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Tim Roberts, PhD, RD, LD, CFS

Dr. Tim Roberts provides leadership to Hospitality & Culinary Management Program and support to the Dietetics Program. Research interests include food safety and sanitation in food service operations, food irradiation, and alternative nutrition therapies. Dr. Roberts is member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Institute of Food Technologists, and The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

• Ph.D. Nutrition and Food Science, Auburn University, 1998
• Dietetic Internship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1997
• M.S. Food Technology and Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1984
• B.S. Agriculture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1982

Professional Certifications

  • Food Scientist – International Food Science Certification Commission of The Institute of Food Technologists
  • ServSafe Instructor and Proctor – National Restaurant Association Food Protection Manager Certification Course


  • Alabama Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetic Educator 2013

Courses Currently Taught by Dr. Roberts

FCS-323 Experimental Foods
FCS-326 Food Safety and Sanitation
FCS-338 Community Nutrition
FCS-429 Advanced Nutrition Metabolism
FCS 438 Principles of Culinary Management 
FCS-441 Practicum in Hospitality & Tourism
FCS-448 Alternative Medicine: Dietary Supplements
FCS-458 Research Methods and Statistics in FCS
FCS-538 Critical Issues in Nutrition and Food Science

Current Committees at JSU:

  • JSU Auxiliary Services Committee
  • School of Education Faculty Evaluation Committee (Chair)
  • School of Education Curriculum Committee
  • Department of Family and Consumer Sciences AAFCS Accreditation Committee (Co-Chair)

Selected Publications:

Ellenberg, A, M.S. Kovacs, M. Pope, W.T. Roberts, and T.J. Chandler. 2008. Energy Drink Consumption in High School Students and Athletes. The Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting & Abstracts, Birmingham, AL.

Davis, B.A., W.T. Roberts, and F.A. Bruce, Jr. 2001. Alternative Medicine Practices of Nutrition and Exercise Students. 92nd American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting & Abstracts, Providence, RI.

Roberts, T., A.M. Lastovica, and S. Sumner. 2001. Starting a Food Processing Business in Virginia. Virginia Cooperative Extension, 348-963.

Parrott, K., A. Wilson, and T. Roberts. 2001. Household Antimicrobial Products. Virginia Cooperative Extension, 356-650.

Papillon, C.B., W.T. Roberts, and F.A. Bruce, Jr. 2000. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training for Dietetic Interns Using Videoconferencing. American Dietetic Association 83rd Annual Meeting & Abstracts. J. Am. Diet. Assoc, Sup. 1, 100(9):A47.

Roberts, T. and P. Graham. 1999. Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers. Virginia Cooperative Extension, 348-960.

Roberts, W.T. and J.O. Weese. 1998. Shelf Life of Ground Beef Patties Treated by Gamma Radiation. J. Food Protect. 61:1387-1389.

Roberts, W.T. and J.O. Weese. 1998. Gamma Radiation Effect on Vitamin B6 Content in Ground Beef Patties. 1998 IFT Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts (46-D12), Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, IL.

Roberts, T. 1998. Cold Pasteurization of Food by Irradiation. Virginia Cooperative Extension, 458-300.

Selected Presentations:

Energy Drinks: Are They Safe? American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences – Alabama Affiliate, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (February 2014)

Healthy Eyes: Reducing the Risks and Progression of Degenerative Eye Diseases Through Proper Nutrition. Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Heflin (September 2010).

Food Irradiation: Principles and Applications. Alabama Association for Career and Technical Education Professional Development Workshop, Birmingham (July 2008).

Safety and Health Benefits of Foods Produced Through Biotechnology. Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Birmingham (February 2008).

Nutritional Ergogenic Aids. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Fall Conference, Birmingham (November 2006).

Health and Performance Implications of Low-Carbohydrate Diets. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Fall Conference, Birmingham (November 2004).

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