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Carmen Thompson
Carmen Thompson

Family & Consumer SciencesAssistant Professor/Director Didactic Program in DieteticsStaley Hall 107803-516-4590

Carmen Thompson

Carmen Thompson teaches nutrition and dietetics undergraduate courses, actively recruits, and advises undergraduate students. She develops policies and procedures for effective and fairly managing all components of the Didactic Program in Dietetics following the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). She is the academic program coordinator for the Nutrition and Food Management program.


  • Dietetic Internship - South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (1998)
  • Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences - South Carolina State University (1993)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology - Talladega College (1983)


She has worked at SC State since 2017 as assistant professor and director of Didactic Program in Dietetics. For over 20 years, she has been a registered dietitian and licensed in the state of South Carolina. Her experiences include clinical nutrition as well as public health nutrition. From 2007 to 2009. she was the Lactation Coordinator for the state of South Carolina for the Women's Infants and Children program (WIC).

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access grant from the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2022-2024)

Research Interests

Heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes


NFM 311, Human Nutrition; NFM 308, Nutritional Biochemistry; NFM 102, Food and Nutrition;  NFM 201, Introduction to Dietetics; NFM 416, Clinical Applications in Nutrition and Dietetics