Lisa Shepherd, MS, RD


Lisa Shepherd, MS, RD
(615) 494-7949
Room 104, Ellington Human Sciences Building (EHS)
MTSU Box 86, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • MS, University of Memphis (1998)
  • BS, Harding University (1996)

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition and Food Science Education K-16
  • Food Service Management
  • Farm-to-Table Nutrition
  • Food and Culture


Lisa Shepherd has 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition, including food service management, food manufacturing, clinical dietetics, and science education. She taught Food Science courses at MTSU from 2006 - 2010 and returned in 2018 as a full-time instructor.

Research / Scholarly Activity

Lisa is currently working toward a PhD in Mathematics and Science Education. Her research interests include integrating food science into K-12 education, curriculum development, and online course design.

Creative Activity

Additional activities include providing design and instruction expertise for the “Blue Raiders Drink Up: Healthy Choices for Healthy Students” cooking classes.


NFS 2220 - Nutrition for Health Sciences

NFS 4251 - Nutrition for the Young Child

NFS 3100 - Food and Culture in the U.S.