2017 Keynote Speaker

Cheryl Achterberg

Cheryl Achterberg

Cheryl Achterberg

Dean, College Of Education and Human Ecology
Contact: achterberg.1@esu.edu

Cheryl Achterberg, a leading scholar in nutrition education and behavior interventions, has been the dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University since July 2008.

During her tenure, the dean has led major initiatives, including grouping faculty research and teaching interests into three departments. She oversaw the college’s two-year review and revision of 1,300 courses to improve curriculum as Ohio State moved to semesters. The review resulted in offering all EHE teacher licensure programs at the bachelor’s level, as well as master’s.

Before coming to Ohio State, Dr. Achterberg was the inaugural dean of the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. She also was the founding dean of the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University, where she directed the Nutrition Center from 1992-96.

Dr. Achterberg earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, her master’s in human development at the University of Maine, and her Ph.D. in nutrition at Cornell University.

Dr. Achterberg will share her insights about the future of research.