martin
Nutrition Support Specialist at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, MI
Clinical Dietitian at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, MI
Clinical Dietitian at Lutheran Medical Center in St. Louis, MO

Research Focus

Critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in dietetics students
Problem-based learning
Integrative learning

Professional Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Western District of the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 
Doctor Lori Crouch, Professor for Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management
Lori Crouch, MS, RD, LD

200 N AS, Suite C
lcrouch1@murraystate.edu
Office - 270.809.3964
Fax - 270.809.6950
about Lori

Education

MS in Dietetics from Murray State University
BS in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky

Courses Taught at Murray State

Clinical Instructor with the Dietetic Internship Program
NTN 200 Introduction to the Profession
NTN 231 Principles of Food Science and Preparation 
NTN 499 Senior Seminar

Certification and Licensure​

Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian with the Kentucky State Board of Licensure

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State

Consulting Clinical Dietitian, Murray, Kentucky. 1988 to 2000.
Clinical Dietitian, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. 1985 to 1988.

Professional Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Western District of the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics