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  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director for Education by Non-Traditional Delivery
  • Chair of the Cocoa, Chocolate, and Confectionery Research Group


814-865-3004

  • Alan R. Warehime Professor of Agribusiness


814-863-2847

  • Adjunct Faculty of Food Science


301-436-2020

  • Professor of Food Science
  • Assistant Director of Food, Family & Health programs


814-867-4874

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology


814-863-8626

  • Assistant Professor of Food Science


814-863-2950

  • Professor of Food Science;
  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator
  • Chair of the Ingredients as Materials Impact Group


814-865-2636

  • Professor of Food Science
  • Assistant Director of Food Safety & Quality Programs
  • Food Safety Extension Specialist - Muscle Foods
  • Chair of the Food Safety Impact Group


814-865-8862

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food safety
  • Food microbiology
  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Antimicrobials
  • Edible films
  • Spoilage
  • Meat, poultry, seafood, muscle foods
  • HACCP
  • Sanitation
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-867-0439

Areas of Expertise:
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial pathogens
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Microbial genomics
  • Food Safety
  • Food Microbiology
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


Areas of Expertise:
  • Food chemistry
  • Enology
  • Antioxidants
  • Lipid oxidation
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Division of Science, Berks College
  • Department of Food Science, University Park


610-396-6121

  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-867-5689

  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Director, Sensory Evaluation Center


814-863-7129

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sensory science
  • Human psychophysics
  • Taste biology
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Food choice
  • Ingestive behavior
  • Consumer acceptability
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science
  • Rasmussen Career Development Professor in Food Science


814-863-5572

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sensory Science
  • Flavor Chemistry & Flavor Biochemistry
  • Trace Analysis
  • Sensometrics
  • Sensory-assisted Breeding
  • Food Packaging
  • Dairy Foods Research & Extension Associate


814-867-1379

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy Food Processing & Quality
  • Dairy Food Safety
  • Sensory Analysis of Dairy Products
  • Dairy Foods Extension
  • Artisanal Cheese
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Food Science


814-863-2915

Areas of Expertise:
  • Leveraging the food industry to improve child nutrition
  • Improving the palatability of foods targeted at children
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science


814-865-2883

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Foodborne Pathogens [Campylobacter, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella]
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • Comparative, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Development Professor for Food Safety
  • Professor of Food Science


814-863-2298

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tracking Listeria monocytogenes in produce production and processing environments
  • Food safety validation of mushroom growing, packing, and processing procedures
  • Farm food safety (Good Agricultural Practices) training
  • Hazards Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls training
  • Non-thermal food processing
  • Technical assistance to home and commercial food processors
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Co-Director, Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health


814-865-5223

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cancer Prevention by Dietary Components
  • Obesity and Inflammation Prevention by Dietary Components
  • Food Toxicology
  • Bioavailability and Biotransformation of Dietary Components
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Adjunct Professor of Food Science


  • Professor and Head of Food Science


814-863-2959

Areas of Expertise:
  • Microbiology
  • Dairy Products Processing
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Faculty Member, The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
  • Faculty Member, Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease (CMIID)


814-865-6842

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food-based approach to chronic disease prevention
  • Foodomics and Metabolomics
  • Proteomics
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies


814-863-2960

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food process engineering
  • Food materials science
  • Biopolymers
  • Chocolate and confectionery