First appointed as a quarter-time academic advisor in the school for students from Brazil, Kenya and Nigeria on AID Scholarships, Dr. Knorr was concurrently employed by AZ Dept. of Vocational Ed to direct curriculum development in nutrition and food, child development, and consumer education. In 1970, she became a full-time professor of FCS education who was dedicated to the development of students as teachers and human beings. She received are the AAFCS Distinguished Service Award and the CALS Lifetime Achievement Award. She has established an endowed scholarship fund for students.