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Melinda Manore Oral History Interview. November 30, 2015

Melinda Manore Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

November 30, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Melinda Manore (b. 1951) received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Oregon State University in 1984. In 2001, Manore returned to OSU, joining the faculty as chair of what was then the Department of Nutrition and Food Service Management. A pioneering scholar of the intersections between nutrition and exercise, Manore has published widely on topics including rural obesity in children, nutrition and exercise for women, and healthy eating for athletes. Her interview traces the arc of her academic career with a particular focus on her achievements in research. Included as a secondary topic are Manore's institutional memories of the transformation of the College of Home Economics into what is now the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.