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Richard August Ahrens, PhD

Ahrens, RichardOccupation: Assistant Dean; Retired Manager
Born: Manitowoc, Wisconsin, September 18, 1936

Education:
PhD, Nutrition, University of California Davis (1963)
BS, University of Wisconsin (1958)

Career:
Assistant Dean, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Maryland (2000-2001)
Manager, Open Workstation Laboratory (1993-1999)
Professor of Nutrition, University of Maryland (1975-1999)
Coordinator, Graduate Program of Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland (1989-1992)
Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park (1966-1975)
Research Physiologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD (1963-1966)

Career Related:
Chairman, Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice (1990-1994); Visiting Professor, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya (1987-1988); Visiting Lecturer, University of London (1973)

Civic:
Treasurer, Boys and Girls Club, Berwyn Heights, MD (1978-1979); Election Judge, Prince Georges County, Maryland (1970-1986); Member, Directing Committee, Lutheran Campus Ministry, University of Maryland; Member, Town Council; Treasurer, Property Owner, West Virginia

Creative Works:
Co-author, “Creative Wok Cooking” (1976); Co-author, “Creative Crepe Cooking” (1976); Co-author, “Food and the Consumer” (1973); Author, “Nutrition for Health” (1970); Contributing Author, Articles, Professional Journals

Awards:
Recipient, Excellence Instruction Award, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Chapter, University of Maryland College Park Alumni Association (1993); Grantee, National Institutes of Health (1979-1982); Grantee, Nutrition Foundation (1968-1970); Fellow, American College of Nutrition

Memberships:
President, Maryland Home Economic Association (1982-1983); Member, American Dietetic Association; Member, American Institute of Nutrition;  Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society

Political Affiliation:
Republican

Religion:
Lutheran

Family:
Son of Richard William and Gladys LaVerne (Bierman) Ahrens
Married: Joan Ellen Morley Ahrens
Children: Deborah Joan Ahrens Johnson; Jill LaVerne Ahrens Fronck; David Richard Ahrens
Eight Grandchildren
Two Great-Grandchildren

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare – 1997-1998, 1st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 1992-1993, 1st Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in the East – 1986-1987, 21st Edition (pub. 1986)

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