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Deborah Tang



Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, UW-Stevens Point (2019-present)
  • Lecturer, UW-tevens Point (2013-2019)
  • Associate Lecturer, UW-Stevens Point (2007-2013)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield (2006-2008)

Areas of Interest

  • Food science
  • Foodservice management
  • Nutrition issues through the lifespan
  • Women’s health

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Dietitian, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield (1999-2001)
  • Public Health, Home Care, and Prenatal Dietitian, Porcupine Health Unit, Timmins, Ontario, Canada (1995-1999)
  • Consulting Dietitian, Golden Manor Home for the Aged, Timmins, Ontario, Canada (1997-1998)



  • Adviser, Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) (2014-present)


  • Presenter for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Exploration Day (2012-2023)
  • Speaker, Community Weight Race (2011-2019)

Professional Memberships

  • President, Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND) (2023-2024)
  • President-Elect, Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND) (2022-2023)
  • Treasurer, Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND) (2021-2022)
  • Treasurer-Elect, Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND) (2020-2021)
  • Member, Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND) (1999-present)
  • Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (1999-present)

Presentations and Publications

  • Nominee, 2018-2019 Academic Staff Spirit of Community Service Award

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Becoming, by Michelle Obama

Best advice you ever received?

Believe in yourself.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Something in the science field.

Favorite Quote?

When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

Working with supportive colleagues who are dedicated to their programs and the successes of our students.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Interacting with students who are excited to learn and witnessing their growth and development as they transition into the profession.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Even when you are being challenged to learn or do something that may not seem relevant, trust in the process.


Deborah Tang
Senior Lecturer - Food and Nutrition
Program Director - Food and Nutrition

224 College of Professional Studies


M.S. in Nutritional Sciences
UW-Stevens Point, 2006

Certified Dietitian
State of Wisconsin, 1999

Registered Dietitian
Commission on Dietetic Registration, 1999

B.S. in Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto, Canada, 1987


FN 101 - Introduction to the Professions of Dietetics and Nutrition
FN 105 – Food and Well-being
FN 151 - Contemporary Nutrition
FN 206 - Introductory Foods
FN 347 - Introduction to Food Service
FN 373 - Nutrition through the Lifespan
FN 400 - Professional Issues in Dietetics