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 3300

3 Nutrition Education/Counseling
NUTR 4500 3 Medical Nutritional Therapy II
NUTR 5500 3 Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy (online)
NUTR 5700 3 Current Issues in Dietetics (online)
NUTR 5900 3 Population Health (online)

Certification/Professional Credentials

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


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


  • Bueche JL, Jensen JMK, Martin K, Riddle E, Stote KS. Distance Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Education over the Past 30 Years: A Narrative Review. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2023 Apr;123(4):664-672. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2022.11.006. Epub 2022 Nov 16. PMID: 36400387; PMCID: PMC9666268.

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Professor (2020)
  • SUNY Oneonta Alum Association Award for Outstanding Service – Current Faculty (2020)
  • Pearson Cite Award for Excellence in Online Administration (2014)
  • SUNY Oneonta Sustained Excellence Award (2012)
  • Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award for Dietetic Internship Program Area
  • 7 Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Group (2011)
  • 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
  • Dietitian Consultant, SUNY Oneonta Dining Services (since 1997)

Research Interests

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

University Appointment

  • Faculty Athletic Representative (since 2010)

Service to the Profession of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • ACEND Board – DI Rep Elect, 2015 – 2019
    • Nominating Committee (2015-2018)
    • ACEND Liaison CPLS
    • Chair, ACEND Nominating Committee (2018-19)
  • ACEND Site Reviewer, Program Lead (2011- present)
  • IDNT Advisory Board (2011-2014)
  • Nutrition Care Process and Standardized Language Committee (2007-2010)
    • Vice-Chair, NCP-SL (2008-2009)
    • Chair, NCP-SL (2009-2010)
  • Area 7 DEP Coordinator (2006-2008)

Hobbies and Other Interests

Dr. Anthony Basile
Dr. Anthony J. Basile

Dr. Anthony J. Basile

Assistant Professor
Nutrition & Dietetics
104F Human Ecology
(607) 436-2147

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, Evolutionary Biology, 2022
  • Graduate Certificate, Arizona State University, Scientific Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
  • MS, Columbia University Irvine Medical Center, Human Nutrition, 2015
  • BS, City University of New York Lehman College, Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition, 2014
  • AS, Dutchess Community College, Business Administration, 2009
Courses Taught
Course# Credits Title

NUTR 1050


Nutrition in Everyday Life

NUTR 1100 3 Nutrition I
NUTR 1200 3 Nutrition II
NUTR 2050 3 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
NUTR 4200 3 Advanced Nutrition II

Certification/Professional Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2023
    • Certified Dietitian Nutrition (CDN), New York State Department of Education, 2023
    • Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR), Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2016-2023

Research Interest

  • Evolutionary Medicine
  • Fad and Popular Diets
  • Ultra-Processed Foods
  • Comparative Physiology

Select Publications

  • Mattes RD, Rowe SB, Ohlhorst SD, Brown AW, Hoffman DJ, Liska DJ, Feskens EJM, Dhillon J, Tucker KL, Epstein LH, Neufeld LM, Kelley M, Fukagawa NK, Sunde RA, Zeisel SH, Basile AJ, Borth LE, Jackson E. Valuing the Diversity of Research Methods to Advance Nutrition Science. Adv Nutr. 2022
  • Basile AJ, Kirkton SD, Hedrick MS, Carey HV, Sweazea KL. Defining comparative physiology: results from an online survey and systematic review. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2021
  • Basile AJ, Renner MW, Hidaka BH, Sweazea KL. An evolutionary mismatch narrative to improve lifestyle medicine: a patient education hypothesis. Evol Med Public Health. 2021
  • Basile AJ, Renner MW, Kayata L, Deviche P, Sweazea KL. A Four-Week Urban Diet Impairs Vasodilation but Not Nutritional Physiology in Wild-Caught Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura). Physiol Biochem Zool. 2021
  • Basile AJ, Schwartz DB, Rigdon J, Stapell H. Status of evolutionary medicine within the field of nutrition and dietetics: A survey of professionals and students. Evol Med Public Health. 2018

Fun Facts

  • Musician
  • Identical twin
  • Hudson Valley New York native
  • Has three dogs

Favorite Foods (No particular order):

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Plantains
  • Dried Dates
Collen Engle
Mr. Collen Engle

Mr. Collen Engle

Nutrition & Dietetics
141 Human Ecology
(607) 436-3613

Courses Taught
Course# Credits Title

FOOD 1100


Introduction To Hospitality

FOOD 3300 3 Design, Layout & Operations Mgt.
FOOD 3450 3 Cultural Aspects of Food
FOOD 3650 3 Techniques of Healthy Cooking
FOOD 4100 3 Foodservice Systems Management
FOOD 4300 3 Hospitality Industry Org Diagnosis
Dr. Marcy Gaston
Dr. Marcy Gaston

Dr. Marcy Gaston

Assistant Professor
Nutrition & Dietetics
104B Human Ecology
(607) 436-2098

Educational Background

  • PhD, American Studies, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
  • MS, Sustainable Food Systems, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
  • BA, English Literature, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Courses Taught
Course# Credits Title

NUTR 1050

3 Nutrition in Everyday Life
NUTR 4300 3 Community Nutrition
NUTR 3300 3 Nutrition Education/Counseling
FOOD 3500 3 Food Science

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian (RD), The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Professional Experience

  • Private practice dietitian, Whidbey Island Nutrition, Clinton, WA
  • Per diem dietitian, TriHealth System (Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda North Hospital), Cincinnati, Ohio

Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • ServSafe Instructor/Proctor
  • Fermentation
  • Farm-to-Table Cooking

Research Interest

  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Cooking and Food Skill Development and Pedagogy
  • Plant Based Proteins (especially lentils)
  • Culinary Medicine

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Gardening
  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Writing
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 4400 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • NUTR 4500 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • NUTR 4200 Advanced Nutrition II
  • NUTR 2300 Nutrition Across the Lifespan
  • NUTR 1050 Nutrition in Everyday Life
  • NUTR 1000 Introduction to Dietetics
  • NUTR 4098 Dietetics Professional Seminar
  • NUTR 3400 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

Alyx Braunius
Alyx Braunius

Alyx Braunius

Administrative Assistant 1
100 Human Ecology

(607) 436-2705

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