Lynette M. Karls

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Length of Departmental Service: 26 years

Education

M.S. 1980 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Major: Nutritional Sciences
R.D. 1978 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Major: Dietetic Internship (Emphasis: Clinical Nutrition)

B.S. 1977 University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. Agriculture (Major: Dietetics)

Professional Experience

1995-present Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences

1995-2005 Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences

1995-present and 1986-1988 Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Didactic Program in Dietetics

1988-1995 Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

1982-1995 Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences

1981-1982 Founder/Private Practice Dietitian, Professional Nutrition Consultants, Madison, WI

1979-1981Clinical Dietitian, Jackson Clinic, Madison, WI

Awards

1996 Outstanding Internship Advising Award, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1997 The WALSAA Outstanding Advising Award, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Instruction Interests (1.0 FTE)

My instructional responsibilities focus on the application of clinical nutrition knowledge. I develop, coordinate and teach the DPD capstone course (NS 520-Applications in Clinical Nutrition). The goal of NS 520 is to help didactic students develop skills for a dietetics internship and for life-long learning. Consistent with this goal, the course emphasizes active student involvement aimed at developing teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. These skills complement the knowledge gained in previous coursework and allow students to solve clinical problems while working in teams. In addition, I co-teach NS 200 (The Professions of Dietetics and Nutrition), an introductory course which reviews departmental undergraduate majors and career/job opportunities.

Administration

In addition to advising approximately 30-40 students, I serve as Coordinator of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Responsibilities include: coordinate the DPD under the direction of the Didactic Program Director; manage the general operation of the DPD; maintain Didactic program/student/alumni records and develop written materials necessary for program evaluation and accreditation/approval by the American Dietetic Association (ADA); maintain and revise curriculum and recruitment materials.

Miscellaneous Activities/Grants

  • American Dietetic Association – member and Registered Dietitian
  • Wisconsin Dietetic Association – member; Continuing Education Committee (1997-2000)
  • Wisconsin Certified Dietitian
  • DNS Curriculum Committee, Chair (2004-present)
  • DNS Scholarship Committee, Chair (2002-present)
  • DNS Sexual Harassment Officer (2003-present)
  • DNS Access & Accommodation Resource Coordinator (1998-present)
  • CALS Curriculum Committee (2006-present)
  • CALS Scholastic Policies and Action Committee (2000-2006)
  • CALS Instructional Improvement Committee (1999-2000)
  • CALS Task Force on International Education (1999-2000)
  • UW Madison Professional Development & Recognition Committee (2006-present)
  • Higher Education Challenge Grant, USDA, PI – Susan Nitzke, Coordinated Practicum Experiences for Advanced Students in Nutrition (2007-2010)
  • Interdisciplinary Rural Training Grant (2001-2004)
  • Academic Staff Professional Development Grant (1996, 2000, 2004)
  • UW-Madison Web CT Grant Recipient (1999-2000)
  • UW-Madison Web Grant Recipient 1997-98 (course web page developed for NS 520)
  • Reviewer – Journal of Nutrition Education
  • Reviewer – Wadsworth Group, Thompson Learning