Dr. Kirk is a core faculty member in the School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics for undergraduate nutrition majors.
Dr. Kirk has taught undergraduate and graduate-level nutrition courses at the University of Washington since 2000. She joined the faculty at Bastyr University in 2007.
Undergraduate-Level Courses: Advanced Nutrition Principles; Sports Nutrition; Nutrition Throughout Life
Graduate-Level Courses: Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients; Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients; Applied Research Skills; Thesis Seminar
Dr. Kirk's research interests include atherosclerosis, obesity, insulin resistance and sports nutrition.
Dr. Kirk believes that her role as an educator is to organize and deliver information in a way that encourages students to: 1) learn and 2) want to learn more. She accommodates different learning styles in her teaching and encourages interactive discussion and peer learning in her classes.