Q&A with Jill Kanaley

Kanaley is the interim program chair of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

Jill Kanaley

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources?

I am a professor and Interim Chair of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology which is now part of the Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. My job responsibilities are not just administrative and being chair of the department, but I also do research on the effects of diet and exercise in individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Further, I also teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate level. Everyday I am doing something different.

How long have you worked in CAFNR?

I have been at Mizzou for 12 years, but we are new to CAFNR as of July 1. I am looking forward to being part of CAFNR because of all the opportunities for our students.

What do you enjoy about working for CAFNR/Mizzou?

I like working in a university setting because you can work with students, and it gives me the opportunity to learn something new all the time. There are so many cool things going on at the university with all of the different departments, so the opportunity to learn is tremendous.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, I like doing activities that keep me outside: swimming, biking, hiking and skiing in the winter. And I am also out daily keeping my dog active.