Polly W. Buchanan, PhD, RD, CHE, CFE


    Current Position:

     Associate Dean,

     College of Health and Human Services

     Eastern Michigan University

     206B Marshall Building, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

     Phone: 734.487.0077

     FAX: 734.487.8536

     Email: pbuchanan@emich.edu



Recent Past Positions:

◊ Associate Professor, Foodservice and Hospitality Management, 1980-1999

            Dietetics Program Coordinator for two years

            Hospitality Management Program Coordinator for 18 years


Other Past Positions:

◊ Adjunct Lecturer, Mercy College of Detroit, Dietetics Program, 1975-1979

◊ Staff Dietitian, Ford Motor Company, 1967-1973

◊ Director of Food Mgt., Stouffers Food Corp., 1963-67 (Detroit, Boston, New York City)



            B.S. in Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University

            M.S. in Institutional Management, Michigan State University

            Ph.D. in Higher and Adult Continuing Education, University of Michigan


Scholarly Activities:

Many peer reviewed presentations at CHRIE; several juried publications including one published by ADA: Quantity Food Preparation – Standardizing Recipes and Controlling Ingredients, 1993.


Service Activities and Memberships:

American Dietetic Association, Michigan Dietetic Association, Ann Arbor Dietetic Association (past President 1999-2000), Michigan Council of Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Education (MICHRIE), Michigan Restaurant Association (Educational Representative on Board of Directors, 2002 to present), International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA).

            I also teach the Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) workshop for the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association; have taught this 3 day workshop 35 times in the past 11 years… including Guam, India and Nova Scotia.


Personal Stuff:

Married 34 years; live in Saline with husband, Jim. Two children: Carlye (daughter) is a CPA in Atlanta, J.D. (son) is an aerospace engineer in California who tests satellites. Like gardening.


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