Janet Beary, a clinical assistant professor in the Program in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology in the College of Pharmacy at WSU Spokane, will be installed as president-elect of the Washington State Dietetic Association at its annual convention in April 2009 in Vancouver, Wash.

Her one-year term as president is set to begin with the spring meeting in 2010, and will be followed in 2011 with a one-year term in office as past president.

Beary has been a professor at WSU since January 2000. She has a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in public health. She is a registered dietitian and a certified health education specialist. She also is director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at WSU Spokane.