Dr. Deborah K. Piland


Biomedical Sciences
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Food Science, 2006. University of Arkansas
  • MS, Food Science Technology, 1985, Texas A&M University
  • BS, Food Science Technology, 1983, Texas A&M University


  • DTN 240 Introduction to Nutrition
  • DTN 331 Food Science
  • DTN 437 Quantity Foods in Healthcare and Schools
  • DTN 538 Administrative Dietetics
  • DTN 753 Advanced Food Service Management
  • DTN 797 Non-thesis research

Research and professional interests

  • Development of entrepreneurial leadership skills in nutrition and dietetics
  • Food Science nutraceuticals
  • Development of professional training materials
  • Administrative dietetics skills and development

Awards and honors

  • Five-fold Mission Faculty Award, College of the Ozarks, 2016.
  • Educator of the Year nominee, Dietetic Educators of Practitioners, 2017.