Dr. Meredith Wagner is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Exercise Science. She is also the Director of Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Education. Under her direction, the Combined Dietetic Internship and Master of Science in Nutrition (DI/MS) launched at Concordia in 2017. Dr. Wagner is a licensed, registered dietitian nutritionist and is recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She holds the following certifications: ServSafe Food Protection Manager, Instructor, and Examination Proctor through the National Restaurant Association and Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator through the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative.
Dr. Wagner graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from Concordia College and completed the combined Dietetic Internship and Master of Science in Nutrition at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She then worked as a clinical dietitian before moving into foodservice management and consulting work. Dr. Wagner completed her doctorate at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, and then taught in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota, prior to joining the faculty at Concordia College in 2013.
Dr. Wagner’s research focuses on food waste reduction, interprofessional education, and the impact of fruit and vegetable consumption on inflammation and oxidative stress. She has taught a variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses at Concordia. She currently teaching Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition, Advanced Study of Macronutrients, Advanced Study of Micronutrients, Environmental Nutrition, Applied Dietetic Practice I and II, and Master’s Capstone.
Dr. Wagner lives in West Fargo, North Dakota, with her husband, son, daughter, and their springer spaniel. She enjoys being active and spending time with family and friends.