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Richard August Ahrens, American Nutrition educator ( hlth: hlth. service, Educated)nutrition educator. Recipient Excellence in Instruction award college agriculture chapter U. Maryland. at College Park Alumni Association, 1993. Fellow American College Nutrition; member Maryland. Home Economics Association (president 1982-1983), American Institute Nutrition, American Dietetic Association, Sigma Xi.


Ahrens, Richard August was born on September 18, 1936 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Richard William and Gladys LaVerne (Bierman) Ahrens.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Davis, 1963.


Research physiologist United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, 1963—1966. Associate professor University Maryland, College Park, 1966—1975, professor nutrition, since 1975, coordinator graduate program nutrional science, 1989—1992. Manager Open Workstation Laboratory, since 1993.

Visiting lecturer University London, 1973. Visiting professor Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, 1987—1988. Chairman Maryland Board Dietetic Practice, 1990—1994.


Election judge Prince Georges County, Maryland, 1970—1986. Treasurer Boys and Girls Club, Berwyn Heights, 1978—1979. Fellow: American College Nutrition.

Member: American Dietetic Association, American Institute Nutrition, Maryland Home Economic Association (president 1982-1983), Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Beer and wine making.


Married Joan Ellen Morley, August 19, 1961. Children: Deborah Joan, Jill LaVerne, David Richard.