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Extension Faculty and Staff

  • 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
  • Senior Food Safety Extension Associate


814-867-1839

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food safety training – HACCP, FSMA Preventive Controls, ServSafe, volunteer organizations, farmers’ markets, etc
  • Control of food spoilage and foodborne pathogens
  • Quality systems – sanitation, allergens, environmental testing, sustainability and auditing
  • Food processing and preservation
  • Food supply chain – supplier control, traceability and recall
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Division of Science, Berks College
  • Department of Food Science, University Park


610-396-6121

  • 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
  • Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Development Professor for Food Safety
  • Associate 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
  • Professor and Head of Food Science


814-863-2959

Areas of Expertise:
  • Microbiology
  • Dairy Products Processing
  • Enology Extension Associate


610-489-4315

Areas of Expertise:
  • Enology
  • Winemaking
  • Food Science
  • Sensory