Donna  Seibels
Assistant Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics and Clinical Coordinator
School of Public Health
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
1609 CHS Building 1
Donna Seibels has been a familiar face around Samford University since 1986. "After I returned to Birmingham in 1985, I drove past the front gates of Samford one day and thought, 'I would really like to work here.' Just one year later, I received a call asking me to please come and interview for an open position as the director of the dietetics program." Seibels, a third-generation teacher, worked in full-time and part-time positions for about 24 years before returning full time as the clinical coordinator in 2010. She was named as director of the didactic program in dietetics in 2013. For the past several years, her department has gained 100 percent acceptance in internships. "My greatest joy at Samford has been getting to know students--who they are and what they want and in that to help train students to become registered dietitians."

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S., nutrition, University of Alabama
  • B.S., coordinated dietetics program, Auburn University
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, State of Alabama


  • Practice Areas: community nutrition and wellness, nutrition support, and sports nutrition

Awards and Honors

  • Graduated with honor from Auburn University
  • Graduate trainee scholarship to University of Alabama


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Alabama Dietetic Association
  • Birmingham District Dietetic Association
  • Dietitians in Nutrition Support
  • Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists
  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine
  • Dietetic Educators of Nutrition Practitioners
  • Junior League of Birmingham
  • Linly Heflin Unit
  • Cathedral Church of the Advent—Altar Guild, Advent House Guild