Foods and Nutrition Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Bueche 
Dr. Jennifer Bueche 

Dr. Jennifer Bueche

Distinguished Service Professor
Director, MS Nutrition & Dietetics
104E Human Ecology
(607) 436-2050

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Syracuse University, Nutrition
  • M.S., Long Island University, C.W. Post Center, Nutrition
  • B.S., SUNY Oneonta, Dietetics
  • A.A.S., Dutchess Community College, Dietetic Technology
Courses Taught
Course# Credits Title
NUTR 140 3 Applied Nutrition
NUTR 245 3 Medical Nutritional Therapy
NUTR 341 3 Applied Medical Nutritional
FOOD 543 3 Therapy
FOOD 336 3 Computer Applications Food Service

Certification/Professional Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian (R.D.), American Dietetic Association
  • Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (C.D.N.), State of New York
  • ServSafe Certified Instructor, National Restaurant Association


  • Dietary Assessment
  • Community Nutrition Intervention
  • Foodservice and Clinical Management
  • Computer Applications for Food and Nutrition

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Scholarship, College for Human Development (2000-2001)
  • Teaching Assistantship, Syracuse University (1996-1997)
  • P.D.Q.W.L. Award (1998)


  • Dietitian Consultant, State University of New York at Oneonta Dining Services

Research Interests

  • Obesity and relationship to dietary intake, particularly in young children

Hobbies and Other Interests

Collen Engle
Mr. Collen Engle

Mr. Collen Engle

141 Human Ecology
(607) 436-3613

Kirsten Hilpert
Dr. Kirsten Hilpert 

Dr. Kirsten Hilpert

Associate Professor
DPD Director, Undergraduate Dietetics Major
104B Human Ecology
(607) 436 - 2704

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Integrative Biosciences: Nutrition
  • B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dietetics with Chemistry Minor

Certification/Professional Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D.N), The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Dietary effects on cardiovascular disease risk factors

Honors, Awards, Memberships

  • The Academy's Foundation Irene J. Jones Memorial Scholarship
  • Life Sciences Consortium Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Sodexo Dietetic Internship Scholarship
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • The Academy's Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors
  • National Lipid Association

Link to The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Website.

Courses Taught

  • NUTR 245 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • NUTR 341 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • NUTR 342 Advanced Nutrition II
  • NUTR 247 Nutrition Across the Lifespan
  • NUTR 142 Nutrition in Everyday Life
  • NUTR 100 Introduction to Dietetics
  • NUTR 300 Dietetics Professional Seminar
  • NUTR 550 Nutrition Assessment and Intervention
Kelly Martin
Dr. Kelly Martin

Dr. Kelly Martin

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, MS Nutrition & Dietetics
104D Human Ecology
(607) 436-2764

Educational Background:

Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition Candidate, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

Professional Experience:

Outpatient Dietitian, O’ Connor Hospital, Delhi, NY

Outpatient Dietitian, Fox Care Center, Oneonta, NY

Consulting Dietitian, Delaware County Office for the Aging, Delhi, NY

Per Diem Dietitian, Fox Hospital, Oneonta, NY

Areas of Research Interests:

Maternal & Child Health

Gestational Weight Gain & Diet Quality in Nepal

Prenatal Vitamin D Intake & Risk for Postpartum Depression

Oscar Oberkircher
Mr. Oscar Oberkircher

Mr. Oscar Oberkircher

Director, Food Service & Restaurant Administration 
142 Human Ecology
(607) 436-2071 

Follow these links to learn more about our programs
Handbook for Dietetics and Foodservice Majors
Graduate Dietetic Internship Handbook

Educational Background

  • M.S., University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Campus, Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration
  • B.S., Bucknell University, Business Administration


  • Foodservice Marketing
  • ServSafe Instructor
  • Restaurant Management
  • Facility Design
  • Personnel Management

Honors and Awards

  • Pan-Hellenic Association Outstanding Faculty Member 2000
  • Top Manager Award 1999
  • Increased Sales and Profits Award 1999
  • Management Retention Award 1999
  • Increased Sales and Profits Award 1998

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Country life - horses, barns, etc.
  • Fishing, softball, and soccer
  • Antiques, archeology, and world cultures
Dr. Emily Riddle
Dr. Emily Riddle

Dr. Emily Riddle

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Foods & Nutrition
104C Human Ecology
(607) 436-2652

Educational Background:

Ph.D. Cornell University, Molecular Nutrition, 2018
M.S./RD The University of Utah, Coordinated Master’s Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014
B.S. The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, Nutritional Sciences, 2012

Professional and Scholastic Affiliations:

Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors
Southern Tier Dietetic Association
American Society of Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Research Interests:

Metabolic needs of skeletal muscle stem cells for regeneration and muscle repair
Nutrition education pedagogy
Systematic reviews

Hobbies and Other Outside Interests:

Downhill skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, trail running

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