Dr. McMillen received her bachelor’s degree from Marshall University, her master’s degree in Nutrition from Meredith College, and her doctoral degree in Nutrition from North Carolina State University. She is currently an Associate Professor at Meredith College in the Department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance and the co-director of the college’s campus-wide Honors Program. Her teaching experience includes graduate level research methods, sustainable food systems, cultural food practices, and lifecycle nutrition. Her research background and interests include garden education, intuitive eating practices in college students, the scholarship of teaching of learning (SoTL), using reflection to improve student engagement and learning outcomes, curriculum development, mixed methods research focused on one-on-one and group interviews, cognitive interviews, and survey development and validation.
Ph.D. in Nutrition, North Carolina State University
M.S. in Nutrition Science, Meredith College