Mary Catherine Schallert, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Unit Coordinator | Clinical Associate Professor
About Mary Catherine Schallert
Mary Catherine Schallert graduated from University of Memphis with an Master of Science 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, she served as preceptor for dozens of dietetic interns. In 2008, she started teaching Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II at the UofM as an adjunct, and it was then that she realized her true passion for educating future nutrition professionals.
She strives to incorporate a love of life-long learning in every course she teaches. It is her personal goal that every graduate from the UofM didactic program in dietetics should leave this place with a desire for life-long learning and a commitment to the improvement of the nation's 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.
She has 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, she has 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. She is constantly incorporating new technology into her classes in an effort to enhance her students' experience and prepare them for careers in the constantly evolving health and wellness industry.
MS Clinical Nutrition - University of Memphis - 2006
BS Dietetics - Harding University - 2005