Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD
Sharon Donovan received her doctorate from the University of California-Davis. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, she joined the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in February 1991 as an Assistant Professor of Nutrition. She was promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure and to Full Professor in August 1997 and August 2001, respectively. She served as Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences between 1999 and 2009. Since 2008, she has served as Director of the Graduate Dietetic Internship in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition. Donovan has more than 95 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and receives grant support from sources including the National Institutes of Health and the United States Department of Agriculture. Her research efforts have been recognized by both national and international organizations with several awards, and her graduate students have been the recipients of prestigious fellowships, scholarships, and awards for their research accomplishments.