Rebecca Dority joined the Nutritional Sciences faculty in 2007. She received a BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine, with a minor in Psychology. Her MS in Human Nutrition was earned from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dority is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, as well as a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Dietetic Educators of Practitioners, the dietetic practice group Diabetes Care and Education (DCE), the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Foodservice Systems Management Education Council.
Prior to joining the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Dority was employed as a Diabetes Program Coordinator with the Medical Clinic of North Texas, with previous experience in renal and clinical dietetics. She formerly served as adjunct faculty for Tarrant County College. In Spring 2013, Dority was promoted from the rank of Instructor to Instructor II. She is now Associate Professor of Professional Practice. Dority’s current teaching responsibilities for the Department of Nutritional Sciences include Nutritional Biochemistry, Contemporary Issues in Nutrition, Food Systems Management, Supervised Practice in Food Systems Management, Career and Professional Issues in Nutrition, and DPD Senior Seminar. She currently serves on the TCU Intercollegiate Athletics Committee and the TCU College of Science & Engineering Advisory Committee. She was appointed Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in Fall 2013. Dority was the recipient of the 2010 Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award. She has also been honored as a Preferred Professor by the TCU Mortar Board chapter.