emily shupe

Emily Shupe, Assistant Professor


Emily graduated from Western Illinois University with BS from FCS majoring in dietetics, then she attended St. Louis University for her post graduate internship in dietetics where she completed requirements to become a registered dietitian. Post internship Emily continued at St. Louis University as a graduate assistant in the department of dietetics and completed her MS in nutrition with an emphasis in geriatrics. She earned her PhD in management through Walden University.   

Upon completion of her MS, Emily was employed as a dietary manager in a corporate nursing home and consulted with five additional nursing homes within the organization. She served eight years as a clinical dietitian in an acute hospital where she oversaw the medical nutrition therapy of the intensive care patients, surgical patients, and the critical new born. Emily was a member of the ventilator associated pneumonia team working with the pulmonary physicians.

Emily is currently an assistant professor at Western Illinois University in the Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality. Emily is a registered and licensed dietitian and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Illinois Dietetic Association.