Ph.D., Ohio State University

Associate Professor

Primary Affiliation:UT FST
Expertise: Fruits and vegetables; Food Preservation

Professional Preparation

B.S. Food Technology and Science, Ohio State University, 1971

M.S. Food Technology and Science, Ohio State University, 1975

Ph.D. Food Technology and Science, Ohio State University, 1978



Appointments

Associate Professor - University of Tennessee, Department of Food Science & Technology (61% College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, 39% Agricultural Experiment Station) 1984 - present

Assistant Professor - University of Tennessee, Department of Food Technology & Science, 1978 - 1984

Graduate Research Associate - The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture, 1973 - 1978

1st Lieutenant and Instructor - U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, VA 1971 to 1973



Publications

Doane, C.A., P. Pangloli, H.A. Richards, J.R. Mount, D.A. Golden and F.A. Draughon. 2007. Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in diverse farm environments. Journal of Food Protection 70: 6-10.

Richards, H.A., D. Perez-Conesa, C.A. Doane, B. Gillespe, J. R. Mount, S.P. Oliver, P. Pangloli, and F. A. Draughon. 2006. Genetic characterization of a diverse E. coli O157:H7 population collected from a variety of farm environments. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 3: 259-265.

Rodriguez, A., P. Pangloli, H.A. Richards, J.R. Mount, and F. A. Draughon. 2006. Prevalence of Salmonella in diverse environmental farm samples. Journal of Food Protection 69: 2576-2580.

Pangloli, P., F. Jackson, H.A. Richards., J.R. Mount, and F. A. Draughon. 2006. Comparison of conventional plating and SimPlate® methods for enumeration of aerobic microorganisms, coliforms, and Escherichia coli in animal and environmental farm samples. J. Rapid Methods Autom. Microbiol. 14: 258-265.

Chardonnet, C.O., Sams, C.E., Conway, W.S., Draughon, F.A. and Mount, J.R. 2001. Osmotic Dehydration of Apple Slices with CaCl2 and Sucrose Limits Decay Caused by Penicillium expansum, Colletotrichum acutatum, and Botrytis cinerea, and Does not Promote Listeria monocytogenes or Total Aerobic Population Growth. accepted for publication Journal of Food Protection.

Hongyu Wu, H., Hulbert, G.J., and Mount, J.R. 2001. Effects of ultrasound on milk homogenization and fermentation with yogurt starter. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies. Elsevier Science Ltd. Pp 211-218.

Pompelli, G, Draughon, F.A. Morris, W.C. and Mount, J.R. 2001. Food Processing in Tennessee ¡V Dynamic and Growing. Institute of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station Research Report. 00-15. February.

Collins, J.L., Mount, J.R., Penfield, M.P. and Mullins, C.A. 1998. Chips from Tennessee grown potatoes. Tenn. Agri Science. 186: 36.

Collins, J.L., Mount, J.R., Penfield, M.P. and Mullins, C.A. 1998. Adding value through convenience. Tenn. Agri Science. 186: 4

Collins, J.L., Penfield, M.P., Mullins, C.A. and Mount, J.R. 1998. Spicy foods open new markets for hot peppers. Tenn. Agri Science. 186: 33.

Mount, J.R. 1998. Food processing and preservation: essential value-added steps for food safety. Tenn. Agri Science. 185: 22.

Presentations Last Three Years

Malone, S.C, Zivanovic, L., Sams, C. and Mount, J.R. 2003. Effects of ozone treatment on antioxidant content of sliced tomatoes. Annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, IL, July 12-16.

Chardonnet, C.O., Sams, C.E. Mount, J.R., Draughon, F.A., and Conway, W.S. 2001. Osmotic dehydration of apple slices with CaCl2 and sucrose decreases decay caused by plant fungal pathogens and does not promote Listeria monocytogenes growth. Annual meeting of the American Society of Horticultural Science Sacramento, CA, July 22-25.

Chardonnet, C.O., Sams, C.E., Conway, W.S., Mount, J.R., and Draughon, F.A. 2001. A sucrose/CaCl2 combination to control decay caused by Botrytis cinerea, Colletotrichum acutatum, and Penicillium expansum. Annual meeting of Phytopathology, Salt Lake city, Utah, August 25-29.

Garcia, A., Mount, J.R., Davidson, P.M. and Yoder, R. 2001. Effectiveness of ozone and/or chlorine treatments on extending shelf life of fresh-cut lettuce salads. Paper 30B-28. 2001 IFT Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts. Institute of Food Technologists. Chicago, IL.

Mount, J.R. 2001. Evaluation of effectiveness of learning from internet-based presentations compared to classroom presentations. Paper 11-3. 2001 IFT Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts. Institute of Food Technologists. Chicago,IL.

Seshadri, R., Weiss, J., Hulbert, G.J. and Mount, J.R. 2001. Influence of holding temperature and temperature cycling on gelation kinetics and gel strength of pectins. Paper 12-9. 2001 IFT Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts. Institute of Food Technologists. Chicago, IL.

Seshadri, R., Weiss, J., Hulbert, G.J. and Mount, J.R. 2001. Rheological mapping of calcium and pH induced gelation of high-methoxyl pectin gels. Paper 59B-5. 2001 IFT Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts. Institute of Food Technologists. Chicago, IL.

Mount, J.R., Garcia, A. 2001. Use of ozone and/or chlorine treatments to reduce microbial content of fresh-cut salads and control water quality. Annual meeting of International Fresh-cut Produce Association. April 6-7. Phoenix, AZ

Strasser, J., Graham, D.M., Mount, J.R., Strickland, W., and Battles, P.E. 2001. Ozone Improves Processing of Fresh-Cut Produce. Annual meeting of International Ozone Association - Pan American Group. May 5-9. Newport Beach, CA.

Mount, J.R. 2000. Evaluation of effectiveness of learning using web based materials. Paper 39E-8. 2000 IFT Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts. Institute of Food Technologists. Chicago, IL.

Cate, M.F., Draughon, F.A., Mount, J.R., and Golden, D.A. 2000. The antimicrobial efficacy of herbs in marinated chicken. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting. August 6-9, Atlanta, GA.



Awards

Honors and Awards

UT Alumni Teaching Award, 2007

W. F. and Golda Moss Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, 2000 and 2006

Outstanding Advisor, UT Food Science Club. 1999, 2003, 2007

Excellence in Teaching, Gamma Sigma Delta, 1999.

Center for Undergraduate Excellence Fellow, 1999-2002

Faculty Senate Teaching Award, Finalist 2006

College Nominee for the University Outstanding Teacher Award, 1996.

W.S. Overton Faculty Merit Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Development, 1996

Neal and Tacie Peacock Certificate for Innovative Teaching, College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, 1996

Outstanding Teacher with over 10 years service. Department of Food Science and Technology 1992, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2006

Outstanding Teacher with under 10 years service. Department of Food Science and Technology 1983, 1987

Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 1987

Gamma Sigma Delta: Treasurer (1991-93); Audit committee (1987), Audit committee Chair (1988)

Phi Tau Sigma: Chair University of Tennessee Chapter 1983-84

Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Instructor Award, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, 1973



Synergistic Activities

Interaction with other researchers on Multi-state project S-294 Postharvest Quality and Safety in Fresh-Cut Vegetables and Fruits

Grant 2000: Continued evaluation of effectiveness of learning web-based materials for use in college level food science course. Center for Undergraduate Excellence, The University of Tennessee

Grant 1999. Evaluation of effectiveness of learning web-based materials and cost of developing a web-based course. Center for Undergraduate Excellence, The University of Tennessee

Grant 1999-2000. Integration of food science experiments into the high school science classroom. Institute of Food Technologists. with R.L. van Laack and P. M. Davidson.

Presentations at TN Science Teachers¡¦ Association, 1998, 1999 and 2000 and Teachers, Industry and the Environment Workshop on use of food science materials in the High School Science classroom.



Collaborators

S.Zivanovic, P.M. Davidson, F.A. Draughon, D.A. Golden, M.P. Penfield, R.L. van Laack,: Dept Food Science and Technology, University of Tennessee;

GRADUATE STUDENTS DIRECTED FOR MASTERS OF SCIENCE

Rogers, Merry. 2007. Boiling and Microwaving Effects on Hydrophilic Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of Frozen Vegetables.

McGee, Elizabeth R. 2006. The Effects of Processing on Hydrophilic Antioxidant Capacity of Black Beans.

Noh, Jason. 2005. Effect of chitosan and water soluble chitosan coatings on quality of small fruits.

Malone, Sarah Catherine. 2003. Effect of gaseous ozone on antioxidant content and color of sliced tomatoes.

Disney, Beth Ann. 2001. Method for determining Ą-amylase effects on refrigerated starch-based salads.

Garcia, Andres. 2001. Effectiveness of ozone and/or chlorine rinses in controlling shelf-life of fresh-cut lettuce.

Kasraei, Sima. 1999. Dimethyl dicarbonate and potassium sorbate effects on microbial growth in fresh salsa

Womack, Jeff. 1999. Microbial and endogenous polygalacturonase activity in broccoli during refrigerated storage

Pippin, Laura. 1997. The effects of conventional and convection baking treatments on the texture of osmotically processed, parfried, frozen potato strips

Loewus, Amy. 1996. The effect of surface water removal on selected quality factors of minimally processed lettuce

Ming, Quin. 1995. Effects of osmotic treatment in corn syrup and modified atmosphere packaging on peeled white potatoes

Siangchin, Chularat. 1994. Quality attributes of osmotically concentrated apple rings held under modified atmospheres

Rambo, Roslyn. 1994. Growth and survival of staphylococcus aureus in modified atmosphere packaged fresh/wet fettuccine noodlesNadeem, Kamran. 1992. Quality attributes of fresh carrots stored under modified atmospheres

Wilson, David. 1992. Physical, chemical, and sensory characteristics of dehydrated shiitake mushrooms

Buckner, Beverly. 1990. Chemical, physical, and sensory attributes of snap beans as they affect texture.

Moore, Brian. 1989. Effects of phosphate dip and storage atmosphere on quality of catfish

Sunmonu, Abby. 1988. Evaluation of temperature, microbial load, and water activity on storage stability of heat processed sweet sorghum juice

Mehr, Cyrus. 1987. Chemical and sensory attributes of sweet potato chips stored in nitrogen or air atmospheres

Nisbett, Harold. 1986. Composition of grape cultivars grown in east and middle Tennessee for wine production

Guy, Karen. 1986. Effects of potassium chloride and sodium chloride on fermentation of sauerkraut

Lowe, Tammy. 1984. Effects of modified atmosphere packaging on green peppers

Larez, Fanny. 1982. Nutritional Value of Sweet Potato Residue following Fermentation for Ethanol

Devine, Scotty. 1980 Fuctional Properties of Lady Godiva (Cucurbita Pepo) Pumpkin Seed Meal

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Wilbur A. Gould, retired from The Ohio State University

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106 Food Safety & Processing Bldg.
2605 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4591
Phone: (865) 974-7279
Fax: (865) 974-7332
Email: jmount@utk.edu