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Professor Sara Bachman Ducey to Serve as Interim Director, Paul Peck Humanities Institute

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Category: Accolades

Published: 2011-11-17 00:00:01.000

Professor Sara Bachman Ducey earned a B.S. in plant and soil science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an M.S. in human nutrition from Michigan State University. She is completing a M.P.H. in Environmental Health Sciences at University of Maryland (College Park). She joined MC in 1990 as a part-time instructor of nutrition for the biology departments at Germantown and Takoma Park before joining the hospitality management department in Rockville, in 1999. Additionally she has taught for Tai Sophia Institute, The Catholic University of America, and University of Maryland.

Sara has served MC in a variety of leadership positions, including: Coordinator of Women's Studies, Writing in the Disciplines Fellow, Smithsonian Faculty Fellow, as an active member of the Speakers Bureau, and as Acting Director of the Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College. She has also served on the International Education Task, Rockville Faculty Council, and participated in a working group of the Middle States Accreditation process.

Sara is Course Coordinator for the expanding Nutrition and Food curriculum in the Hospitality Management Department at Rockville. She is contributing to the expanding agriculture and sustainable foods courses being developed by Professor Steve Dubik at Germantown campus. She also teams with MCTV's Emmy-award winning producer, Dan Rankin, on the Montgomery College television show: Food for Thought. Each year Sara hosts the annual Diabetes University at Montgomery College.

Sara is active in the community, as well. She is Vice President of the Maryland Nutritionists' Association. She served as Chair of the curriculum development team for the M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health at the Tai Sophia Institute. She was appointed by the Montgomery County Executive to serve a three-year term on the Montgomery County's Solid Waste Advisory Council.

Sara's research work centers on environmental nutrition - how the manner in which foods are grown and processed contributes to their quality and safety. She is lead author of the chapter, "Presence of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment - A Concern for Human Health?" in Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment: Ecological and Human Health Considerations (American Chemical Society, 2010).

Sara brings to this role her love for both science and the humanities and enjoys collaborating across the disciplines. She is a strong advocate for all of the programs offered by the Institute, including the annual Holocaust Commemoration, the Paul Peck Humanities Student Internship Program, Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County, and Smithsonian Faculty Fellowship program. She has described her own experience as a Smithsonian Faculty Fellow (2010) as "the best professional development experience I've had at Montgomery College." You may view the youtube video about her fellowship project, "Evolutionary Nutrition: How Race Matters," at

Please join us in congratulating her as she takes on this important leadership role!

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