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James Stevens

Westminster Campus
Office Location

James is Registered Dietitian holding Bachelors and Masters degrees in Human Nutrition. He is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition, and founding member of Sports Dietetics-USA. James has provided nutrition counseling at a Harvard teaching hospital in Cambridge, MA, consulted at world-renowned Canyon Ranch Health Resort, and worked for Hammer Nutrition as Director of R & D. At CSU, James was project manager for a clinical study investigating the effects of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular disease risk markers supported by a grant from the American Heart Association.
Teaching Philosophy
In the classroom, face-to-face or online, James strives to make learning nutrition fun and practical. Activities will be based on promoting greater awareness of one’s food and nutritional intake. James promises to be passionate about the subject matter and a lifelong learner himself open to students’ experiences and new ideas. Above all he will care about your academic success and you as a person. In return, James will ask that you give 100% effort in his class.
Teaching Experience
2012 - Present Full-time faculty member at Front Range Community College
2010 - 2012 Adjunct faculty at Metro State University of Denver
2010 - 2012 Adjunct faculty Front Range Community College
2007 - 2010 Visiting Assistant Professor at Metro State University of Denver
2007 Adjunct faculty at Metro State University of Denver
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Human Nutrition, B.S., 1996
Colorado State University, Human Nutrition, M.S., 2003
Courses Taught
  • Human Nutrition
  • Dietary Nutrition
  • Medical Terminology
Additional Information

Scholarships & Awards

1991 Food Science Transfer Student Scholarship, University of Massachusetts
1993 - 1994 Massachusetts State Scholarship
2003 Food Science and Human Nutrition Travel Award, Colorado State University
2003, 2004 E.I. and Minnie Pashby Scholarship
2003, 2004, 2005 Shrake Culler Scholarship
2005 Margery Monfort Wilson Scholarship
2005 Kenneth W. Wear Minority Scholarship, American Dietetic Association

Refereed Publications

  • T.L. Nelson, J.R. Stevens, and M.S. Hickey. Inflammatory markers are not altered by an eight week dietary α-linolenic acid intervention in healthy abdominally obese adult males and females. Cytokine 38: 101-106, 2007.
  • T.L. Nelson, J.R. Stevens, and M.S. Hickey. Adiponectin levels are reduced, independent of polymorphisms in the adiponectin gene, after supplementation with α-linolenic acid among healthy adults. Metabolism 56:1209-1215, 2007.