Thomas Dimick

  • Outreach Coordinator and Computer Support
  • Web Site Contact
Thomas Dimick
215 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-865-3360


  1. B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, Forestry Science, 1982
  2. Graduate, The Pennsylvania State University, 32 credits in Food Science

Current Position:

Coordinate and support the department's outreach activities. Serve as department's computer support contact, web designer and network coordinator.

  • Serve on and provide support to the Department's Outreach Program Committee.
  • Support faculty and staff in the planning and execution of departmental short courses, in-service programs and videoconferencing. 
  • Coordinate the planning of, develop, and staff exhibits that represent the Department at key events such as the national IFT meeting, Ag Progress Days, and the PA State Farm Show.
  • Serve on and support activities of the Department's Communications Committee.
  • Develop and publish departmental newsletters and brochures to increase the visibility of the Department, College and University. 
  • Coordinate and support collaborative activities between the Food Industry Group (FIG) and the Department to include managing the membership directory and facilitating mass communications to FIG members.
  • Serve as department and Creamery computer resource coordinator and main contact for IT and computer-related issues. Maintain operations of network computers, computer-related activities and departmental computer accounts. Troubleshoot and facilitate resolution of computer-related problems for faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Facilitate upgrades and transition to new computer systems, serving as the department's liaison with the College and University IT departments. 
  • Communicate computer training opportunities and computer-related polices and information to department members. 
  • Develop and maintain the Department of Food Science website. 
  • Serve as backup to the Department's Facilities Coordinator.


  • Penn State Food Industry Group, Outstanding Service Award, 1992
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi, Regional Distinguished Team Award, 1995
  • Award of Special Recognition, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program, 1997