Online Master of Science in Human Nutrition Faculty

Duha Hamed, Ph.D.

Dr. Duha Hamed has been an Assistant Professor at Winthrop University since 2016. She earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in mathematics. Hamed loves teaching mathematics, statistics and helping students overcome math anxiety. Her primary research interest is the study of generalized statistical distributions. In particular, her doctoral research was about discovering new generalized families of the Pareto distribution using the T-X{Y} family framework. In addition to her fascination with statistical distributions, Hamed enjoys running and reading.

Hope Lima, Ph.D., RDN, LRD, IBCLC

Dr. Hope Lima is an assistant professor, graduate director, and director of the Certificate in Medical Lactation at Winthrop University.

Lima earned her Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry in 2018. She is an IBCLC and a Registered Dietitian nutritionist. At Winthrop University, Lima teaches in the Department of Human Nutrition as the graduate director and oversees the Certificate in Medical Lactation. Lima’s research focuses on helping mothers to reach their infant feeding goals, improving access to human milk, and analyzing the nutritional content of human milk.  

Lima has five years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She previously taught biology at Central Carolina Community College. For three years, Lima provided private in-home lactation and nutrition support services for families and spent five years volunteering in non-profit management for both the North and South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalitions. Lima was a 2019 Commission on Dietetic Registration Faculty Fellow and the 2018–2020 South Carolina Alternate Representative for the Appalachian Breastfeeding Network.

Lima received her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

Jessie Hoffman, Ph.D., RD

Dr. Jessie Hoffman is a Registered Dietitian, assistant professor and researcher in the field of human nutrition. Her dietetic and research expertise is in gastrointestinal conditions and the gut microbiome. Additionally, Hoffman is passionate about scientific and nutritional science communication and does so regularly through social media. From breaking down nutrition science to busting myths prevalent in today's society, she strives to empower individuals both inside and outside of the classroom to become responsible consumers and experts on their bodies.

Wanda M. Koszewski, Ph.D.

Dr. Wanda M. Koszewski is an associate professor and department chair in Human Nutrition at Winthrop University. She is a Registered Dietitian nutritionist and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Koszewski earned a Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition from Kansas State University.

This year she is serving on the ACEND®️ Board and the CP Program Rep-Elect. Koszewski's area of expertise is nutrition education, and her research is focused on food insecurity and resiliency.

If you would like to work with the expert faculty in Winthrop's online M.S. in Human Nutrition, learn more today by contacting a program manager toll-free at 833/257-1704 or requesting more information.