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Get to Know the Faculty: JoAnna Cupp


Assistant professor JoAnna Cupp is a proud faculty member of the dietetics program at A-State. Her passion for food and nutrition shines through this edition of "Get to Know."

JoAnna Cupp

JoAnna Cupp

Place of birth:
Searcy, Ark.
Why did you choose A-State?
I chose A-State because I moved back to Arkansas in 2014, made Jonesboro my home and this wonderful opportunity presented itself. I am blessed and thankful to be here.
What makes a good professor?
Someone who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subjects being taught.
Who was your favorite teacher (and why)?
Elizabeth Ivener. She was so personable, approachable and knowledgeable.
What makes for a good student?
Someone engaged; Dedication.
What’s the value of a university education?
Your philosophy on education in seven words:
You get out what you put in.
If you could teach another field, which one and why?
I wouldn’t. I love nutrition.
What is the one thing you wish you could teach everyone about your field?
It’s more than just food.
What are you working on right now?
Learning more about Arkansas State University and getting to know my colleagues.
Before you retire I want to...
travel more.
In college, I was known for...
being healthy, eating right and exercising.
What music is playing in your car?
XM radio, I really mix it up.
My favorite trip was...
Kauai, Hawai’i.
If I could travel anywhere it would be...
Paris, France.
The best advice I ever received was...
get your education and enjoy life.
What is the one thing I’ve learned I’d tell my college self...
enjoy it more. Time flies.
My hobby is...
My passion is...
My pet peeve is...
My favorite meal is...
this question is too hard! I love food.
A perfect day is...
spending time with all my family on the farm.
What I like about Jonesboro is...
the people are friendly and it is close to where I grew up. It is a big/small town. Jonesboro is my new home. I love living in the South.
Cats or dogs?
Dog. I have a new puppy named Blue.
E-book or hardback?
Beach or mountains?
Dinner or supper?
To me, dinner is the third meal of the day. I grew up with lunch, the second meal, called dinner and the third meal called supper.
My favorite saying is...
Philippians 4:13.