Carol Connell, Ph.D., R.D.

Professor, Undergraduate Program Director


Ph.D. The University of Southern Mississippi (Nutrition and Food Systems)

M.S. Auburn University (Nutrition and Foods)

B.S. Auburn University (Nutrition and Foods, Coordinated Dietetics Program)

Professional Credentials

Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mississippi State Board of Health

Research Interests

Dr. Connell’s research focus has been on the nutrition needs of populations experiencing health disparities.  Her particular areas of research have been in measuring food insecurity and food access in the rural Mississippi delta as well as developing, implementing and evaluating nutrition education programs in rural communities.

Teaching Interests
Medical Nutrition Therapy, Nutrient Metabolism, Research Techniques

Awards and Honors


Distinguished Researcher Award, College of Health, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2014; Superior Honors Thesis Mentorship, May 7, 2015. Recognition from the Honors; College for mentoring an undergraduate student thesis project; College of Health Faculty Member of the Month, February, 2014. 

For a complete profile and publications view Dr. Connell's CV