• Ph.D., Continuing and Vocational Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2003
  • Neonatal Nutrition Fellow, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, April – July, 1991
  • M.S., Food Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, 1990
  • B. S., Dietetics, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, 1988



  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Nutrition Education Principles and Practice
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II
  • Advanced Metabolism I and II
  • Dietetics as a Profession
  • Community Nutrition
  • Quantity Food Service
  • Senior Seminar



  • Boer, N. , Schmidt, C.E. and Peyer, K., Exercise Testing and Prescription Using Data from an Exercise Prescription Laboratory Course and Nutritional Intake of college students, 2016 – ongoing.
  • Hopes, expectations and goals of students in multidisciplinary courses; a comparison of southern college students to mid-west region of U.S.” , Schmidt, C.E., Barry, K., Spring, 2016
  • "Clarifying expectations to improve the learner instructor working relationship: A conduit for enhancing learner engagement, self-efficacy and metacognition", 2011 – 2012.
  • "Clarifying expectations: implementing hopes for learning and instruction as a conduit for motivating learners", 2010 – 2011.
  • "Motivational Interviewing knowledge and skills performed in nutrition counseling course", 2009 – 2010.
  • Research Study participant, Dr. Phil Price, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, audio comment in an online learning course, Fall 2007 – Fall 2008.
  • Learning experiences that assist students, inside and outside of the classroom, in achieving competencies, Medical Nutrition Therapy course, Spring, 2007.
  • Qualitative data collection in: "Student engagement in learning", 2006.


Book Chapter:

Heath, G., Schmidt, C.E., Hathaway, E., and Maddux, E. “Policy and Environmental Supoprts for Healthy Eating.” 3rd Ed. , Dr. Rippe’s Lifestyle Medicine, 3rd Ed.  City; Taylor and Francis, in press, 2019.



  • White, D.M, Schmidt, C.E., Powell, M.  “Dietetic students’ reflections about future practice after participating in home visits and health fairs.”  Submitted:  Journal of Experiential Education, March, 2018. 
  • Schmidt, CE. , Boer, N., White, DM, Underwood, SA, Peyer, KL, Heath, GW, An Evaluation of a Video-based Physical Activity Intervention in the Classrooms of Elementary Children.  Health Behavior and Policy review, 4,(5), Sept/Oct. 2017.
  • Schmidt, C. , McNulty, B., Howard-Baptiste, S. Harvey, J., Collegiality and its use in Higher Education.  International Journal of Kinesiology, Spring, 2017.
  • Kang, H.K, Bailey, D. and Schmidt, C., Positive attitudes and positive routines: Age graded differences in the path to happiness, Journal of Leisure Research, January, 2016. 
  • Peacock, J., Schmidt, C.E., and Barry, K.  A Qualitative Analysis of Post-Operative Nutritional Barriers and Useful Dietary Services Reported by Bariatric Surgical Patients, Obesity Surgery, The Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care, DOI 10.1007/s11695-016-2096-1.
  • Harvey, J., McNulty,B.,  Schmidt, C. and Howard-Baptiste, S. Senior Olympics:  Never too old to Play, International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Science, 3 (2):11 – 15, 2015.  DOI: 10.13189/saj.2015.030201
  • McNulty, B., Schmidt, C., Howard-Baptiste, S., and Harvey, J. Developing Professionalism as a Student by Joining Health and Physical Education Professional Organizations, GAHPERD, September 15, 2015.  
  • Wasniewski, G., Seaborn, C., Schmidt, C and Nyland, R. “Gluten-free and casein-free diets as am alternative form of treatment for autism spectrum disorders.” JADA, abstract, Vol 110, no. 9, September, 2010.
  • Schmidt, C. and Knudsen, L. “An Update about learning experiences, inside and outside of the classroom, that assist dietetic students in achieving competencies.”   The Digest; Research practice group of the American Dietetic Association, Spring 2009.
  • Rott, C. ,  Seaborn, C. Schmidt, R. Taffalla, J. Pejsa. N. Evers, An eight week mindful eating education program increases self efficacy and weight loss. ADA Food and Nutrition Conference, Chicago, preceedings of ADA journal/abstract, 2008.
  • Graff, A. Schmidt, C.,Biggerstaff, E., Seaborn, C.   Food Variety and Quality of Life in Congregate Meal Participants in Dunn County, WI. Food and Nutrition Conference, Chicago, preceedings of ADA journal/abstract,2008.

Invited Presentations:

  1. Schmidt, C.E. and White, D.M. Fourth Annual International Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, “An innovative model to provide nutritional education and intervention for the older adults in the community”, Chicago, IL, October, 2015. 
  2. Schmidt, C.E., and White, D.M., Interprofessional Health Care Conference, panel presenter, UTC, March, 2014. 
  3. Schmidt, C.E. and White, D.M., Falls Prevention Summit, “Bone Mineral Health and nutrients”, University of Tennessee- Chattanooga University center, August, 2014. 


  • Chair, Retention, Tenure & Promotion Committee, HHP Department, Fall 2018- present
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, member, Course Learning Evaluation Committee, University level, 2018 – present
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Classroom Technology Committee Member, Fall 2013 - 2014
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, Program Reviewer, Fall 2012 – Spring 2015
  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Member, 2006 - present