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  • Senior Food Safety Extension Associate


814-867-1839

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food safety training – HACCP, FSMA Preventive Controls, ServSafe, volunteer organizations, farmers’ markets, etc
  • Control of food spoilage and foodborne pathogens
  • Quality systems – sanitation, allergens, environmental testing, sustainability and auditing
  • Food processing and preservation
  • Food supply chain – supplier control, traceability and recall
  • FSMA - Preventive controls for human food
  • FSMA - Preventive controls for animal feed
  • Professor of Food Science - Plant Based Products.
  • Extension FSMA Program Team Leader


814-863-2298

Areas of Expertise:
  • Development of food safety and sanitation curricula for growers, packers, and processors of food.
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Lead Trainer/Instructor for Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food certification.
  • USDA farm food safety (Good Agricultural Practices) Harmonized Audit training.
  • Mushroom growing, packing, and processing food safety
  • Apple packing food safety
  • Technical assistance to home and commercial food processors
  • Research
  • Food safety validation of produce growing, packing, and processing procedures
  • Tracking Listeria monocytogenes in produce production, packing, and processing environments
  • Development and evaluation of food safety learning materials for under-served audiences
  • Assistant Director of Food Safety & Quality Programs
  • Professor of Food Science and Extension Specialist


814-865-8862

Areas of Expertise:
  • Spoilage
  • Antimicrobials
  • HACCP
  • Sanitation
  • Meat, poultry, seafood, muscle foods
  • Edible films
  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Food microbiology
  • Food safety educational program (HACCP) for poultry processors.
  • Food safety
  • Control of foodborne pathogens associated with fresh and further processed meat and poultry product
  • Extension Educator, Food Safety & Quality
  • Food Safety Specialist


814-865-6953

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food Safety Retail - ServSafe, TAP
  • Food Safety for Volunteer Groups
  • Consumer Food Safety
  • Home Food Preservation
  • Nutrition