Dr. Deborah Hutcheon completed her undergraduate studies in foods and nutrition from Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC and a post-baccalaureate certificate in dietetics (coordinated program in dietetics) from Wayne State University. She holds graduate degrees in nutrition from Eastern Michigan University (MS) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (DCN). Her doctoral degree is an advanced-practice doctorate in clinical nutrition. She is a registered and licensed dietitian. Dr. Hutcheon over a decade of experience in higher education, mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses through both residential and online degree programs at institutions including Bob Jones University, Clemson University, University of New England, Rutgers University, and now Logan University. Previously Dr. Hutcheon served as the dietetics program director at Clemson University.
Dr. Hutcheon has worked as a registered dietitian in long-term care, school nutrition services, and ambulatory pediatric weight management. Her research interests include human metabolism and body composition, micronutrient metabolism, and adult weight management, namely in the area of weight loss (bariatric) surgery. Dr. Hutcheon holds active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a dietetics program reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.