Mary Catherine Schallert
Clinical Assistant Professor
About Mary Catherine Schallert
I am delighted to be a full time member of the University of Memphis Family! I graduated from University of Memphis with my MS in Clinical Nutrition in 2006 and worked as a Critical Care/Nutrition Support Dietitian at the VA Medical Center from 2006-2013. While at the VA I served as preceptor for dozens of Dietetic Interns. In 2008,I started teaching Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II at U of M as an adjunct, and it was then that I realized my true passion for educating future nutrition professionals. I strive to incorporate a love of life-long learning in every course I teach. It is a personal goal that every graduate from the University of Memphis Didactic Program in Dietetics should leave this place with a desire for life-long learning and a commitment to the improvement of the nations' nutrition outlook. One of the most effective ways to make a difference in health and wellness on a national and global level is through involvement in our local, state, and national professional association. I have been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2004 and served on the Academy's Critical Illness Network from 2008-2010. Additionally, I have held numerous elected positions in the local and state dietetic associations including President of the Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and President-Elect of the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I am constantly incorporating new technology into the classes I teach, in an effort to enhance my students' experience and prepare them for careers in the constantly evolving health and wellness industry.
MS Clinical Nutrition - The University of Memphis - 2006
BS Dietetics - Harding University - 2005