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Director and Lead Investigator, OSU Food Innovation Center. . . 2009 to present.

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and the Office of Research (OR) established two competitive Centers to encourage trans-institutional and interdisciplinary scholarship. This $3.75 million Center won among 16 worthy proposals to address global issues that affect the quality of the human condition. Feeding the rapidly growing world population (a projected 8 billion by 2025) will require a 40% increase in the world food supply, at a time when we are wasting 40% of food. The Food Innovation Center brings together an outstanding group of 80 researchers to attack the food crisis by addressing four themes: designing foods for health, ensuring food safety, advancing biomedical nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion, and global food strategy and policy.

American Council for Education (ACE) Fellow, 2009-10.

Nominated by President E Gordon Gee for a leadership advancement program of the ACE, One Dupont Circle, Washington DC. Hosted for one year by President Kevin Reilly and SVP Rebecca Martin at the University of Wisconsin System Administration in Madison.

Director, Ohio State Food Safety and Security Center, CFAES, OSU, 2005 to 2009

Advancing the food safety mission of Ohio State to help reduce the estimated 5,000 deaths per year from food borne illness. Established a competitive Ag Bioscience Initiative Center, $400k /3y, to help commercialize food safety technologies. Won three USDA National Needs Fellowships, $250k / 3y, that funds doctoral training of the next generation of food safety scientists. One of six co-investigators that formed a six-college inter-university targeted investment in excellence that is awarded $4.7M /5y to build a world-class center of excellence in public health preparedness. Representing Ohio State as a media expert in local and national news programming.

Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, OSU 1990 - 2005

Built a world-class program in food science. Hired 15 faculty members, including two endowed chairs. Helped mentor faculty advancement resulting in 14/15 successful tenure or promotions. Launched a campaign for a new $17.5M building that was occupied in 2001. Academic leader of the development campaign that earned $12M in private gifts for the building and endowments, scholarships and multipurpose gifts. Nominator colleagues for major awards, leading to ten years consecutive wins from professional societies. Provided national visibility including election to the Board of two societies and chairing national committees. Lee helped restructure several academic units under a single mission to forge a high stature program.

Interim Director, Ohio State University Food Industries Center 2001 - 2002

Outreach and engagement to the food industry, the largest contributor to the economy in the manufacturing sector. Advanced relations with the Ohio industry and obtained federal funds specific to food R&D ($1.2M).

Associate Professor of Food Science, Dept. of Food Science, UW-Madison 1985 - 1990

Assistant Professor of Food Science, Dept. of Food Science, UW-Madison 1980 - 1985

Earned academic ranks based on scholarly excellence in research (45 publications) and excellence in teaching (popular high enrollment course). Chaired the research committee for the UW Dairy Center and the facilities committee that designed and built the addition to Babcock Hall. Frequent invited speaker on food risk-benefit issues. Extensive media experience on current food issues. Instructed Science of Food, a large enrollment course of >1000/y that was first at UW-Madison to be broadcast live on cable television.

Education

bullet1980 Ph.D., Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. bullet1977 M.S., Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. bullet1975 B.S., Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, N.J., High Honors

Honors

bulletNew York IFT Scholarship 1974; Florasynth Fellowship 1978. Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma, Phi Tau Sigma. bulletRobert Spitzer Excellence in Teaching Award 1985. bulletGM Trout Distinguished Lecturer 1990. bulletElected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 1997. bulletOhio State University Commencement Address Dec. 7, 2001. bulletOSU Extension Diversity Enhancement Award, 1999. bulletNational Institute of Food Technologists Carl R. Fellers Achievement Award, honoring the one individual who brings honor and recognition to the profession in 2007.

 

Societies

American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Cereal Chemists, American Institute of Nutrition, American Chemical Society, Institute of Food Technologists, National Science Teachers Association.

College and University Service

Chair, University Senate Faculty Hearing Committee, 2007-8. Conduct hearings on faculty appeals of promotion, tenure or other non-renewal cases. This 24-member committee serves as an independent review body that helps ensure integrity of personnel actions. Invited to address the Sept 2008 Senate orientation on best practices.

Senate Fiscal Committee (2008) providing oversight of the university budget. Also appointed to Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (2008) ensuring a fair hearing of appeals.

Chair, Ohio State Senate Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC), 2003-4. Recommended to the Senate resolutions of support or opposition of legislation affecting higher education. Worked with the office of the Vice President of Government Relations to advance issues. Facilitated effective communication of legislative issues. The LAC passed two resolutions ratified by Senate in 2004..

OAA Departmental Teaching Excellence Award Committee, 2004. Selection jury for meritorious academic units. Lee was an author of a successful nomination that made food science one of the only six academic units (out of 105) at Ohio State to win this department-wide recognition for excellence.

OSU Student Judiciary Panel, 2006-p. Hearings on non-academic student misconduct. Panels consist of one faculty, one staff, and two student members meeting whenever a student requests a peer (rather than administrative) judgement.

Public Health Preparedness, Targeted Investment in Excellence Steering Committee, 2006-p. Administer a $4.7M competitive award to achieve preeminence in public heath. Created twelve new faculty positions appointed across six colleges, affiliation by 128 established faculty members. Our objective is to raise the stature of the university and improve the human condition with scholarly solutions to public health, infectious disease and food safety.

Academic Leader, Campaign for Food Science, 1995-2000. A private sector campaign to raise $6.2 million in gifts supporting a major capital investment in food science. Provided leadership to an academic, industry and alumni partnership to raise requisite funds. We exceeded the building fund goal by 100%, raising an additional $6M in gifts for two more endowed chairs, scholarship funds, and multipurpose gift and endowments ensuring future support for excellence in food disciplines.

CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team, 2007-p. Help ensure diversity is a core value of our college. Team members selected based on commitment and track record. A college diversity survey completed in Feb 2008.

Board of Directors, Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) Edison Industrial Systems Center, Toledo, OH, 2007-present. CIFT administers a $1.7m federal special appropriation to assist food industry competitiveness. More than 35 sponsored projects at OSU were completed through a decade in this partnership.

Center for Food Defense, 2004. Led a five university team for a post-harvest food defense center in response to a call from the Department of Homeland Security. Lee was the proposed center director leading a team from Ohio State, North Carolina State University, The University of Georgia, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Michigan State. This team was one of three finalists.

Professional Activities

Elected Positions

bulletConference Chair, Northern Regional Research Center, 1982; bulletProgram Chair, Wisconsin IFT, 1982; bulletChair, Wisconsin IFT, 1983; bulletCouncilor, National IFT 1984-1990; bulletIFT Committee on Nominations and Elections (1990-93). bulletIFT Executive Committee, 1996-98. bulletPresident, The Food Update Foundation, 2000-1.

Appointed Positions

bulletConference Chair, Midwest Food Processing Conference, 1984; bulletChair Wisconsin IFT Nominations 1988; bulletIFT Science Communicator, 1980-90; bulletIFT Long Range Planning Subcommittee, 1987-89; bulletChair, IFT Long Range Planning Committee, 1990; bulletChair, OSPA Journalism Awards Jury (1989-91); bulletIFT Headquarters Committee (1990); bulletIFT Strategic Planning Ad Hoc (1990); bulletIFT Washington Presence (1990); bulletCRC Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition Editorial Board, 1987-p. bulletChair, IFT Chang Award Jury (1993, 1994); bulletIFT Annual Meeting Committee, 1994. bulletChair, IFT National Awards Committee, 1996. bulletAspen Publishing Company Editorial Board, 1995-02. bulletFood Update Foundation Board of Directors, 1996 to present. bulletNational Academy of Sciences Doctoral Review Planning Committee, 1996. bulletChair, Samuel Cate Prescott Award 1997; bulletChair, Task Force on Leadership Through Education, 1997; bulletIFT Outcome-based Education Committee, 1998. bulletAACC Professional Development Panel, 1999. bulletChair, IFT Consumer Outreach Task Force, 2000. bulletChair, IFT Consumer Enhancement and Communications Task Force, 2001. bulletFood Advisory Committee, Toxicant and Contaminants Subcommittee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2002-2006. bulletSenior Food Officials Committee, 2002-06. bulletCornell University food sciences comprehensive external review team 2004. bulletVirgo Publishing Company Food Science Advisory Board, 2006-p bulletLifelong Learning IFT Management Committee, 2007 bulletChair, IFT Continuing Education Advisory Committee, 2007. horizontal rule

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Director and Lead Investigator, OSU Food Innovation Center. . . 2009 to present.

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and the Office of Research (OR) established two competitive Centers to encourage trans-institutional and interdisciplinary scholarship. This $3.75 million Center won among 16 worthy proposals to address global issues that affect the quality of the human condition. Feeding the rapidly growing world population (a projected 8 billion by 2025) will require a 40% increase in the world food supply, at a time when we are wasting 40% of food. The Food Innovation Center brings together an outstanding group of 80 researchers to attack the food crisis by addressing four themes: designing foods for health, ensuring food safety, advancing biomedical nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion, and global food strategy and policy.

American Council for Education (ACE) Fellow, 2009-10.

Nominated by President E Gordon Gee for a leadership advancement program of the ACE, One Dupont Circle, Washington DC. Hosted for one year by President Kevin Reilly and SVP Rebecca Martin at the University of Wisconsin System Administration in Madison.

Director, Ohio State Food Safety and Security Center, CFAES, OSU, 2005 to 2009

Advancing the food safety mission of Ohio State to help reduce the estimated 5,000 deaths per year from food borne illness. Established a competitive Ag Bioscience Initiative Center, $400k /3y, to help commercialize food safety technologies. Won three USDA National Needs Fellowships, $250k / 3y, that funds doctoral training of the next generation of food safety scientists. One of six co-investigators that formed a six-college inter-university targeted investment in excellence that is awarded $4.7M /5y to build a world-class center of excellence in public health preparedness. Representing Ohio State as a media expert in local and national news programming.

Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, OSU 1990 - 2005

Built a world-class program in food science. Hired 15 faculty members, including two endowed chairs. Helped mentor faculty advancement resulting in 14/15 successful tenure or promotions. Launched a campaign for a new $17.5M building that was occupied in 2001. Academic leader of the development campaign that earned $12M in private gifts for the building and endowments, scholarships and multipurpose gifts. Nominator colleagues for major awards, leading to ten years consecutive wins from professional societies. Provided national visibility including election to the Board of two societies and chairing national committees. Lee helped restructure several academic units under a single mission to forge a high stature program.

Interim Director, Ohio State University Food Industries Center 2001 - 2002

Outreach and engagement to the food industry, the largest contributor to the economy in the manufacturing sector. Advanced relations with the Ohio industry and obtained federal funds specific to food R&D ($1.2M).

Associate Professor of Food Science, Dept. of Food Science, UW-Madison 1985 - 1990

Assistant Professor of Food Science, Dept. of Food Science, UW-Madison 1980 - 1985

Earned academic ranks based on scholarly excellence in research (45 publications) and excellence in teaching (popular high enrollment course). Chaired the research committee for the UW Dairy Center and the facilities committee that designed and built the addition to Babcock Hall. Frequent invited speaker on food risk-benefit issues. Extensive media experience on current food issues. Instructed Science of Food, a large enrollment course of >1000/y that was first at UW-Madison to be broadcast live on cable television.

Education

bullet1980 Ph.D., Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. bullet1977 M.S., Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. bullet1975 B.S., Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, N.J., High Honors

Honors

bulletNew York IFT Scholarship 1974; Florasynth Fellowship 1978. Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma, Phi Tau Sigma. bulletRobert Spitzer Excellence in Teaching Award 1985. bulletGM Trout Distinguished Lecturer 1990. bulletElected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 1997. bulletOhio State University Commencement Address Dec. 7, 2001. bulletOSU Extension Diversity Enhancement Award, 1999. bulletNational Institute of Food Technologists Carl R. Fellers Achievement Award, honoring the one individual who brings honor and recognition to the profession in 2007.

 

Societies

American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Cereal Chemists, American Institute of Nutrition, American Chemical Society, Institute of Food Technologists, National Science Teachers Association.

College and University Service

Chair, University Senate Faculty Hearing Committee, 2007-8. Conduct hearings on faculty appeals of promotion, tenure or other non-renewal cases. This 24-member committee serves as an independent review body that helps ensure integrity of personnel actions. Invited to address the Sept 2008 Senate orientation on best practices.

Senate Fiscal Committee (2008) providing oversight of the university budget. Also appointed to Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (2008) ensuring a fair hearing of appeals.

Chair, Ohio State Senate Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC), 2003-4. Recommended to the Senate resolutions of support or opposition of legislation affecting higher education. Worked with the office of the Vice President of Government Relations to advance issues. Facilitated effective communication of legislative issues. The LAC passed two resolutions ratified by Senate in 2004..

OAA Departmental Teaching Excellence Award Committee, 2004. Selection jury for meritorious academic units. Lee was an author of a successful nomination that made food science one of the only six academic units (out of 105) at Ohio State to win this department-wide recognition for excellence.

OSU Student Judiciary Panel, 2006-p. Hearings on non-academic student misconduct. Panels consist of one faculty, one staff, and two student members meeting whenever a student requests a peer (rather than administrative) judgement.

Public Health Preparedness, Targeted Investment in Excellence Steering Committee, 2006-p. Administer a $4.7M competitive award to achieve preeminence in public heath. Created twelve new faculty positions appointed across six colleges, affiliation by 128 established faculty members. Our objective is to raise the stature of the university and improve the human condition with scholarly solutions to public health, infectious disease and food safety.

Academic Leader, Campaign for Food Science, 1995-2000. A private sector campaign to raise $6.2 million in gifts supporting a major capital investment in food science. Provided leadership to an academic, industry and alumni partnership to raise requisite funds. We exceeded the building fund goal by 100%, raising an additional $6M in gifts for two more endowed chairs, scholarship funds, and multipurpose gift and endowments ensuring future support for excellence in food disciplines.

CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team, 2007-p. Help ensure diversity is a core value of our college. Team members selected based on commitment and track record. A college diversity survey completed in Feb 2008.

Board of Directors, Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) Edison Industrial Systems Center, Toledo, OH, 2007-present. CIFT administers a $1.7m federal special appropriation to assist food industry competitiveness. More than 35 sponsored projects at OSU were completed through a decade in this partnership.

Center for Food Defense, 2004. Led a five university team for a post-harvest food defense center in response to a call from the Department of Homeland Security. Lee was the proposed center director leading a team from Ohio State, North Carolina State University, The University of Georgia, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Michigan State. This team was one of three finalists.

Professional Activities

Elected Positions

bulletConference Chair, Northern Regional Research Center, 1982; bulletProgram Chair, Wisconsin IFT, 1982; bulletChair, Wisconsin IFT, 1983; bulletCouncilor, National IFT 1984-1990; bulletIFT Committee on Nominations and Elections (1990-93). bulletIFT Executive Committee, 1996-98. bulletPresident, The Food Update Foundation, 2000-1.

Appointed Positions

bulletConference Chair, Midwest Food Processing Conference, 1984; bulletChair Wisconsin IFT Nominations 1988; bulletIFT Science Communicator, 1980-90; bulletIFT Long Range Planning Subcommittee, 1987-89; bulletChair, IFT Long Range Planning Committee, 1990; bulletChair, OSPA Journalism Awards Jury (1989-91); bulletIFT Headquarters Committee (1990); bulletIFT Strategic Planning Ad Hoc (1990); bulletIFT Washington Presence (1990); bulletCRC Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition Editorial Board, 1987-p. bulletChair, IFT Chang Award Jury (1993, 1994); bulletIFT Annual Meeting Committee, 1994. bulletChair, IFT National Awards Committee, 1996. bulletAspen Publishing Company Editorial Board, 1995-02. bulletFood Update Foundation Board of Directors, 1996 to present. bulletNational Academy of Sciences Doctoral Review Planning Committee, 1996. bulletChair, Samuel Cate Prescott Award 1997; bulletChair, Task Force on Leadership Through Education, 1997; bulletIFT Outcome-based Education Committee, 1998. bulletAACC Professional Development Panel, 1999. bulletChair, IFT Consumer Outreach Task Force, 2000. bulletChair, IFT Consumer Enhancement and Communications Task Force, 2001. bulletFood Advisory Committee, Toxicant and Contaminants Subcommittee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2002-2006. bulletSenior Food Officials Committee, 2002-06. bulletCornell University food sciences comprehensive external review team 2004. bulletVirgo Publishing Company Food Science Advisory Board, 2006-p bulletLifelong Learning IFT Management Committee, 2007 bulletChair, IFT Continuing Education Advisory Committee, 2007. horizontal rule

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Director and Lead Investigator, OSU Food Innovation Center. . . 2009 to present.

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and the Office of Research (OR) established two competitive Centers to encourage trans-institutional and interdisciplinary scholarship. This $3.75 million Center won among 16 worthy proposals to address global issues that affect the quality of the human condition. Feeding the rapidly growing world population (a projected 8 billion by 2025) will require a 40% increase in the world food supply, at a time when we are wasting 40% of food. The Food Innovation Center brings together an outstanding group of 80 researchers to attack the food crisis by addressing four themes: designing foods for health, ensuring food safety, advancing biomedical nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion, and global food strategy and policy.

American Council for Education (ACE) Fellow, 2009-10.

Nominated by President E Gordon Gee for a leadership advancement program of the ACE, One Dupont Circle, Washington DC. Hosted for one year by President Kevin Reilly and SVP Rebecca Martin at the University of Wisconsin System Administration in Madison.

Director, Ohio State Food Safety and Security Center, CFAES, OSU, 2005 to 2009

Advancing the food safety mission of Ohio State to help reduce the estimated 5,000 deaths per year from food borne illness. Established a competitive Ag Bioscience Initiative Center, $400k /3y, to help commercialize food safety technologies. Won three USDA National Needs Fellowships, $250k / 3y, that funds doctoral training of the next generation of food safety scientists. One of six co-investigators that formed a six-college inter-university targeted investment in excellence that is awarded $4.7M /5y to build a world-class center of excellence in public health preparedness. Representing Ohio State as a media expert in local and national news programming.

Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, OSU 1990 - 2005

Built a world-class program in food science. Hired 15 faculty members, including two endowed chairs. Helped mentor faculty advancement resulting in 14/15 successful tenure or promotions. Launched a campaign for a new $17.5M building that was occupied in 2001. Academic leader of the development campaign that earned $12M in private gifts for the building and endowments, scholarships and multipurpose gifts. Nominator colleagues for major awards, leading to ten years consecutive wins from professional societies. Provided national visibility including election to the Board of two societies and chairing national committees. Lee helped restructure several academic units under a single mission to forge a high stature program.

Interim Director, Ohio State University Food Industries Center 2001 - 2002

Outreach and engagement to the food industry, the largest contributor to the economy in the manufacturing sector. Advanced relations with the Ohio industry and obtained federal funds specific to food R&D ($1.2M).

Associate Professor of Food Science, Dept. of Food Science, UW-Madison 1985 - 1990

Assistant Professor of Food Science, Dept. of Food Science, UW-Madison 1980 - 1985

Earned academic ranks based on scholarly excellence in research (45 publications) and excellence in teaching (popular high enrollment course). Chaired the research committee for the UW Dairy Center and the facilities committee that designed and built the addition to Babcock Hall. Frequent invited speaker on food risk-benefit issues. Extensive media experience on current food issues. Instructed Science of Food, a large enrollment course of >1000/y that was first at UW-Madison to be broadcast live on cable television.

Education

bullet1980 Ph.D., Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. bullet1977 M.S., Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. bullet1975 B.S., Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, N.J., High Honors

Honors

bulletNew York IFT Scholarship 1974; Florasynth Fellowship 1978. Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma, Phi Tau Sigma. bulletRobert Spitzer Excellence in Teaching Award 1985. bulletGM Trout Distinguished Lecturer 1990. bulletElected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 1997. bulletOhio State University Commencement Address Dec. 7, 2001. bulletOSU Extension Diversity Enhancement Award, 1999. bulletNational Institute of Food Technologists Carl R. Fellers Achievement Award, honoring the one individual who brings honor and recognition to the profession in 2007.

 

Societies

American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Cereal Chemists, American Institute of Nutrition, American Chemical Society, Institute of Food Technologists, National Science Teachers Association.

College and University Service

Chair, University Senate Faculty Hearing Committee, 2007-8. Conduct hearings on faculty appeals of promotion, tenure or other non-renewal cases. This 24-member committee serves as an independent review body that helps ensure integrity of personnel actions. Invited to address the Sept 2008 Senate orientation on best practices.

Senate Fiscal Committee (2008) providing oversight of the university budget. Also appointed to Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (2008) ensuring a fair hearing of appeals.

Chair, Ohio State Senate Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC), 2003-4. Recommended to the Senate resolutions of support or opposition of legislation affecting higher education. Worked with the office of the Vice President of Government Relations to advance issues. Facilitated effective communication of legislative issues. The LAC passed two resolutions ratified by Senate in 2004..

OAA Departmental Teaching Excellence Award Committee, 2004. Selection jury for meritorious academic units. Lee was an author of a successful nomination that made food science one of the only six academic units (out of 105) at Ohio State to win this department-wide recognition for excellence.

OSU Student Judiciary Panel, 2006-p. Hearings on non-academic student misconduct. Panels consist of one faculty, one staff, and two student members meeting whenever a student requests a peer (rather than administrative) judgement.

Public Health Preparedness, Targeted Investment in Excellence Steering Committee, 2006-p. Administer a $4.7M competitive award to achieve preeminence in public heath. Created twelve new faculty positions appointed across six colleges, affiliation by 128 established faculty members. Our objective is to raise the stature of the university and improve the human condition with scholarly solutions to public health, infectious disease and food safety.

Academic Leader, Campaign for Food Science, 1995-2000. A private sector campaign to raise $6.2 million in gifts supporting a major capital investment in food science. Provided leadership to an academic, industry and alumni partnership to raise requisite funds. We exceeded the building fund goal by 100%, raising an additional $6M in gifts for two more endowed chairs, scholarship funds, and multipurpose gift and endowments ensuring future support for excellence in food disciplines.

CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team, 2007-p. Help ensure diversity is a core value of our college. Team members selected based on commitment and track record. A college diversity survey completed in Feb 2008.

Board of Directors, Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) Edison Industrial Systems Center, Toledo, OH, 2007-present. CIFT administers a $1.7m federal special appropriation to assist food industry competitiveness. More than 35 sponsored projects at OSU were completed through a decade in this partnership.

Center for Food Defense, 2004. Led a five university team for a post-harvest food defense center in response to a call from the Department of Homeland Security. Lee was the proposed center director leading a team from Ohio State, North Carolina State University, The University of Georgia, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Michigan State. This team was one of three finalists.

Professional Activities

Elected Positions

bulletConference Chair, Northern Regional Research Center, 1982; bulletProgram Chair, Wisconsin IFT, 1982; bulletChair, Wisconsin IFT, 1983; bulletCouncilor, National IFT 1984-1990; bulletIFT Committee on Nominations and Elections (1990-93). bulletIFT Executive Committee, 1996-98. bulletPresident, The Food Update Foundation, 2000-1.

Appointed Positions

bulletConference Chair, Midwest Food Processing Conference, 1984; bulletChair Wisconsin IFT Nominations 1988; bulletIFT Science Communicator, 1980-90; bulletIFT Long Range Planning Subcommittee, 1987-89; bulletChair, IFT Long Range Planning Committee, 1990; bulletChair, OSPA Journalism Awards Jury (1989-91); bulletIFT Headquarters Committee (1990); bulletIFT Strategic Planning Ad Hoc (1990); bulletIFT Washington Presence (1990); bulletCRC Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition Editorial Board, 1987-p. bulletChair, IFT Chang Award Jury (1993, 1994); bulletIFT Annual Meeting Committee, 1994. bulletChair, IFT National Awards Committee, 1996. bulletAspen Publishing Company Editorial Board, 1995-02. bulletFood Update Foundation Board of Directors, 1996 to present. bulletNational Academy of Sciences Doctoral Review Planning Committee, 1996. bulletChair, Samuel Cate Prescott Award 1997; bulletChair, Task Force on Leadership Through Education, 1997; bulletIFT Outcome-based Education Committee, 1998. bulletAACC Professional Development Panel, 1999. bulletChair, IFT Consumer Outreach Task Force, 2000. bulletChair, IFT Consumer Enhancement and Communications Task Force, 2001. bulletFood Advisory Committee, Toxicant and Contaminants Subcommittee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2002-2006. bulletSenior Food Officials Committee, 2002-06. bulletCornell University food sciences comprehensive external review team 2004. bulletVirgo Publishing Company Food Science Advisory Board, 2006-p bulletLifelong Learning IFT Management Committee, 2007 bulletChair, IFT Continuing Education Advisory Committee, 2007. horizontal rule

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-  Autumn Commencement 2001  at Ohio State

Commencement Speaker Ken Lee, Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology
Commencement Speaker Ken Lee, Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology
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FACTS ON AUTUMN COMMENCEMENT

The Ohio State University
Friday, Dec. 7, 2001
9:30 a.m., St. John Arena

NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Associate 39 Doctoral 137
Bachelor’s 1,259 Professional 12
Master’s 313 Certificates --
Total: 1,760

HIGHEST GRADE POINT AVERAGE AMONG GRADUATING SENIORS: 4.0 by Carrie Kincaid of Cincinnati, B.S. in food sciences.

HONOR GRADUATES: As designated by their colleges, 19 will graduate summa cum laude, 67 magna cum laude, and 101 cum laude.

PRESIDING OFFICER: President William E. Kirwan.

WELCOMING REMARKS: Richard A. Hollingsworth, associate vice president for Student Affairs.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Kenneth Lee, professor and chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University.

HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates will be presented to John N. Bahcall, one of the world's most influential astrophysicists and a professor at Princeton University; Paul E. Bierley, an OSU alumnus who is an historian, musician, scholar and aeronautical engineer; and F. Albert Cotton, one of the world’s preeminent research chemists from Texas A&M University.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The Distinguished Service Awards will be presented to William E. Arthur and Floradelle A. Pfahl, close friends of the university.

INVOCATION: Chaplain Anthony Sarris, University Hospitals Pastoral Care.

NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO:
Marc Taylor, College of the Arts, class of 2001.

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