Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador 2016 – Buffalo State: Carol A. DeNysschen
Carol A. DeNysschen, chair and associate professor of health, nutrition, and dietetics at SUNY Buffalo State, has taught in higher education for the past 10 years. She has twice received Outstanding Educator Award for her excellence in teaching and sits on several academic advisory boards. She has brought technology into her classroom as well as into her online courses. She strives to create an online learning environment in her online courses, much like a physical classroom.
Carol collaborates at a high level with research institutions like Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo, while also using her expertise to teach undergraduate students at Buffalo State. She has published multiple articles in multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journals and takes research into her classroom. One of these publications was written with students who participated in the Buffalo State Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She has also received funding for several research and educational projects.
DeNysschen is very active in her professional organization (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). She has been designated as a fellow of the Academy, an honor recognizing her service and contributions to the dietetics profession and dedication to optimizing health through food and nutrition. Currently she serves as president of the Western New York Dietetics Association.
I believe that a quality online learning environment enhances the educational experience for today’s students. Technology is integral to today’s education and watching online environments embrace such technology, excites me to continue to help motivate and teach students!