Instructor Profiles

Jody Vogelzang, PhD, RDN, FAND, CHES

Jody Vogelzang

Best described as a “scholarly practitioner”, Dr. Vogelzang teaches from the prospective of an academically prepared health professional. As a registered dietitian and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Vogelzang is nationally recognized for her work in community nutrition. She holds a BS in Dietetics from Michigan State University, a MS in Health Sciences from Grand Valley State University, a PhD in Health Services with a specialization in Community Health from Waldon University, and a MAT in Biology from Miami University. She has studied internationally and has research experience in the area of international conservation and sustainability as well as domestic research in health behavior and food insecurity.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, recently recognized Dr. Vogelzang as a Fellow. This designation recognizes her commitment to the field of dietetics and celebrates her professional accomplishments and pursuit of life-long learning.

Dr. Vogelzang is a recipient of many awards and honors in the field of dietetics, including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Honored Dietitian by the state of Indiana, and Distinguished Member of the Dietitians in Continuing Care Practice Group. In addition, Dr. Vogelzang was recognized for her excellence in practice in Community Dietetics by the Academy, and was one of the youngest recipients ever to receive the Academy’s esteemed Medallion Award.

Dr. Vogelzang has served on local, state and national Academy boards. She is currently the Director of the Master of Science program in Clinical Dietetics (currently passing through the university's review process) at Grand Valley, in addition to her faculty position in the Department of Public Health

Courses Taught by Jody Vogelzang