Brian Waters was born in Atlanta, GA, and he lived there for 36 years. Brian received his M.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia in 2002. For 5 years after, he taught Chemistry and Biology at a high school in Pike County, GA. Brian earned his Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from UGA in 2013. His research focused on the production and use of electrolyzed oxidized (EO) water, a chlorine-based food contact surface sanitizer. In 2013, Brian was offered a position doing what he loves best (teaching) at The Ohio State University. He currently teaches one online class, Wine and Beer in Western Culture, as well as 3 classroom-based classes, Wine and Beer in Western Culture, Brewing Science, and Food Safety and Public Health.