Foods and Nutrition Faculty

Jennifer Bueche
Dr. Jennifer Bueche 

Dr. Jennifer Bueche

100 Human Ecology
(607) 436-2050

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Syracuse University, Nutrition
  • M.S., Long Island University, C.W. Post Center, Nutrition
  • B.S., State University of New York College at 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

  • Live on a 145-acre farm
  • Enjoy cooking and gardening
  • Link to the ADA Website at
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 at

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
David Jurasinski
Mr. David Jurasinski 

Dr. David Jurasinski

Assistant Professor
205C Human Ecology
(607) 436 - 2284


BS Widener University - Hospitality Management
MS Widener University - Hospitality Management

Courses Typically Taught:
130 - Introductory Foods
235 - Design, Layout, and operations Management
234 - Culture Aspects of Food

Operation Design and Layout
Restaurant & Commercial kitchen Management
Retail Operation Management
Human Resources

Research Interests
Organizational Decision Making
Employee Evaluation Methodology
Consumer Behavior Marketing


Scuba Diving

Alexandra Nicolette
Ms. Alexandra Nicolette 

Ms. Alexandra Nicolette

205A Human Ecology
(607) 436-3098

Alexandra is a college lecturer and Registered Dietitian from Central New York. After completing her Masters Degree and Dietetic Internship with The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta and passing the examination for registration as a Dietitian, Alexandra took on a full-time position with her alma matter teaching courses including food science, nutrition in everyday life, and nutrition counseling for dietetics students. In addition to teaching, she has pursued various contract positions as a Registered Dietitian within the areas of long term care, acute care, and home care in order to broaden her experiences as well as clinical nutrition skills. Currently, Alexandra holds a position as a per-diem clinical dietitian in an acute care facility in Cooperstown, New York while also enjoying her work as a college lecturer. Alexandra is pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition with Rutgers University School of Health Professions in New Jersey in order to become an advanced clinical nutrition practitioner and a more skilled lecturer and researcher. Her research interests include international nutrition interventions within the community and clinical settings. In her free time, Alexandra likes to write music for her local church as well as enjoy the outdoors.

Oscar Oberkircher
Mr. Oscar Oberkircher

Mr. Oscar Oberkircher

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
  • If you want to see pictures of some of our Foodservice and Dietetic student activities just follow these links FOX GALAFOOD SHOWJoe Poon Banquet
William Proulx
Dr. William Proulx 

Dr. William Proulx

Associate Professor
205D Human Ecology
(607) 436-2147

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Dietetics, Andrews University
  • M.S. in Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University
  • Ph.D. in Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University


  • Hydration and Cognition
  • Body Composition
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Calcium and Iron Metabolism
  • The ability of dietary antioxidants to attenuate oxidative stress related to exercise

Professional and Scholastic Affiliations

  • AH Ismail Graduate Student Research Award
  • Who's Who of Students in American Colleges and Universities
  • Andrews University Excellence in Research
  • Appalachian Students Association Outstanding Teacher Award (nominated)

Research Interests

  • The ability of dietary antioxidants to attenuate oxidative stress related to exercise
  • Nutrition Education of Athletes

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Renovating homes
  • Cooking
  • Hiking
  • Playing and Listening to guitar

Please check out my personal web page

Emily Riddle
Dr. Emily Riddle

Dr. Emily Riddle

Assistant Professor
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

Kelly Tiderencel
Dr. Kelly Tiderencel

Dr. Kelly Tiderencel

Assistant Professor
Director, Dietetic Internship Program
104D Human Ecology
(607) 436-2764

Educational Background:

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

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

B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics, SUNY College at 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

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