Stacy Kolbash


JWU Faculty Since 2016

Instructor Stacy Kolbash

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About Stacy

Stacy Kolbash’s background is in food and nutrition; she loves food and the physiology of how it impacts our bodies and health. After earning her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Ohio University, she became a Registered Dietitian (RD), which aligns with her passion for food and optimal health.

Kolbash began her career at Duke Diet & Fitness Center in Durham, North Carolina, specializing in adult weight management, and later returned to Ohio University to complete her master’s degree in food and nutrition.

Prior to her position at JWU, Kolbash was the lead dietitian for a pediatric obesity program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, specializing in childhood feeding and behavior modification. She joined Johnson & Wales University to share her passion for nutrition with students who love food — and to have the ability to change the way America eats.


  • M.S., Food and Nutrition, Ohio University
  • B.S., Dietetics, Ohio University

I joined Johnson & Wales University to share my passion for nutrition with students who love food — and to have the ability to change the way America eats.

Teaching Interests

Nutrition and Dietetics
Community Nutrition
Adult and Childhood obesity
Weight Management

Scholarly Interests

Food as Medicine
Food and Environmental Sustainability
Pediatric Feeding and Eating


  • DIET2050 Community Nutrition
  • SCI1050 Nutrition

Extra Curricular Roles

College of Food, Innovation & Technology--Outcomes Committee
Faculty Council
Atrium Health and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry Referral Liaison Volunteer


Professional Affiliations

Charlotte Dietetics Association
Academy Nutrition and Dietetics
Food Service Management Professional
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management
Certificate of Training in Child & Adolescent Weight Management


Dissertations And Theses Advised

  • M.S. Thesis: Investigation of a relationship between the core PAT family proteins and their expression in adipose tissue from specific depots of GH mouse models with varying levels of GH signaling

Q&A with Stacy

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Is Your Favorite Teaching Moment?

I love when students ask engaging questions and utilize their new knowledge to better themselves and the community in which we live.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

Welcome to Johnson and Wales University, Charlotte! As incoming Freshmen it is important to prioritize your health and sleep, stay organized with your course requirements, engage in your courses and ask for help!