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Ru Caulkins

Ru Caulkins


College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2637
Office: 436 Health and Human Sciences Building


Ruhamah "Ru" Caulkins is the Nutrition and Dietetics DPD program director and instructor. She earned her masters degree in health sciences with a concentration in nutrition from Western Carolina University. She also completed a dietetic internship and a bachelors degree in nutrition and dietetics from Western Carolina University. Ru is a registered dietitian and has worked in many fields of nutrition including community, clinical, and foodservice practice areas all over western North Carolina. She has over five years of teaching higher education including Southwestern Community College, located in Jackson County, NC. As an alumni of Western Carolina University, she is honored to be a part of the faculty here at WCU.


  • MHS, Western Carolina University, Masters of Health Science with a concentration in nutrition and dietetics
  • BS, Western Carolina University, Dietetic Internship
  • BS, Western Carolina University, Bachelors of Science in nutrition and dietetics
  • AA, Southwestern Community College, Associate in Arts/College Transfer
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