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Dr. Liane M. Summerfield
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Health and Human Performance
Contact Information

Rowley 1004A
(703) 284-6479

Academic Credentials

B.S., Northeastern University
M.Ed., The George Washington University
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Teaching Areas:
• Nutrition
• Health Education

Research Interests:
• Obesity and weight management
• Human nutrition
• Inquiry-guided learning

Dr. Liane Summerfield is associate vice president for Academic Affairs and heads the University’s DISCOVER Center. The DISCOVER Center promotes inquiry learning and undergraduate research through DSC 101 DISCOVER First-Year Seminar, the annual Student Research Conference, a summer research program, and funding for students to attend professional conferences to present their work.

Dr. Summerfield also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health and Human Performance and teaches occasionally in the department. She is the author of Nutrition, Exercise, and Behavior: An Integrated Approach to Weight Management, published by Cengage.