Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Catherine Coccia, Assistant Professor

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Dr. Coccia is from sunny south Florida.  Her academic career began at the University of Florida where she received her bachelor's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  She was then accepted into the combined masters/dietetic internship program at the University of Florida where she obtained both her Master's degree and completed the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian.  Due to her interest in the relationship between parenting styles and child health behaviors, Catherine attended Florida State University where she completed her Ph.D. in Family Relations.

Curriculum Vitae


B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida - 2006

M.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida - 2008

Ph.D. in Family Relations, Florida State University - 2011

Research Interest

Community-based programs for children and families, program development and evaluation, parent-child relationships, health-related outcomes, and diverse populations.

Outreach and Community Service

Catherine is an active member in the American Dietetic Association, the National Council of Family Relations and the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences.  In addition, Catherine enjoys meeting with prospective students, engaging students in research activities and developing mentoring relationships.

Teaching Appointment

Catherine teaches several classes in the human development and family studies including Family and Community Health, Development of the Preschool Child, and Marriage and Family Relations. 

Contact Information

Department of Human Sciences
Human Sciences Building, Rm 129
MSC 168 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361.593.2206
fax: 361.593.2230
email: catherine.coccia@tamuk.edu
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: January 05, 2012