SFA Faculty Listing

Robert Bayer, Animal Science
Timothy Bowden, Aquaculture
Stephanie Burnett, Horticulture
Beth Calder, Food Science
Mary Ellen Camire, Food Science
Robert Causey, Animal Science
Susan Erich, Plant and Soil Chemistry
Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecology
Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Plant Pathology
Mark Hutton, Vegetable Crops
Pauline Kamath, Animal Health
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Clinical Nutrition
Anne Lichtenwalner, Animal Science
Ellen Mallory, Sustainable Agriculture
David Marcinkowski, Animal Science
Renae Moran, Pomology
Angela Myracle, Human Nutrition
Balu Nayak, Food Science
Tsutomu Ohno, Soil Chemistry
Brian Perkins, Food Science
Jennifer Perry, Food Microbiology
Bryan Peterson, Horticulture
Greg Porter, Crop Ecology
Juan Romero, Animal Nutrition
Marianne Sarrantonio, Sustainable Agriculture
Denise Skonberg, Food Science
Lois Stack, Horticulture
Martin Stokes, Animal Science
Susan Sullivan, Human Nutrition
Mona Therrien, Human Nutrition
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Human Nutrition
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition

Kate Yerxa

Associate Extension Professor, EFNEP CoordinatorYerxa

Degree: M.S., RD 2003,  University of Maine
Phone: 207.581.3109
Email: kate.yerxa@maine.edu
Location: 320 Corbett Hall

Professional Interests: Community nutrition; implementation and evaluation of educational programs designed for limited-income, food insecure populations; breastfeeding promotion and education

Teaching: FSN 301 Life Cycle Nutrition

Research: Relationships between nutrition and behavior using theory-based models to understand food-related behavior and facilitate behavior change. Use of web-based technology to deliver nutrition interventions. Environmental supports on college campuses for healthful eating behavior. Family interventions for healthy weights in children. Research design using community-based participatory research approaches

Recent Publications:

Koszewski, W.M.; Hlavacek, M.; Yerxa, K.; Proctor, S.B.; Auld, G.; Baker, S.; Misner, S. 2014. Positive quality of life factors identified from EFNEP participant stories. J. Extension 52(4).

Majka, A.; Fairman, J.; Yerxa, K. 2013. Policy changes for a nutrition education program in Maine: issues and implications. Maine Policy Review 22:55-63.

Majka, A.; Calder, B.; Conroy, J.; Kirkland, L.; Reimer, N.; Yerxa, K. 2010. Using an email group to quickly respond to consumer questions about nutrition, food safety and food preservation. J. Extension 49(3).