Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies at Keene State College
Karrie Kalich, PhD, RD is a dean of professional and graduate studies and professor in the Department of Health Science, Nutrition at Keene State College. As a dean, Kalich provides support to the students and faculty from the departments of health science, nursing, human performance and movement sciences, athletic training, safety occupational health applied sciences, sustainable product design and innovation and architecture. Kalich earned her doctoral degree in Nutrition, Science and Policy from the Tuft’s University Friedman School of Nutrition where she served as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. She has spent more than 18 years in childhood obesity prevention research. Dr. Kalich is the creator of the Early Sprouts program and is the lead author on two Redleaf Press books entitled Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children and The Early Sprouts Cookbook. Dr. Kalich consults on health and nutrition topics has been recognized for her innovative work with nutrition and young children by many colleagues around the country, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Gardening Association, and by the acting U.S. Surgeon General, who presented Kalich with the Surgeon General’s Champion Award.