Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-03-09

Samford University professor Patricia Hart Terry was named a 2011 Outstanding Dietetics Educator by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) at the ADA regional practice group meeting March 4 in San Antonio, Texas.

                        Dr. Terry, who teaches dietetics and nutrition in Samford’s Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Department, was one of seven nationally recognized Didactic Program in Dietetics Directors to receive the award. In a letter from ADA President Judith Rodriguez, Terry was noted as one who “exemplifies the values of the Association and plays a vital role in leading the future of dietetics in serving as a role model to dietetics students.”

            The award recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in dietetics education programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

            Terry has been a member of the Samford faculty since 1990.




About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.