NDA announces new Food and Nutrition division administrator


Rebecca Allured
Public Information Officer
(SPARKS, Nev.) - August 15, 2017

Dr. Khadijeh (Homa) Anooshehpoor, Ph.D., recently joined the Nevada Department of Agriculture as Food and Nutrition division administrator. Dr. Anooshehpoor has more than 20 years of state service and teaching experience, and most recently she served as assistant director of the Nevada Department of Education’s School Improvement program.

“Homa is a welcome addition to our leadership team, as she has a strong background working in the communities many of our nutrition programs serve,” NDA Director Jim Barbee said. “We are thrilled to have Homa continue her service to the state here at the NDA.”

Prior to her state service, Dr. Anooshehpoor spent several years teaching coursework related to race, class and gender, family, sociology and social inequalities at the University of Nevada, Reno and Arizona State University (ASU). She has her Ph.D. from ASU, a master of arts from San Diego State University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Shiraz, Iran, all in sociology.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) promotes a business climate that is fair, economically viable and encourages a sustainable environment that serves to protect food, fiber and human health and safety through effective service and education. The NDA includes divisions of Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition and Plant Industry.