Steven Nizielski Steven Nizielski, M.S., Ph.D., MS, PhD, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in Wildlife Biology and assisted in research projects involving Siberian tigers and gray wolves before entering graduate school. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees at the University of Minnesota in nutrition, with an emphasis in biochemistry. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he teaches introductory nutrition, clinical nutrition, advanced metabolism, life cycle nutrition, and sports nutrition courses. Past research activities include investigating brown adipose tissue thermogenesis and changes in adipose tissue gene expression in response to aging and exercise. His current research focuses on evaluating the campus food environment. Steve is a fellow of The Obesity Society and is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and of the American Physiological Society. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, and cooking.