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Kelly Dalton, Ph.D., RDN

Kelly Dalton, Ph.D., RDN
Kelly Dalton, Ph.D., RDN
Executive Director, Board on Health & Human Sciences (BHHS) and Director, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (FANR)

Dr. Dalton is an experienced leader in higher education and nonprofit management with a lifelong commitment to human sciences and community empowerment. Previously, Dr. Dalton served as the Founding Director for the Center for Service at Marymount University, and Assistant Professor in the School of Integrative Studies and Director of the Nonprofit Fellows Program at George Mason University. She also held Extension positions at the University of the District of Columbia, where she implemented SNAP-Ed programming and nutrition education in early childhood classrooms. Dr. Dalton is active globally and her work has spanned across four continents. Her research has been presented at over 20 national and international conferences on topics such as early childhood nutrition, community development, transformative education, and leadership.

She is a Registered Dietitian with a B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise and M.S. in Nutrition Education and Behavior from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in Education from George Mason University.