Victoria M. Getty

Senior Lecturer
Applied Health Science

Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
School of Public Health-Bloomington
(812) 855-1531
Woodlawn House Building, Room 201

  • Pennsylvania State University, M.Ed., 1986
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1980
  • HPER N120 Introduction to Foods Lab
  • HPER N321, N322 Food Services Series
  • HPER N331 Life Cycle Nutrition
  • HPER N336 Community Nutrition
  • HPER N401 Issues in Dietetics

• Registered Dietitian
• SOTL Leadership Grant, Supporting Faculty for Food for Thought: An Action Agenda for the Scholarship of  Teaching and Learning, awarded April 2006
• Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative Faculty, 2004-present
• Treasurer, Indiana Nutrition Council, 2002-present
• Purdue University Extension Specialist, Foods and Nutrition, 1996-1998
• Project Manager, Penn State Nutrition Center, 1988-1996
• Foreign Expert (English), FuXin Mining Institute, The People's Republic of China, 1986-1988

Research Interests

My HPER responsibilities involve teaching and administration, not research. Nevertheless, I am very interested in the pedagogy of teaching,
especially service learning as an adjunct to in-classroom teaching, and in the intersection of nutrition with environmental stewardship.
Along these lines, I am currently involved in research to develop and evaluate effective service learning projects as a pedagogical tool
across a range of academic disciplines. Using food as a unifying theme, we will be integrating service learning into classes ranging
from nutrition and dietetics to biology, English, fine arts, anthropology, and environmental science and policy. Our goals are to develop
initial guidelines for best practices in service learning partnerships in the community and to develop appropriate assessment tools for the
evaluation of student learning in these settings.

Selected Publications
(2006, May). Service-Learning Faculty poster presented at COPSL Summer Research Institute.
Achterberg, C. & Getty, V. M. (1998, May/June). From land to landfill: A systems perspective--use of an organizing theme in an interdisciplinary multimedia curriculum. Journal of Nutrition Education, 33 (3), 178C.
Auld, G. W., Achterberg, C. L., Getty, V. M., & Durrwachter, J. G. (1994). Misconceptions about fats and cholesterol: implications for dietary guidelines. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 33, 15-25.
Achterberg, C., Gregoire, J., & Getty, V. (1989). Evaluation of 'Dietary Guidelines and Your Diet,' a series of Short nutrition education materials. HNIS No. 53-3198-7-35, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Final Report.