About Us

About Us

Colorado State University is the land-grant University in Colorado and is located in Fort Collins, 65 miles north of Denver. Fort Collins is a great university community of 158,600 people located on the great Colorado Front Range. Rocky Mountain National Park and many other summer and winter recreational areas are short drives from Fort Collins. There are approximately 27,300 on-campus students attending Colorado State.

The Department of FSHN is dedicated to balance and excellence in life, education, research and engagement. We strive to provide an inclusive environment and envision learning as not only a lifelong pursuit but also a partnership with our students.

I hope you have time to peruse and learn about our nationally and internationally recognized academic, research and extension programs!

If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me at (970) 491-1390 or michael.pagliassotti@colostate.edu. For now, thank you for your interest.


Mike Pagliassotti, PhD
Professor and Department Head
Lillian Fountain Smith Endowed Chair in Nutrition
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Gifford 234
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1571