College of Natural Sciences

2009–2010: Faye Johnson

Dr. Faye Johnson began teaching at CSU, Chico in 1976. She was responsible for the development of the food science portion of NFSC. She had strong connections with the Food Science Department at UC Davis and has done collaborative work with faculty at the institution. Faye was always most willing to teach whatever courses needed to be taught. She taught courses in nutrition as well as foods, and helped develop the graduate program with the contribution of a food science course, which she taught as part of the program for many years. In the early 1990's Faye took over the responsibility of the “DPD” program and took on the food service management program. Faye retired in 2010 after 34 years of service. She continues to be active with the department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, the CDA and ADA. The Dr. Faye Dietetic Internship Award was created on the occasion of Dr. Faye Johnson's retirement from CSU, Chico to honor her for her many contributions and outstanding leadership in the field of dietetics. It is her wish to acknowledge and encourage those students who have chosen internships that reflect their most passionate interests in the field.