Middle Tennessee State University
Poirier has been employed at MTSU since 2005. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences from Florida State University and University of Arizona. Her Ph.D. was received in 1998 from Florida International University in Miami, Florida in Adult Education/Human Resources Development focusing on health-related quality of life within a large urban population. Prior to coming to MTSU, Dr. Poirier taught three years at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Additionally, she has worked at the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service, and the Provincial Government of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Poirier has more than 15 years of international teaching experience working in culturally diverse environments.
Her strengths include creating innovative educational programs with a focus on food and culture, identifying appropriate nutrition outreach efforts to solve community problems, and empowering students for successful careers.