Academic Faculty

Colleen Burke

Colleen Burke

Instructor

110 Gifford Building | (970) 491-1783 | colleen.burke@colostate.edu


Personal Statement:

My interest in teaching stems from a commitment to education and wellness, coupled with a curiosity about the physiological and psychological interplay associated with health behaviors. I am dedicated to the development of intellectual potential and achievement of professional and personal growth through active learning, inquiry, creativity, community involvement and service learning. Students learn through participation, communication and reflection - the fundamentals of active learning. I am committed to facilitating student-centered education to encourage a deeper understanding of academic theories and concepts. My broad academic interests include the following: nutrition through the life cycle, maternal and child health, sports nutrition, community nutrition, international nutrition, food and culture.


Education:

  • M.S./R.D.: Colorado State University, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • B.S. Colorado State University, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Lincoln University, Lincoln, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Positions:

  • 2008-present Academic faculty/instructor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
  • 2007-08 Project Manager, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
  • 1999-2004 Fieldwork Coordinator/Instructor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
  • 1994-99 Clinical Dietitian, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 1990-94 Lab/Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University

Honors:

  • • Waterpik Excellence in Education Award 2013