Dr. Sockju Kwon


Biomedical Sciences

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Ph D, 2004, Clinical Nutrition, Yonsei University
    Dissertation Title: The effects of long term soy milk or cow milk intake on the health status of the elderly 
  • MS, 2009, Foodservice Systems Administration, Texas Woman's University
    Dissertation Title: Investigating food waste management in college and university foodservice operations 
  • MS, 1999, Home Economics , supporting area of Clinical Nutrition, Yonsei University
    Dissertation Title: Influence of age and obesity on visceral fat, muscle mass and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy Korean men 
  • BS,1997, Food & Nutrition, Yonsei University


  • Currently teaching at MSU
  • Food Science
  •  Food Science Lab
  • Administrative Dietetics
  • Administrative Dietetics Lab
  • Human Nutrition and Metabolism

Professional experience

  • Oct. 2009-present: A certified ServSafe® Instructor and Registered ServSafe® Examination Proctor (No. 121909) by National Restaurant Institute
  • Sep. 2009-present: Licensed Dietitian (No. 2009028576) by the Missouri State Committee of Dietitians
  • Jul. 2009-present: Registered Dietitian (No. 999288) by Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Aug. 2008-present: ServSafe® Certificate (No. 6037165) by National Restaurant Institute

Research and professional interests

  • Food safety education
  • Environmental sustainability
  • The effect of Functional food/Nutraceuticals on prevention and treatment of chronic diseases
  • Vitamin D in food products, and effect of vitamin D in human health

Awards and honors

  • Dec. 2010: Recipient, 2011 Summer Faculty Fellowship Stipend from Graduate College at MSU 
  • Nov. 2010: Awardee, 2011 Service Learning Faculty Fellowship Program from Citizenship and Service-Learning at MSU 
  • May. 2010: Recipient, 2010 CHHS First Summer Research Stipend from College of Health and Human Services at MSU
  • Jan.2009: Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges 
  • Aug. 2008: Scholarship Recipient, Texas Dietetic Association Foundation 
  • Aug. 2008: Scholarship Recipient, Healthcare Foodservice Management
  • Jan. 2008: Co-Awardee, Biennial Grant from Foodservice Systems Management Education Council 
  • May 2007: The National Dean's List®
  • 2006, 2007 2008: Scholarship Recipient, Department of NFS, TWU