Dr. Dawn Neill appointed as Administrator in Charge for R-EDGE

R-EDGE welcomed Dr. Dawn Neill as administrator in charge for Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education (R-EDGE) on September 12, 2022.

Dawn was recently the director of research engagement and internationalization in the College of Liberal Arts and a professor of anthropology in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts Department. She is the most recent chair of the Cal Poly Grants Review Committee and was a member of the research advisory council for R-EDGE.

Her research specializations include medical and nutritional anthropology, food systems studies, evolutionary demography, and parental investment. Her current international research examines urbanization and changing family dynamics, including family size, education, child productive work, women's domestic and wage-earning work, and nutrition transition in the Fiji Islands. In the US, her research focuses on food insecurity and food knowledge production.

Dawn received her B.A. and M.A. in anthropology from Louisiana State University. She earned her M.S. in nutritional sciences and her Ph.D. in biocultural anthropology from the University of Washington.

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