April 14, 2014
Dr. Peterman was cited for her impact on students and contributions to the teaching mission at the university. “In the classroom, I engage students through active learning and application activities to foster critical thinking. It is such a pleasure to work with the students, and to see their growth and development through the years at UMass Amherst. I feel very privileged to receive this award from a school with such a fine body of students.”
This past year, Dr. Peterman taught NUTR 597K (Culture, Nutrition, and Health), NUTR 577 (Nutritional Problems in the U.S.), and NUTR 210 (Scientific Principles of Food and Meal Management).
Dr. Peterman’s area of expertise is food security and nutrition education and intervention programs among immigrant populations. Much of her work focuses on the large population of Cambodian women living in Lowell, Massachusetts.