Sam Emerson, Ph.D., received his master’s degree from K-State in kinesiology in 2014 and his Ph.D. from K-State in human nutrition in 2017. He completed his master’s degree under the mentorship of Craig Harms, Ph.D., and his Ph.D. under the mentorship of Sara Rosenkranz, Ph.D.
His dissertation research focused on metabolic and inflammatory responses to high-fat meal consumption and the impact on chronic disease risk. Building off the strong mentorship and training he received at K-State, Sam began his career as a faculty member in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Oklahoma State University in 2017, where he still works today. Sam has been blessed with excellent students and colleagues. Since starting at OSU, he has collaborated on 29 scientific papers, including 19 that feature mentored graduate students. Sam has collaborated to help generate over $1.5 million in external research funding and has been blessed with several awards, including the OSU Regents Distinguished Teaching Award.
Sam is very thankful for the education and constructive training he received in the College of Health and Human Sciences at K-State.