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Cynthia Pierce, MS, RDN, CDN

Assistant ProfessorProgram Director, Dietetic Internship

M.S., Nutrition, CW Post Campus, LIU Certificate of Advanced Studies, Dietetics, CW Post Campus, LIUB.S., Nutrition, CW Post Campus, LIU

Description

A native of Long Island and a graduate of LIU Post’s BS and MS in Nutrition, and Dietetic Internship (DI). Prior to joining Post as the DI Program Director, she served for six years as Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the LaGuardia Community College Food and Nutrition Programs.  Her clinical experience includes five years at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, as both an in-patient and out-patient dietitian, as a home-care consultant, and with Visiting Nurse of Suffolk County Hospice.  Professor Pierce’s previous teaching experience also includes adjunct positions at Suffolk and Nassau Community Colleges, Queens and Touro Colleges.

Specialties

Program Administration and Clinical Coordination
Nutrition Education and Counseling
Interprofessional Education 

Publications

  • Karsten, K., McMillan Coddington, D., Lehman, R.M., Pierce, C., Tom, M., Gallo-Silver, L. (2015) Facilitating Interprofessional Collaboration Through ePortfolio: A Pilot Study. International Journal of ePortfolio, 5(2), 181-188.

Lectures and Presentations

  • “Facilitating Interprofessional Collaboration Through ePortfolio” with co-authors, presented at the CUNY-wide Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) conference on May 8, 2015.
  • Poster presentation: “Impact of a College-based Service Learning Event on Knowledge and Comfort Level for Participants and Students” at the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 85th Annual Meeting and Expo on May 18, 2015 in Albany, NY.
  • “Community Engagement and Learning in Food and Nutrition Programs”; LaGuardia Community College Opening Sessions, September 2015
  • “Results of the Dietetic Technician Program Periodic Performance Review”, LaGuardia Community College Instructional Staff meeting, May 2015
  • “The Paleo Diet: What the Caveman didn’t know to tell you—Just Eat Real Food”; LaGuardia Community College Professional Development Series, May 2015
  • “SuperBetter: Taking the Lead on Health”, LaGuardia Community College Student Leadership Conference, November 2011
  • Informational sessions on Food & Nutrition Programs to prospective students for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CTEP), 2011-2015

Honors/Awards

Alpha Eta Honor Society for the Allied Health Professions
Outstanding Graduate Nutrition Student, CW Post Campus, LIU
Outstanding Undergraduate Nutrition Student, CW Post Campus, LIU
Dean’s List for academic achievement, CW Post Campus, LIU
Lippincott Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Superior Scholarship Award, Department of Food and Nutrition, SUNY Farmingdale 
President’s List for academic achievement, SUNY Farmingdale
Eclipse Award Honorable Mention, 1997

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly New York State Dietetic Association)
Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors Dietetic Practice Group
Long Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the Long Island Dietetic Association)