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Margaret Barth, PhD, MPH, MBA

Program Director, Nutrition & Food Sciences
Professor, Nutrition & Food Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 552-8728
E-mail: mbarth@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lancer Arms 36
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-4:00 pm; Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Food Science & Human Nutrition University of Illinois 1991
MBA Executive Master's Program Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management 2003
MPH Public Health University of Illinois 1986

Additional Education

Bachelor of Science, Nutrition & Medical Dietetics, University of Illinois, 1982
Bachelor of Arts, Social Work, Marquette University, 1976

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Nutrition and Food Science
Impacts of emerging technologies on antioxidants
Safety and Quality of Foods

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Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, Nutrition & Food Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Associate Adjunct Professor, Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at U-C
Visiting Scholar, Food & Science Nutrition, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Heilongjian Province, China

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

PUBLICATIONS AND ABSTRACTS:

Barth, MM, Carson, C., Gihanna, G., Mattice, J., McCarthy, D., Zhuang, H., Gorman, G. and Hu, Y. 2013. Antioxidant and phytonutrient analysis of traditionally-used Native American edible plants. Proceedings of 2nd Annual World Congress on Food Science and Technology, Hangzhou, China.

Barth, MM, Wigginton, M., Knightley, B., Stipek, H., Crosby, G., and Carothers, L. 2013. Anthropometric indicators of obesity in Native American Adolescents. Proceedings of 2nd Annual World Congress on Food Science and Technology, Hangzhou, China.

Barth, MM and Zhuang, H. 2013. Global ingredient sourcing, food safety and public health implications. Proceedings of 2nd Annual World Congress on Food Science and Technology, Hangzhou, China.

Zhao,J., Lu, W., Zhuang, H., and Barth, M.M. 2011. Modified atmosphere influence on physiological, antioxidant activity, anthocyanin and quality attributes in wild berry fruit (Shenyan Mts.). ActaHort: In Press.

Barth, M.M., Zhuang, H., Li, J., Song, W., Zhao, J., Zhang, L. and Lu, W. 2011. Postharvest color and texture retention in organic Chinese red raspberry and sea-buckthorn fruit during modified atmosphere storage. Postharvest International Unlimited Program. Wenatchee, WA (ISHS)

Barth, M.M. and Zhuang, H. 2011. Evaluation of cabbage varieties for improving flavor quality, safety and consistency of fresh cut cabbage products. II Int’l Fresh Cut Produce Conference program. Torino, IT (ISHS)

Barth, M.M. and Zhuang, H. 2011. Color preservation of diced red onions in packaged, fresh corn salsa during commercial storage. II Int’l Fresh Cut Produce Conference program. Torino, IT (ISHS)

Li, J., Wang, Z., and Barth, M.M. 2011. Postharvest handling and packaging on physiological, microflora, and antioxidant activity in seaberry fruit over postharvest storage. In process.

Zhuang, H., Fan, X. and Barth, M.M. 2010. Modified atmosphere packaging and fresh-cut produce quality. In ‘Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Foods’ Wiley-Blackwell, New Jersey.

Barth, M.M., Zhuang, H., Breidt, F., Hankinson, T.R. 2009. Microbial Spoilage of Whole, Processed and Acidified Fruit and Vegetable Products, In ‘Compendium of Microbiological Spoilage of Foods.’ Doyle, M. and Sperber, W. eds. Springer, New York.

Barth, M.M. and Witney, G. 2007. Comprehensive assessment of sustainable practices of avocado ingredient suppliers. IFT Annual Meeting Program. Chicago, IL.

Barth, M.M., Zhuang, H. and Saltveit, M. 2004. Fresh-cut vegetables. In Agriculture Handbook 66, The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, Florist and Nursery Stocks ed. by USDA.

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., and Hankinson, T.R. 2003. Microbial safety, quality and sensory aspects of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. In ‘Microbial Safety of Minimally Processed Foods’ Novak, J.S., Sapers,G.M. and Juneja, V.K. eds. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, Basel, Hong Kong.

Weston, L.A. and Barth, M.M. 1997. INVITED PAPER. Preharvest factors affecting postharvest quality in vegetables. HortScience. 32(5-7). pp. 812-815

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., and Hildebrand, D.F. 1997. Fatty acid oxidation in plant tissues. In ‘Food Lipids’ C.C. Akoh and D.B. Min eds. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, Basel, Hong Kong.

Zhuang, H. and Barth, M.M. 2003. The physiological roles of vitamins in vegetables. In ‘Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables’ Bartz/Brecht, eds. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, Basel, Hong Kong

Barth, M.M. 2000. Current issues impacting the fresh-cut produce industry - a global perspective. 4th International Postharvest Science Conference Program. Jerusalem, Israel

Auge, C., Zhuang, H., and Barth, M.M. 2000. Packaging and temperature influences on ethanol accumulation and quality characteristics of packaged fresh-cut lettuce and green peppers. IFT Annual Meeting Program. Dallas, TX.

Zhuang, H., and Barth M.M. 1999. Control of browning discoloration in tray-packed fresh-cut iceberg lettuce. IFT Annual Meeting Program Chicago, IL.

Fallik, E., D.D. Archbold, T.R. Hamilton-Kemp, A.M. Clements, R.W. Collins, and M.M. Barth. 1998.(E)-2-Hexenal can stimulate Botrytis cinerea growth in vitro and on strawberry fruit in vivo during storage. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 123:875-881.

Langlois, B.E., Archbold, D.D., Hamilton-Kemp, T.R., and Barth, M.M. 1998. Microbial Populations of Botrytis cinerea-Inoculated Strawberry Fruit Exposed to Four Volatile Compounds. Journal of Food Protection. 61:1352-1357

Zhuang, H., Marimesco, O., Fallic, E. and Barth, M.M. 1997. Quality changes in broccoli spears during 14d commercial transport and storage IFT Annual Meeting Program. Orlando, FL.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M. 1997. Temperature influenced lipid peroxidation and deterioration in broccoli buds during postharvest storage. Postharv. Biol. Tech. 10: 49-58.

Barth, M.M. and Zhuang, H. 1997. Quality preservation in broccoli florets stored in consumer refrigerators with relative humidity control. IFT Annual Meeting Program. Orlando, FL.

Spaeth, N.R., Barth, M.M., and Forgue, R.E. 1996. Awareness and acceptance of poultry irradiation among consumers in Kentucky. J. Amer. Diet. Assoc..

Barth, M.M. and Langlois, B.E. 1996. Ascorbic acid, color, texture and microflora changed in lightly-processed asparagus spears during modified atmosphere packaging. J. Food Qual.: Accepted.

Barth, M.M. and Zhuang, H. 1996. Changes in color, respiration, and ethylene formation of broccoli florets and stalks during low temperature. IFT Annual Meeting Program. New Orleans, LA.

Lewis, L., Zhuang, H. Payne, F.A. and Barth, M.M. 1996. Beta-carotene content and color assessment in ozone-treated broccoli florets during modified atmosphere packaging. IFT Annual Meeting Program. New Orleans, LA.

Lewis, L., Zhuang, H., Payne, F.A. and Barth, M.M. 1996. Beta-carotene content and color assessment in ozone-treated broccoli florets during modified atmosphere packaging. J. Food Quality: Accepted.

Li, P., and Barth, M.M., 1996. Edible coating impacts beta-carotene concentration of lighlty-processed carrots during modified atmosphere packaging storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology: 14:51-60.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M. 1996. Methyl jasmonate influence on quality, physiology and volatile formation in broccoli florets. IFT Annual Meeting Program. New Orleans, LA.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M. 1996. Short-term ozonated water treatment affects quality and physiology of broccoli during postharvest storage. IFT Annual Meeting Program. New Orleans, LA

Barth, M.M. and Zhuang, H. 1996. Packaging design affects antioxidant vitamin retention and quality of broccoli florets during postharvest storage. Postharv. Biol. Tech. 9: 141-150.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M., 1996. Ozone water treatments affect quality of lightly-processed broccoli florets. Refrigeration Science and Technology Proceedings, ASAE 1996-6:267-276.

Archbold, D.D., Hamilton-Kemp, T.R., Langlois, B.E. and Barth, M.M. 1996. Use of Natural Volatile Compounds for preserving strawberry fruit quality. Refrigeration Science and Technology Proceedings, ASAE 1996-6:237-243.

Barth, M.M., Zhou, C., Mercier, J., and Payne, F.A. 1995. Ozone storage effects on anthocyanin content and fungal growth in blackberries. J. Food Sci. 60:286-288.

Barth, M.M., Zhou, C., Kute, K.M., and Rosenthal, G.A. 1995. Determination of optimum conditions for supercritical fluid extraction of carotenoids from carrot tissue. J. Agric. Food Chem. 43:2876-2878.

Barth, M.M., Weston, L., and Zhuang, H. 1995. Influence of clomazone herbicide on postharvest quality of processing squash and pumpkin. J. Agric. Food Chem. 43: 2389-2393.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M. 1995. C6-Aldehyde formation by broccoli buds during postharvest storage. IFT Annual Meeting Program. Anaheim, CA.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M. 1995. Changes in antioxidant defense system in relation to quality maintenance of broccoli buds during postharvest storage. IFT Annual Meeting Program. Anaheim, CA.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M. 1995. Senescence of broccoli buds is related to changes in lipid peroxidation. J. Agric. Food Chem. 43: 2585-2591.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M. 1995. Evidence that methyl jasmonate induces senescence of broccoli buds through stimulation of lipid peroxidation. National Plant Lipid Cooperative Meeting 1995. South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., and Hildebrand, D.F. 1994. Packaging influenced total chlorophyll, soluble protein, fatty acid composition and lipoxygenase activity in broccoli florets. J. Food Sci. 59:1171-1175

Barth, M.M., Kerbel, E.L., Broussard, S. and Schmidt, S.J. 1993. Modified atmosphere packaging protects market quality in broccoli spears under ambient temperature storage. J. Food Sci. 58:1070-1072.

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., and Hildebrand, D.F. 1993. Modified atmosphere and vent packaging effects on total chlorophyll degradation, lipoxygenase activity and fatty acid composition of broccoli florets. Sixth Annual Controlled Atmosphere Conference Proceedings, p. 86. Cornell University, June, 1993.

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M. and Hildebrand, D.F. 1993. Packaging effects on total chlorophyll, fatty acid composition and lipoxygenase activity in broccoli florets. NE Regional Agricultural Engineering Service 71 (1):186-192.

Barth, M.M., Kerbel, E.L., Broussard, S., and Schmidt, S.J. 1993. Quality preservation and microflora changes in broccoli during modified atmosphere packaging (high CO2/low O2) under temperature abuse storage. Acta Hort. 343:187-189.

Barth, M.M., Kerbel, E.L., Perry, A.K., and Schmidt, S.J. 1993. High CO2 modified atmosphere packaging affects ascorbic acid, enzyme activity and total chlorophyll retention in broccoli. J. Food Sci. 58 (1):140-143.

Payne, F.A., Hongde, P., and Barth, M.M. 1992. Effects of CO2 puffing of wheat on rehydration, water activity, enzyme activity and texture. American Society Agriculture Engineering: 92-6539.

Barth, M.M. 1992. Irradiated food: Is it safe to eat? University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service Food Safety Publication 5:1-6.

Barth, M.M., Kerbel, E.L., Broussard, S., and Schmidt. 1992. Quality preservation and enzyme activity in broccoli spears during modified atmosphere packaging. Food Safety 2000 Proceedings, Ottowa, Canada, June, 1992.

Barth, M.M., Perry, A.K., Schmidt, S.J., and Klein, B.P. 1992. Misting affects market quality and enzyme activity of broccoli during retail storage. J. Food Sci. 57(4):954-957.

Barth, M. M. and Schmidt, S. J. 1991. Misting applications for vegetables. Audits Intl. April, 1991.

Barth, M. M., Perry, A. K., Schmidt, S. J., and Klein, B. P. 1990. Misting effects on total ascorbic acid retention in broccoli during display cabinet storage. J. Food Sci. 55(4):1187-1188.


PRESENTATIONS (sampling)

Barth, M.M. 2008. Water quality and sustainability in produce supply chain. IPWR Annual Conference. San Diego, CA., October 2008

Barth, M.M. 2008. Sustainable practices and local grower initiatives in produce industry. UIUC Graduate FSHN Seminar. Urbana, IL. September 2008

Barth, M.M., 2008. Microbial safety of minimally-processed foods. IFT Webinar. Chicago, IL August, 2008 http://www.ift.org/admin/?pid=1001845

Barth, M.M. 2008. Sustainable practices and food safety in produce supply chain. IFT Fruit & Veg. Products Division Meeting. New Orleans, LA. June 2008

Barth, M.M. and Witney, G. 2007. Comprehensive assessment of sustainable practices of avocado ingredient suppliers. IFT Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. June, 2007.

Barth, M.M. 1998-2003. Annual food safety innovations presentations to McDonald’s Global Food Safety Advisory. Oakbrook, IL 1998-2003

Barth, M.M. 2001. Ozone impacts on packaged, fresh-cut lettuce products. McDonald’s Board of Directors. Oakbrook, IL.

Barth, M.M. 2000. Invited Presentation. Current issues impacting the fresh-cut produce industry - a global perspective . 4th International Conference on Postharvest Science. Jerusalem, Israel. March, 2000.

Auge, C., Zhuang, H., and Barth, M.M. 2000. Packaging and temperature influences on ethanol accumulation and quality characteristics of packaged fresh-cut lettuce and green peppers. IFT Annual Meeting 2000. Dallas, TX.

Zhuang, H. and Barth, M.M., 1997. Quality and physiological changes in iced broccoli florets during postharvest transit. IFT Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. June, 1997.

Barth, M.M. and Zhuang, H., 1997. Quality preservation in broccoli florets stored in consumer refrigerators with relative humidity control. IFT Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. June, 1997.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M., 1996. Ozone water treatments affect quality of lightly-processed broccoli florets. New Developments in Refrigeration for Food Safety and Quality, International Institute of Refrigeration. Lexington, KY. October, 1996.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M., 1996. Methyl jasmonate influence on quality, physiology and volatile formation in broccoli florets. IFT Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. June, 1996.

Lewis, L., Zhuang, H., Payne, F.A. and Barth, M.M. 1996. Beta-carotene content and color assessment in ozone-treated broccoli florets during modified atmosphere packaging. IFT Annual Meeting. June, 1996.

Barth, M.M. and Zhuang, H., 1996. Changes in color, respiration and ethylene formation of broccoli florets and stalks during low temperature storage. IFT Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. June, 1996.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M., 1996. Short-term ozonated water treatment affects quality and physiology of broccoli during postharvest storage. IFT Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. June, 1996.

Zhou, C., and Barth, M.M., 1996. Response surface model for supercritical fluid extraction of carotenes from carrot tissue. IFT Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. June, 1996.

Li, P., and Barth, M.M., 1996. Edible coating impacts beta-carotene concentration of lighlty-processed carrots during modified atmosphere packaging storage. IFT Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. June, 1996.

Barth, M.M., Kute, K.M., and Zhou, C., and Payne, F.A. 1995. Effect of ozone exposure on total vitamin C activity in strawberry tissue. IFT Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. June, 1995.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M., 1995. Evidence that methyl jasmonate induces senescence of broccoli buds through stimulation of lipid peroxidation. National Plant Lipid Cooperative Meeting. Lake Tahoe, CA. June, 1995.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M., 1995. Changes in antioxidant defense system in relation to quality maintenance of broccoli buds during postharvest storage. IFT Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. June, 1995.

Barth, M.M., Zhou, C., Kute, K.M., and Rosenthal, G.A. 1995. Determination of optimum conditions for supercritical fluid extraction of carotenes from carrot tissue. IFT Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. June, 1995.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M., 1995. Temperature influenced lipid peroxidation and deterioration in broccoli buds during postharvest storage. IFT Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. June, 1995.

Zhuang, H., Hildebrand, D.F., and Barth, M.M., 1995. C6-aldehyde formation by broccoli buds during postharvest storage. IFT Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. June, 1995.

Kute, K.M., Zhou, C., and Barth, M.M., 1994. Antioxidant vitamin activity in ozone-treated strawberry fruit. Kentucky Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Paducah, KY. November, 1994.

Tam, S.-M., Zhuang, H., and Barth, M.M., 1994. Temperature effects on lipid peroxidation in broccoli tissue. Kentucky Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Paducah, KY. November, 1994.

Guerguievo, D., Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., 1994. Influence of methyl jasmonate on lipid peroxidation and senescence in broccoli buds. Kentucky Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Paducah, KY. November, 1994.

Barth, M.M., Zhou, C., Mercier, J., and Payne, F.A. 1994. Ozone storage effects on total anthocyanin content, peroxidase activity, and fungal growth in blackberries. Gordon Conference on Postharvest Physiology. Portsmouth, NH. July, 1994.

Barth, M.M., Zhou, C., Mercier, J., and Payne, F.A. 1994. Ozone storage effects on total anthocyanin content, peroxidase activity, and fungal growth in blackberries. IFT Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. June, 1994.

Barth, M.M., Kerbel, E.L., and Collins, M. 1994. Comparison of sample preparation methods for lignin determination in lightly processed carrots. IFT Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. June, 1994.

Barth, M.M., Weston, L.A., and Langlois, B.E. 1994. Effects of packaging design on antioxidant nutrient retention and mold growth in broccoli tissue. IFT Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. June, 1994.

Barth, M.M., Spaeth, N.R., and Forgue, R.E. 1994. Kentucky consumer perceptions of poultry contamination and g-irradiation. 55th IFT Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. June, 1994.

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., and Hildebrand, D.F. 1994. Lipid peroxidation in processed broccoli florets during modified atmosphere packaging. IFT Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. June, 1994.

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., and Hildebrand, D.F. 1994. Packaging influenced total chlorophyll, fatty acid composition and lipoxygenase activity in broccoli florets during storage. IFT Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. June, 1994.

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., and Hildebrand, D.F. 1994. Lipid changes in broccoli tissue during postharvest storage. Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. Feb., 1994.

Barth, M.M., Langlois, B.E., and Christenson, R.E. 1993. Low dose g-irradiation and modified atmosphere packaging effects on quality and microbial growth in blackberries. HortScience 28 (5):136. Presented at American Society of Horticultural Science Meeting. Nashville, TN. July, 1993.

Weston, L.A., Barth, M.M., Harmon, R. and Zhuang, H. 1993. Influence of clomazone herbicide on postharvest quality of processing squash and pumpkin. HortScience 28 (5):137. Presented at American Society of Horticultural Science Meeting. Nashville, TN, July, 1993.

Barth, M.M., Langlois, B.E., and Payne, F.A. 1993. Quality preservation and microflora changes in lightly-processed asparagus spears during modified atmosphere packaging. IFT Annual Meeting. July, 1993.

Zhuang, H., Barth, M.M., and Hildebrand, D.F. 1993. Modified atmosphere and vent packaging effects on total chlorophyll degradation, lipoxygenase activity and fatty acid composition of broccoli florets. Sixth Annual Controlled Atmosphere Conference, Cornell University, June, 1993.

Payne, F.A., Hongde, P., and Barth, M.M. 1992. Effects of CO2 puffing of wheat on rehydration, water activity, enzyme activity and texture. American Society of Agriculture Engineering. Nashville, TN, December, 1992.

Barth, M.M., Kerbel, E.L., Broussard, S., and Schmidt, S.J. 1992. Modified atmosphere packaging (high CO2/low O2) effects on market quality and microbial growth in broccoli spears under temperature abuse conditions. International Postharvest Symposium '93 Program, Davis, CA, August, 1992.

Barth, M.M., Kerbel, E.L., Broussard, S., and Schmidt. 1992. Quality preservation and enzyme activity in broccoli spears during modified atmosphere packaging. Food Safety 2000, Ottowa, Canada, June, 1992.

Barth, M.M., Perry, A.K., Schmidt, S.J., Klein, B.P. 1991. Misting effects on market quality and enzyme activity in broccoli. IFT Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, June, 1991.

Barth, M.M., Kerbel, E.L., Schmidt, S.J., and Perry, A.K. 1991. High CO2 modified atmosphere packaging effects on nutrient and market quality of broccoli. IFT Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, June, 1991.

Barth, M.M., Perry, A.K., Schmidt, S.J., Klein, B.P. 1990. Automatic misting effects on total ascorbic acid content of broccoli during cabinet display storage. IFT Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, June, 1990.


Invited Seminars and Presentations: (sampling)

Invited symposium speaker: MAP impact on antioxidant components of fruit & vegetables IFT Annual Meeting 2011

Invited Scholar Seminar Series: Product development, Modified atmosphere packaging of fruit & vegetable products. Harbin Institute of Technology. September 2010

Invited Scholar Seminar Series: Global ingredient sourcing, Sustainable practices, Minimal processing of fruit & vegetable products. Harbin Institute of Technology. March 2010

Invited Scholar Presentation: Global ingredient sourcing: challenges and solutions. Zhejiang University of Science & Technology. March 2010

Poster Session: International Forum on Emerging Technologies in Food Processing. Univ. of Illinois U-C. 2009

Panel Member/Session Facilitator: Global Food Safety Roundtable for Industry Leaders. Beijing, 2009

Presentation. Water quality and sustainability in produce supply chain. IPWR, San Diego, CA.: 2008

Seminar. Sustainable practices and local grower initiatives in produce industry. Univ. of Illinois U-C 2008

Webinar. Microbial safety of minimally-processed foods. IFT.Educational Program Chicago, IL, 2008

Seminar. Sustainable practices & food safety in produce supply chain. IFT FVPD New Orleans, LA. 2008

Presentation: Sustainable practices plan for avocado supply chain. California Avocado Commission, Irvine, CA 2006

Presentation. Improving product processing & packaging performance through the chain. YUM! Brands Asia 2000

Presentation. 4th International Postharvest Science Conference, Jerusalem 2000

Keynote Presenter: Product Quality Conference. University of Georgia, Griffin, GA 2000

Presentation. International Fresh-Cut Association Annual Meeting Key Note Presenter 1996

Symposium Presentation. Quality aspects of fresh-cut products. Gordon Conference Plymouth, NH 1998.

Presentation. New technologies to preserve fruit nutrients Integrated Produce Systems Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA 1996.

Keynote Presentation. Impact of minimal processing on nutritional quality in vegetables. International Fresh-Cut Produce Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA 1996.

Symposium Presentation & Paper. Precultural effects on postharvest quality in vegetables. International Society of Horticultural Science Annual Meeting. Montreal 1995.

Symposium & Paper. New technologies to enhance nutritional quality in fruit and vegetables during postharvest storage. Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 1995.

Guest Presenter. Emerging technologies for preservation of plant-derived food. EcoScience Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.1994.

Guest Presenter. Emerging technologies for preservation of plant-derived food. GE Technical Meeting. Orlando, FL. 1994.

Symposium Presentation. Low-dose, g-irradiation & modified atmosphere packaging effects on quality & microbial growth in blackberries. Small Fruit Workshop, Int’l Meeting of Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.. Nashville, TN. 1993.

Symposium Presentation. Irradiation is here - will it last? Produce Marketing Association Annual Convention. Denver, CO. 1992.

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Church Membership & Activities

Harvest Christian Fellowship
Fred Jordan Mission
Harvest Crusade Volunteer

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Community Service & Involvement

Path of Life Advisory Board Member
Wellness Advisory Committee, RUSD Nutrition Services
Start RIGHT Committee, Riverside Community Health Foundation
Path of Life Guest Chef program

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Interests & Hobbies

Sailboat racing with family, international projects, dogs

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Personal Philosophy

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we migh ask or think." Ephesians 3:20

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