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Expert in Meat Science, Meat Color, Packaging, Food Science

Expert ID: 733704 Kansas, USA

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- Undergraduate Advisees: average of 21 for the last 5 years
- Graduate Students Supervised: Graduate Student Committees:
- 20 Masters Students - 66 Masters
- 10 PhD Students - 28 PhD
- Coordinate student-company relations for employment and internships for FSI

Research Interests
- Myoglobin chemistry and meat color, Methods of color measurement, Cooked meat color related to food safety, Postmortem factors affecting meat quality, Collagen chemistry, and Low-fat ground beef and processed meats.

Research Collaboration
- Six international visiting scientists
- Six International PhD committees since 2002
- Patent pending with 2 international scientists

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri - Saint Joseph, Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas - Topeka, Kansas - Olathe, Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: BS Subject: Animal Sciences & Industry Institution: Kansas State University
Year: 1966 Degree: Secondary School Certificate Subject: High School Science and Chemistry Institution: Kansas State University
Year: 1970 Degree: MS Subject: Meat Science Institution: Kansas State University
Year: 1973 Degree: PhD Subject: Food Science - Muscle Biology Institution: University of Missouri, Columbia

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1984 to 2010 Employer: Kansas State University Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: 50% Teaching 50% Research
Years: 1991 to 2009 Employer: Undergraduate Food Science Program Title: Chair Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1984 Employer: Kansas State University Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 2010 Employer: Kansas State University Title: Professor Department: Animal and Food Science Responsibilities: 35 years of teaching and research in meat science. Taught undergraduate and graduate students classes every semester until retirement.
Years: 1973 to 1975 Employer: Tennessee Eastman Company Title: Research Scientist Department: Health and Nutrition Division Responsibilities: Numerous investigations of fundamental science that could lead to a commercialized product/process for the company.
Years: 1966 to 1968 Employer: Kinsley High School Title: Secondary School teacher Department: Responsibilities: Taught biology and chemistry, advised student organizations
Years: 1956 to 1965 Employer: Dryland Farming Title: General labor Department: Responsibilities: General farming operations, multiple pieces of farm machinery, drills, plows, mowers, tractors, combines, small/large trucks, feeding of livestock, herd health. record keep of purebred Yorkshire Hogs

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Meat Science Association:
- President, 1995-96; Past-President, 1996-97
- Director and Executive Board, 1989-91
- Chair 1991 Reciprocal Meat Conference
- Parliamentarian
- Chair or member of numerous committees including:
Meat Color Guidelines, AMSA Teaching Award, Undergraduate Travel Award, Grad Student Poster Competition, Teaching Display, Resolutions, Meat Tenderness, Biochemistry Biophysics, Packaging, Meat Color, Growth and Development, Reciprocation, Long Range Planning, Sustaining Membership, Endowment, and Research Priorities.
- Organizing Committee for 2005 International Congress of Meat Science
- US Contact Person for the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, 6 years

American Society of Animal Science:
- Chair and Chair-elect, Meat Science-Muscle Biology Section of National ASAS Meeting
- Chair, Midwestern ASAS Meat Science Section
- Editorial Board Journal Animal Science
- Teaching Award Committee, Midwestern ASAS Section

Institute of Food Technologists:
- Chair and Chair-elect of Muscle Foods Division, 1992-94
- Director of Muscle Foods Division
- Chair of Muscle Foods Nominating Committee
- Committee for two National Muscle Foods Symposia
- Journal of Food Science, Manuscript Review

CAST: Contributing member

Editorial Board: Meat and Muscle Biology; Meat Science and J of Muscle Foods
Routine Reviewer: J Food Science, J Animal Science, and J Ag & Food Chemistry

Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Phi Tau Sigma, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta
Professional Appointments
- Faculty Advisor: Block and Bridle, 6 years
- Faculty Advisor: Food Science Club, 3 years
- Faculty Advisor: Animal Science Grad Student Association, 25 years
- Faculty Advisor: Ag Student Council, elected for 2 terms (4 years)
- Chair, Weber Hall Building/Renovation Project
- Chair, KSU Meat Science Faculty
- Coordinator of KSU Meat Research Labs
- ASI Graduate Student Selection Committee
- ASI Undergraduate Career Development Committee
- ASI Library Committee
- ASI Scholarship, Loans and Honors Committee
- Department Representative for Gamma Sigma Delta, 10 years
- Student Team Coordinator, ASI Quadrathalon Teams
- Agriculture Student of the Month Selection Committee
- Agriculture Faculty of the Semester Selection Committee
- College of Agriculture Course and Curriculum Committee, chair and member
- College of Agriculture Academic Standards Committee, chair and member
- College of Agriculture Commencement Committee
- University Faculty Senator, College of Agriculture, two terms (6 years)
- University Academic Affairs Committee
- University Coordinating Committee for United Way
- KAES NCR-121 Chair and Secretary: Food & Feed Safety in Animal Production
- Food Science Undergraduate and Graduate Steering Committees
- Chair, Non-Traditional Studies Advisory Committee
- Elected by peers to ASI Teaching Advisory Committee
- Chair, KSU Undergraduate Food Science Program: Coordinate all course & curriculum and policy matters, scholarship, internships, recruitment, and record keeping
- Co-coordinator and ASI Retirees Group, 2013-Current

Courses taught:
- ASI 350 Meat Science. 3hr. Lecture-lab introductory meat science
Enrollment: Since 1979, 2031 students; currently running at maximum seating of 72
- ASI 610 Processed Meat Operations. 2hr. 50% responsibility, value-added processing
Enrollment: 6 to 12 undergraduate and graduate students; since 1988, 35 students
- ASI 930 Advanced Meat Science. 3hr. Team-taught, highest level meats course
Enrollment: Varies from 6 to 15 graduate students
- GENAG 500 Food Science Seminar. 1hr. Seminar for graduating seniors
Enrollment: Varies from 6 to 15 students

Courses taught, - Distance Learning Program:
- ASI 340 Principles of Meat Science. 2hr. Web-based course for Continuing Education
Enrollment: Since 1987, over 680 students
- GENAG 500 Food Science Seminar. 1hr. Seminar series for Distance Learning majors
Enrollment: 3 to 15 undergraduate students per year, Continuing Education
- GENAG 630 Food Science Problems. 1hr. Detailed written investigation of current topics
Enrollment: 2 to 8 students per year through Continuing Education

Previously Taught Courses:
Topics in Meat Science and Muscle Biology
- Meats Judging Team (at University of Missouri)
- Meat Processing
- Livestock and Meat Evaluation
- Animal Agriculture and Consumers

Awards / Recognition
- College of Agriculture Outstanding Faculty Award
- College of Agriculture Outstanding Academic Advisor
- University Selection for Parents' Day Lecture
- Outstanding Lecturer Award, ITAL, Campinas, Brazil
- Honorary State Farmer Degree
- Distinguished Teaching Award, Gamma Sigma Delta
- Distinguished Research Award, Gamma Sigma Delta
- Selected Instructor, National Food Science Satellite Program
- Certificate of Meritorious Service, Kansas Ag Teachers Association
- CASE Professor of the year, Kansas winner of national competition
- Outstanding Advising Award, Gamma Sigma Delta
- Distinguished Teaching Award, American Meat Science Association
- Outstanding Food Scientist, Phi Tau Sigma
- Outstanding KSU Instructor & Advisor Award, Mortar Board
- Signal Service Award, American Meat Science Association
- USDA Food & Agriculture Science Excellence in Teaching Award
- Distinguished Ag Faculty David Mugler Award
- Rudnick Educator’s Award, North American Meat Processors Association
- Meat Research Award, American Society of Animal Science
- Distinguished Meat Research Award, American Meat Science Association
- Commencement Speaker, KSU College of Agriculture
- Little American Royal Faculty Award
- Distinguished Faculty Award, Gamma Sigma Delta
- IFT Fellow, Institute of Food Technologists
- RC Pollack Award, American Meat Science Association
- Research Fellow Award, American Society of Animal Science
- Meat Industry Hall of Fame
- Academy of Fellows, Kansas State University
- Teachers Who Made a Difference Award, University of Kentucky
Publications and Patents Summary

Research Funding
- Twenty major companies have funded meat color and packaging research at over $600,000 since 2002. Results have contributed significantly to knowledge of shelf life, color life, cold chain management, product palatability, and microbiology enabling adoption of case-ready meats in modified atmosphere packaging.
- Two National Research Initiatives Grants totaling over $225,000.

Research Publications
- Routinely publish in the Journal of Food Science, Journal of Ag and Food Chemistry, Meat Science, Journal of Muscle Foods, and Journal of Animal Science
- Over 50 journal articles since 2005; total peer-reviewed >200.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars

Other Relevant Experience
- Numerous presentations at: Midwest Meat Processors Seminars, Kansas-Nebraska Curing and Sausage Short Courses, KSU Cattlemen's Day, KSU Swine Day
- Technical Assistance for: Buckhead Beef, Cargill Meat Solutions, Compass Food Group, Cryovac, Doskocil Companies, Dardens, Dupont, Excel Corporation, Farmland, Giant Food Stores, Glad Packaging, Greater Omaha Beef, Holifield Meats, Hormel, Hussmann, IBP, Intervet/Schering-Plough, JTM Foods, Kalsec, Ledbetter Foods, Marel Company, Meat & Livestock Authority, Australia, National Beef, National Cattlemen Beef Association, National Pork Board, Oxbow Animal Health, Pactiv, Purac, Quantum Foods, Ross Industries, Newell RubberMaid, Tenneco Packaging, Tennessee Eastman Company, Teys Australia, Vantage Foods, Wendy's

- State FFA Livestock Awards Selection Committee
- State FFA Star Farmer Selection Committee
- State FFA Public Speaking Contest Judge
- Kansas Jr. Livestock Carcass Contest Judge
- Kansas Meat Processor Cured Meat Show Judge
- Missouri Meat Processor Cured Meat Show Judge

- Meat Science and Technology Short Course for Latin America, Institute for Food Technology, Campinas, Brazil, 6 weeks, one of two international lecturers
- Meat Science Facilities, University of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
- Lecturer for five KSU International Meat Science Courses, International Meat & Livestock Program
- Sabbatical leave, fall 1992, visiting scientist to Norwegian Food Research Institute, Aas, Norway
- Guest lecturer at the Nordic Meat Science Short Course (2 weeks) for PhD Students, 2003
- Oxford Round Table, Oxford University. 2009. Social Justice: Poverty, Food, and Race
- US Participant to EU project: QPorkChains, a comprehensive look at pork production, 2007-2012
- International Member of 5, out-of-the-US PhD students
- Have attended 19 International Congresses of Meat Science and Technology
- US Contact Person for the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology
- Invited lecturer for 2009 Danish Meat Science Short Source (1 week) for PhD Students
- Invited lecturer for 2011 PhD Meat Short Course, Ghent Belgium
- Meat Color Short Course, UNAM, Mexico City, 2012
- Meat Color Science and Packaging Technology for Teys Australia, 2015
- Invited lecturer for 2015 Process EXPO, Chicago, International Division
- Invited Lecturer & Speaker at PhD Short Course & ICoMST Symposium, ICoMST 2016 Bangkok Thailand

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