Buck Levin is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University, where he has taught since 1990. He received his Ph.D. in food and nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was selected first annual Alumni Fellow. While there, he also became certified as a registered dietitian. He received a master's degree in phenomenological psychology from Duquesne University, and a bachelor's in psychology from Yale University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in Psychology.
Dr. Levin has extensive past experience in clinical nutrition and his past publishing contributions include the Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the Textbook of Natural Medicine, The Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, and Alternative Medicine-The Definitive Guide. His contributions to professional journals include Advances: Mind-Body Journal, Journal of the Ecological Design Association, Society for Nutrition Education, and Quarterly Review of Natural Medicine, where he served as nutrition editor. In addition, he co-authored the revised 21st Century addition of the nutrition classic, Staying Health with Nutrition for Ten Speed Press together with primary author Elson Haas, MD. More recently, Dr. Levin's work has focused on broader food-related issues including ecological aspects of nutrition, food sustainability, and global food supply dynamics. In this broader context, he authored the textbook, Environmental Nutrition - Understanding the Link between Environment, Food Quality, and Disease.