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Hertzler, Ann A., 1935-2014



  • Existence: 1935 - 2014

Biographical Note

In 1957, Ann A. Hertzler received a B.S. in Home Economics Education from Pennsylvania State University. She taught high school Home Economics for two years. In 1960, she completed a Master of Science in Nutrition at the Drexel Institute of Technology. Between 1960 and 1966, she taught at the Drexel Institute of Technology and Northern Illinois University, and spent a year as a dietitian in England. She then pursued a Ph.D. in Nutrition at Cornell University, completing her studies in 1973. From 1970 to 1980, Hertzler was a professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1980, she joined the faculty at Virginia Tech as a professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, and as a Foods and Nutrition Extension Specialist. She retired in 2001 and was granted Professor Emerita status. Dr. Hertzler died in 2014.

Throughout her extensive career, Ann A. Hertzler wrote numerous articles and presentations, many of which are represented in this collection. She wrote and revised many Virginia Cooperative Extension publications relating to, as well as developed resources for, adult's and children's nutrition. She received national and regional awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship in 1989-1990 and the American Dietetic Association's Award for Excellence in Dietetic Education (1999). Hertzler also worked with many national, regional, and local professional societies, especially the American Association for Families and Consumer Science, the Society for Nutrition Education, and the American Dietetic Association. In addition, she was involved in the development of the Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection at Virginia Tech Special Collections and served on M.S. and Ph.D. committees for students at the University of Missouri-Columbia and at Virginia Tech.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ann A. Hertzler Collection

Identifier: Ms-2001-004

The Ann A. Hertzler Collection contains biographical information, publications, project and subject files, and artifacts relating to Hertzler's professional career at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1974-1980) and Virginia Tech (1980-2001). Particular areas of emphasis are children's health and nutrition, food and food programs, and Extension publications from both colleges.

Dates: 1863 - 2013; Majority of material found within (Bulk 1974-2000)