University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Doris Wang elected to Nutrition & Dietetics accreditation council

Doris Wang, program director for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Clinical Track Assistant Professor, has been elected to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors for 2013-2016. The board is the governing unit of a federally-recognized accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. ACEND serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs.

Wang will serve as Coordinated Program in Dietetics Representative-elect June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. After this, she will then serve two additional years as Representative. She has been appointed to serve on the Policies and Procedures committee for the duration of her appointment with the board.

She has been with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics for 13 years.  She previously worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, a consultant dietitian, a health facilities evaluator, clinical dietitian, and food service manager in Northeastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota. Wang has extensive experience in leadership roles within UND, the region, and nationally. She was recently awarded the Faculty Service Learning Award through UND’s Center for Community Engagement and published an article in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reporting lessons learned from a service learning program that she developed at UND.

Wang is a graduate of North Dakota State University. She completed a dietetic internship at St. Louis University and earned a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.