Undergraduate Nutritional Sciences Advisor
208 Justin Hall
Courses I Teach
HN 400: Human Nutrition
HN 812: Advanced Micronutrient Metabolism (Team Taught)
HN 880: Seminar in Human Nutrition (One of multiple instructors)
HN 911: Advanced Nutrition Topics: Contemporary Issues - Nutrition and Cancer
Areas of Specialization
- The potential of phytochemicals, functional foods, micronutrients, and/or botanicals to inhibit prostate cancer development and/or progression.
- The design and assessment of micronutrient-fortified blended foods produced using different commodities.
- Open educational resources (OERs) and other approaches to replace traditional textbooks.
A.S. Pratt Community College (2001)
B.S. in Human Nutrition, Kansas State University (2003)
Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008)
A native of Lindsborg, Kansas; Brian played basketball and earned his Associates of Science degree from Pratt Community College. He then transferred to Kansas State University to major in Nutritional Sciences. After graduating from Kansas State with his B.S. in Human Nutrition, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue his Ph.D. In 2008 he completed his degree and was hired back to Kansas State University. He is a Wakonse Fellow, a past participant of the Kansas State University Peer Review of Teaching Program, and was the 2010 Pratt Community College Alumnus of the Year and Commencement Speaker.