EdD, Doctor of Education, Northeastern University
MSN, Human Nutrition, Eastern Michigan University
BA, University of Massachusetts


Certified Trainer, Minnesota Nutrient Data System Research (NDSR), University Minnesota
Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered, MA License
Research Dietetics Practice Group (RDPG) under The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics


Professor Maras is the Director in the Dietary Assessment Center which provides data collection, processing, development and interpretation of dietary intake data. Her research interests fall under identifying dietary assessment methods that influence nutritional health as well as developing new ways to enhance the diet quality and wellness in the community. She also develops nutrition education curriculum and wellness promotion for college students. Her research has made significant contributions in the area of nutrition research to diverse racial and ethnic groups, as well as children and other vulnerable populations.