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Department of Food Science and Technology


Belury Appointed Food Science and Technology Chair

July 5, 2023

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martha Belury as Chair of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Department of Food Science and Technology effective July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2027. This position is subject to OAA and Board of Trustees approval.

Dr. Belury earned her B.S. in Nutrition in 1987 and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 1992 from the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Martha Belury joined The Ohio State University as the Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) in 2002. Dr. Belury has served as interim Chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology since July 1, 2022.

As Chair of Food Science and Technology, Dr. Belury will:

  • support continued success and development of undergraduate and graduate education programs.
  • represent the department and promote collaborations with university partners and external stakeholders to increase state, national, and international presence.
  • work with other department chairs and administrators to advance the vision and missions of the department to optimize the resource needs of the department.
  • administer, allocate, and manage fiscal and human resources in a complex organization with multiple locations, funding, and revenue streams.

 We are excited to have Dr. Belury continue working with us in a more permanent capacity. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Martha Belury.