Ph.D., Washington State University      
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Chancellor's Distinguished Professor
Expertise: Microbiological Food Safety and Food Antimicrobials

Professional Preparation

B.S. Bacteriology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 1973

M.S. Food Science and Nutrition,
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 1977

Ph.D. Food Science and Technology,
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1979

Appointments

7/16-Present University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Institute Professor Emeritus

8/14-6/16 University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Chancellor's Distinguished Professor

7/13-6/16 Professor of Food Microbiology, Department Food Science and Technology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

10/05-6/13 Department Head and Professor of Food Microbiology; Department Food Science and Technology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2/03 - 10/05 Professor of Food Mircrobiology; Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2/99 - 2/03 Professor and Food Safety Extension Specialist; Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

4/00 - 6/00 Visiting Professor, Dept. Química y Alimentos Ingeniería, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

10/91 - 1/99 Professor; Department of Food Science & Toxicology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; Adjunct Professor; Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

8/79 - 9/91 Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor; Department of Food Technology & Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


Publications

Bozkurt, H., D.H. D’Souza, and P.M. Davidson. 2015. Thermal inactivation kinetics of foodborne enteric viruses and their viral surrogates in foods: A review. Journal of Food Protection (In press).
 
Monu, E.A., M. Valladares, D.H. D’Souza and P.M. Davidson. 2015. Determination of the thermal inactivation kinetics of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and non-O157 in buffer and a spinach homogenate. Journal of Food Protection (In press).
 
Bozkurt, H., X. Ye, F. Harte, D.H. D’Souza, and P.M. Davidson. 2015. Thermal inactivation kinetics of hepatitis A virus in spinach. International Journal of Food Microbiology 19:147-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2014.10.015
 
Davidson, P.M., H. Bozkurt Cekmer, E. Monu, C. Techathuvanan. 2014. The use of natural antimicrobials in food: An overview. pp. 1-26, In T.M. Taylor (ed.), Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality, Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier, Cambridge, UK.
 
Weiss, J., Q. Zhong, F. Harte and P.M. Davidson. 2014. Micro- and nanoparticles for controlling microorganisms in foods. pp. 416-425, In G. Pabst, N. Kucerka, M-P. Nieh, and J. Katsaras, Liposomes, Lipid Bilayers and Model Membranes: From Basic Research to Technology. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
 
Chen, H., P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2014. Antimicrobial properties of nisin after glycation with lactose, maltodextrin and dextran and the thyme oil emulsions prepared thereof. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 191:75-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2014.09.005
 
Monu, E., J.R.D. David, M. Schmidt, and P.M. Davidson. 2014. Effect of white mustard essential oil on the growth of foodborne pathogens and spoilage microorganisms and the effect of food components on its efficacy. Journal of Food Protection. 77:2062-2068. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-14-257
 
Zhang, L., F. Critzer, P.M. Davidson, Q. Zhong. 2014. Formulating essential oil microemulsions as washing solutions for organic fresh produce production. Food Chemistry. 165:113-118. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.05.115
 
Luo, Y., Y. Zhang, K. Pang, F. Critzer, P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2014. Self-emulsification of alkaline-dissolved clove bud oil by whey protein, gum arabic, lecithin, and their combinations. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:4417-4424. 10.1021/jf500698k
 
Bozkurt, H., P.M. Davidson, and D. D’Souza. 2014. A comparison of the thermal inactivation kinetics of human norovirus surrogates and hepatitis A virus in buffered cell culture medium. Food Microbiology 42:212-217. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2014.04.002
 
Bozkurt, H., D. D’Souza, and P.M. Davidson. 2014. Determination of thermal inactivation kinetics of Hepatitis A virus in blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) homogenate. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80:3191-3197. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00428-14
 
Pan, K., H. Chen, P.M. Davidson and Q. Zhong. 2014. Thymol nanoencapsulated by sodium caseinate: Physical and anti-listerial properties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:1649-1657.
 
Higginbotham, K.L., K.P. Burris, S. Zivanovic, P.M. Davidson, and C.N. Stewart. 2014. Aqueous extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa calyces as an antimicrobial rinse on hot dogs against Listeria monocytogenes and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Food Control 40:274-277.
 
Bozkurt, H., S. Leiser, P.M. Davidson, and D.H. D’Souza. 2014. Thermal inactivation kinetic modeling of human norovirus surrogates in blue mussel (Mytilus edilus) homogenate. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 172:130-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2013.11.026
 
Chen, H., P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2014. Impacts of sample preparation methods on solubility and anti-listerial characteristics of essential oil components in milk. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80:907-916. doi:10.1128/AEM.03010-13
 
Higginbotham, K.L., K.P. Burris, S. Zivanovic, P.M. Davidson, and C.N. Stewart. 2014. Antimicrobial activity of Hibiscus sabdariffa aqueous extracts against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus in a microbiological medium and milk of various fat concentrations. Journal of Food Protection 77:269-275.
 
Bozkurt, H., D.H. D’Souza, and P.M. Davidson. 2014. Thermal inactivation of human norovirus surrogates in spinach and measurement of its uncertainty. Journal of Food Protection 77:276-283. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-289
 
Techathuvanan, C., F. Reyes, J.R.D. David and P.M. Davidson. 2014. Efficacy of commercial natural antimicrobials alone and in combinations against pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms. Journal of Food Protection 77:269-275. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-288
 
Xue, J., P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2013. Thymol nanoemulsified by whey protein-maltodextrin conjugates: The enhanced emulsifying capacity and antilisterial properties in milk by propylene glycol. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:12720-12726.
 
David, J.R.D., L.R. Steenson, and P.M. Davidson. 2013. Expectations and applications of natural antimicrobials to foods: A guidance document for the supplier, user, research and development and regulatory agencies. Food Protection Trends 33:241-250.
 
Ma, Q., P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2013. Antimicrobial properties of lauric arginate alone or in combination with essential oils in tryptic soy broth and 2% reduced fat milk. International Journal of Food Microbiology 166:77-84.
 
Davidson, P.M., F.J. Critzer, and T.M. Taylor. 2013. Naturally occurring antimicrobials for minimally processed foods. Annual Reviews in Food Science and Technology 4:163-190.
 
Chen, W., F. Harte, P.M. Davidson, D.A. Golden. 2013. Inactivation of Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris using high pressure homogenization and dimethyl dicarbonate. Journal of Food Protection 76:1041-1045.
 
Beavers, A.S., J.K. Richards, R.S. McCallum, P.M. Davidson, G. Skolits, and M. Crosby. 2013. Measuring self-efficacy of food safety in middle school populations. Food Protection Trends 33:127-132.
 
Shah, B., P.M. Davidson and Q. Zhong. 2013. Antimicrobial activity of nanodispersed thymol in tryptic soy broth. Journal of Food Protection 76:440-447.
 
Shah, B., P.M. Davidson and Q. Zhong. 2013. Nanodispersed eugenol has improved antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in bovine milk. International Journal of Food Microbiology 161:53-59.
 
Davidson, P.M., T.M. Taylor, and S.E. Schmidt. 2012. Chemical preservatives and natural antimicrobial compounds, pp. 765-801, In M.P. Doyle and R.L. Buchanan (ed.), Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers, 4th Edition. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.
 
Davidson, P.M. and F.M. Critzer. 2012. Interventions to inhibit or inactivate bacterial pathogens in foods. pp. 189-202, In O.A. Oyarzabal and S. Backert (ed.), Microbial Food Safety: An Introduction, Springer.
 
Bozkurt, H., D.H. D’Souza, and P.M. Davidson. 2013. Determination of the thermal inactivation kinetics of the human norovirus surrogates, Murine Norovirus and Feline Calicivirus. Journal of Food Protection 76:79-84
 
Horm, K.M., P.M. Davidson, F.M. Harte, and D.H. D’Souza. 2012. Survival and inactivation of human Norovirus surrogates in blueberry juice by high pressure homogenization. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 9:974-979.
 
Shah, B., P.M. Davidson and Q. Zhong. 2012. Nanocapsular dispersion of thymol for enhanced dispersibility and increased antimicrobial effectiveness against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in model food systems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78:8403-8411.
 
Shah, B., P.M. Davidson and Q. Zhong. 2012. Encapsulation of eugenol using Maillard-type conjugates to form transparent and heat stable nanoscale dispersions LWT – Food Science and Technology 49:139-148.
 
Burris, K.P., P.M. Davidson, C.N. Stewart, Jr., S. Zivanovic, and F.M. Harte. 2012. Aqueous extracts of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) as a natural antimicrobial against Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a microbiological medium and pH 6 apple juice. Journal of Food Protection 75:753-757.
 
Shah, B., S. Ikeda, P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2012. Nanodispersing thymol in whey protein isolate-maltodextrin conjugate capsules produced using the emulsion-evaporation technique. Journal of Food Engineering 113:79-86.
 
Burris, K.P., F.M. Harte, P.M. Davidson, C.N. Stewart and S. Zivanovic. 2012. Composition and bioactive properties of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.): A review. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 72:268-274.
 
Davis, R., S. Zivanovic, D. D’Souza, and P.M. Davidson. 2012. Effectiveness of chitosan on the inactivation of enteric viral surrogates. Food Microbiology 32:57-62.
 
Xiao, D., C. Gömmel, P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2011. Intrinsic Tween 20 improves release and antilisterial properties of co-encapsulated nisin and thymol. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59:9572-9580.
 
Xiao, D., P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2011. Release and antilisterial properties of nisin from zein capsules spray-dried at different temperatures. LWT – Food Science and Technology 44:1977-1985.
 
Xiao, D., P.M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong. 2011. Spray-dried zein capsules with co-encapsulated nisin and thymol as antimicrobial delivery system for enhanced antilisterial properties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59:7393-7404.
 
Burris, K.P., P.M. Davidson, C.N. Stewart, Jr., and F.M. Harte. 2011. Antimicrobial activity of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) tea extracts against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Food Science 76:M456-M462.
 
Halder, A., A. Dhall, A.K. Datta, D.G. Black, P.M. Davidson, J.J. Li, and S. Zivanovic. 2011. A user-friendly general-purpose predictive software package for food safety. Journal of Food Engineering 104:173-185.
 
Xiao, D., R. Ye, P.M. Davidson, D.G. Hayes, D.A. Golden, and Q. Zhong. 2011. Sucrose monolaurate improves the efficacy of sodium hypochlorite against Escherichia coli O157:H7 on spinach. International Journal of Food Microbiology 145:64-68.
 
Miller, N.D., P.M. Davidson, and D.H. D’Souza. 2011. Real-time reverse-transcriptase PCR for Salmonella Typhimurium detection from lettuce and tomatoes. LWT-Food Science and Technology 44:1088-1097.
 
Halder, A., D.G. Black, P.M. Davidson and A. Datta. 2010. Development of associations and kinetic models for microbiological data to be used in comprehensive food safety prediction software. Journal of Food Science 75:R107-R120.
 
Black, D.G., X.P. Ye, F. Harte and P.M. Davidson. 2010. Thermal inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 when grown statically or continuously in a chemostat. Journal of Food Protection 73:2018-2024.
 
Li, J., S. Zivanovic, P.M. Davidson and K. Kit. 2010. Production and characterization of thick, thin and ultra-thin chitosan/PEO films. Carbohydrate Polymers 83:375-382.
 
Xiao, D., P.M. Davidson, D.H. D’Souza, J. Lin, and Q. Zhong. 2010. Nisin extraction capacity
of aqueous ethanol and methanol from a 2.5% preparation. Journal of Food Engineering 100:194-200.
 
Li, J., S. Zivanovic, P.M. Davidson and K. Kit. 2010. Characterization and comparison of chitosan/PVP and chitosan/PEO blend films. Carbohydrate Polymers 79:786–791.
 
Davidson, P.M. and J. Weiss. 2010. Decimal reduction times. In D.R. Heldman and C.I. Moraru (ed.), Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering, 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Desai, K., K. Kit, J. Li, P.M. Davidson, S. Zivanovic, and H. Meyer. 2009. Nanofibrous chitosan non-wovens for filtration applications. Polymer 50:3661–3669.

Jin, M., P.M. Davidson, S. Zivanovic, and Q. Zhong. 2009. Production of corn zein microparticles with loaded lysozyme directly extracted from hen egg white using spray drying: Extraction studies. Food Chemistry 115:509-514.

Z​ho​ng, Q., M. Jin, P.M. Davidson, and S. Zivanovic. 2009. Sustained release of lysozyme from zein microcapsules produced by a supercritical anti-solvent process. Food Chemistry 115:697-700.

Harte, F., D.G. Black and P.M. Davidson. 2009. The Theil error splitting method for selecting the “best model” in microbial inactivation studies. Journal of Food Protection 72:843-848.

Pathanibul, P., T.M. Taylor, P.M. Davidson, and F. Harte. 2009. Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua in apple and carrot juices using high pressure homogenization and nisin. International Journal of Food Microbiology 129:316-320.

Black, D.G., F. Harte and P.M. Davidson. 2009. Escherichia coli thermal inactivation relative to physiological state. Journal of Food Protection 72:399-402.

Kumar, S., H. Thippareddi, J. Subbiah, S. Zivanovic, P. M. Davidson, and F. Harte 2009. Inactivation of Escherichia coli K-12 in apple juice using combination of high pressure homogenization and chitosan. Journal of Food Science 74:M8-M14.

Cosby, C.M., C.A. Costello, W.C. Morris, B. Haughton, M.J. Devereaux, F. Harte and P.M. Davidson. 2008. Microbiological analysis of food contact surfaces in child care centers. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74:6918-6922.

Zhong, Q., D.G. Black, P.M. Davidson, and D.A. Golden. 2008. Non-thermal inactivation of Escherichia coli K12 on spinach leaves using dense phase carbon dioxide. Journal of Food Protection 71:1015-1017.

Knox, B.L., R.L.J.M. van Laack and P.M. Davidson. 2008. Relationships between ultimate pH and microbial, chemical, and physical characteristics of vacuum-packaged pork loins. Journal of Food Science 73:M104-M110.

Black, D.G., T.M. Taylor, H.J. Kerr, S. Padhi, T.J. Montville, and P.M. Davidson. 2008. Decontamination of fluid milk containing Bacillus spores using commercial household products. Journal of Food Protection 71:473-478.

Taylor, T.M., B.D. Bruce, J. Weiss, and P.M. Davidson. 2008. Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 inhibition in vitro by liposome-encapsulated nisin and EDTA. Journal of Food Safety 28:183-197.

Black, D.G. and P.M. Davidson. 2008. Use of modeling to enhance the microbiological safety of the food system. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science & Food Safety 7:159-167.

Gaysinsky, S., P.M. Davidson, D.J. McClements, and Jochen Weiss. 2008. Formulation and characterization of phytophenol-carrying antimicrobial microemulsions. Food Biophysics 3:54-65.

Schmidt, R.H. and P.M. Davidson. 2008. Milk pasteurization and the consumption of raw milk in the United States. Food Protection Trends 28(1):45-47.

Gaysinsky, S., T.M. Taylor, P.M. Davidson, B.D. Bruce and J. Weiss. 2007. Antimicrobial efficacy of eugenol microemulsions in milk against Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7. Journal of Food Protection 70:2631-2637.

Taylor, T.M., A. Roach, D.G. Black, P.M. Davidson and F. Harte. 2007. Inactivation of Escherichia coli K12 exposed to pressures in excess of 300 MPa in a high-pressure homogenizer. Journal of Food Protection. 70:1007-1010.

Taylor, T.M., S. Gaysinsky, P.M. Davidson, B.D. Bruce, and J. Weiss. 2007. Characterization of antimicrobial-bearing liposomes by zeta-potential, vesicle size, and encapsulation efficiency. Food Biophysics 2(1):1-9.

Zhong, Q., P.M. Davidson, and T.M. Taylor. 2007. Extraction of nisin from a 2.5% commercial nisin product using ethanol and methanol solutions. Journal of Food Protection. 70:1272-1276.

Zivanovic, S., J. Li, P.M. Davidson, and K. Kit. 2007. Physical, mechanical and antibacterial properties of chitosan/PEO blend films. Biomacromolecules 8:1505-1510.

Davidson, P.M. 2006. Food antimicrobials: Back to nature. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 709:29-34.

Doyle, M.P., F.F. Busta, B.R. Cords, P.M. Davidson, J. Hawke, H.S. Hurd, R.E. Isaacson, K. Matthews, J. Maurer, J. Meng, T.J. Montville, T.R. Shryock, J.N. Sofos, A.K. Vidaver, and L. Vogel. 2006. Antimicrobial resistance: Implications for the food system. Comprehensive Rev. Food Sci. & Food Safety 5:71-137.

Costello, C., M. Kane, P.M. Davidson, and W.C. Morris. 2005. Usage of a web-based food safety course to teach high school teachers. J. Culinary Sci. and Technol. 4(1):113-123.

Gaysinsky, S., P.M. Davidson, B.D. Bruce, J. Weiss. 2005. Growth inhibition of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes by carvacrol and eugenol encapsulated in surfactant micelles. J. Food Protection 68:2559-2566.

Gaysinsky, S., P.M. Davidson, B.D. Bruce, J. Weiss. 2005. Stability and antimicrobial efficiency of eugenol encapsulated in surfactant micelles as affected by temperature and pH. J. Food Protection 68:1359-1366.

Taylor, T.M., P.M. Davidson, B.D. Bruce, and J. Weiss. 2005. Liposomal nanocapsules in food science and agriculture. CRC Critical Rev. in Food Sci. and Nutr. 45:587-605.

Taylor, T.M., P.M. Davidson, B.D. Bruce, and J. Weiss. 2005. Ultrasonic spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry of liposomal encapsulated nisin. J. Agric. and Food Chem. 53:8722-8728.

Thongson, C., P.M. Davidson, W. Mahakarnchanakul, and Preeya Vibulsresth. 2005. Antimicrobial Effect of Thai Spices Against Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella Typhimurium DT104. J. Food Protection 68:2054-2058.

Thongson, C., P.M. Davidson, W. Mahakarnchanakul, and J. Weiss. 2004. Antimicrobial activity of ultrasound-assisted solvent-extracted spices. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 39:401-406,

Zivanovic, S., C.C. Basurto, S. Chi, P.M. Davidson, and J. Weiss. 2004. Molecular weight of chitosan influences antimicrobial activity in oil-in-water emulsions. J. Food Prot. (In press)

Branen, J.K. and P.M. Davidson. 2004. Enhancement of nisin, lysozyme, and monolaurin antimicrobial activities by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and lactoferrin. Intl. J. Food Microbiol. 90:63-74.

Boland, J., P.M. Davidson, B.D. Bruce and J. Weiss. 2004. Cations reduce antimicrobial efficacy of lysozyme-chelator combinations. J. Food Prot.67:285-294.

Were, L.M., B.D. Bruce, P.M. Davidson and J. Weiss. 2004. Encapsulation of nisin and lysozyme in liposomes enhances efficacy against Listeria monocytogenes. J. Food Prot. 67:922-927.

Were, L.M., B.D. Bruce, P.M. Davidson and J. Weiss. 2003. Size, stability and entrapment efficiency of phospholipid nanocapsules containing polypeptide antimicrobials. J. Agric. Food Chem. 51:8073-8079.

Garcia, A., P.M. Davidson and J.R. Mount. 2003. Ozone and chlorine treatment of minimally processed lettuce. J. Food Sci. 68:2747-2751.

Davidson, P.M. and M.A. Harrison. 2003. Beware of the bugs. Dairy Industries Intl. 68(5)32-33.

Boland, J., P.M. Davidson, and J. Weiss. 2003. Enhanced inhibition of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by lysozyme and chelators. J. Food Prot. 66:1783-1789.

Yang,C.-M., L.O. Luedecke, P.M. Davidson and B.G. Swanson. 2003. Inhibition of microorganisms in salad dressing by sucrose and methylglucose fatty acid monoesters. J. Food Proc. Preserv. 27(4):285-298.

Davidson, P.M. and M.A. Harrison. 2002. Resistance and adaptation to food antimicrobials, sanitizers, and other process controls. Food Technol. 56(11):69-78. (Institute of Food Technologists Status Summary)

Hooper-Kinder, C.A., P.M. Davidson, and S. K. Duckett. 2002. Growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 and Listeria monocytogenes in dark cutting beef at 10°C or 22°C. J. Food Prot. 65:196-198.

Davidson, P.M. 2001. On the nature trail in search of the wild antimicrobial. Food Sci. Technol. 15(3):55.

Kim, K.-Y., P.M. Davidson, and H.J. Chung. 2001. Antibacterial activity in extracts of Camellia japonica L. petals and its application to a model food system. J. Food Prot. 64:1255-1260.

Doan, C.H. and P.M. Davidson. 2000. Microbiology of potatoes and potato products: A review. J. Food Prot. 63:668-683.

Branen, J.K. and P.M. Davidson. 2000. Activity of hydrolysed lactoferrin against foodborne pathogenic bacteria in growth media: The effect of EDTA. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 30:233-237.

Kim, K.Y., P.M. Davidson, H.J. Chung. 2000. Antimicrobial effectiveness of pine needle extract on foodborne illness bacteria. J. Microbiol Biotechnol. 10(2):227-232.

Sofos, J.N., L.R. Beuchat, P.M. Davidson, and E.A. Johnson. 1998. Naturally occurring antimicrobials in food. Task Force Report No. 132, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, Ames, IA. 103 pp.

Davidson, P.M. 1997. Chemical Preservatives and Natural Antimicrobial Compounds. p. 520-556, In Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers. M.P. Doyle, L.R. Beuchat, and T.J. Montville (ed.). American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.


Awards and Professional Activities

Distinguished Professor, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
Fellow, Institute of Food Technologists
Fellow, International Association of Food Protection
Institute of Food Technologists, Board of Directors (elected), 2009-2012
Institute of Food Technologists Food Microbiology Division Distinguished Lecturer, 2006
President’s Recognition Award, International Association of Food Protection, 2005
Member, USDA-Cooperative States Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) Review Team, Department of Food Science and Technology, Oregon State University, 2003
Chair, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Department of Food Science Academic Quality Assessment and Development Review, 2011
Distinguished Service Award, Institute of Food Technologists Food Microbiology Division, 2000
Distinguished Lecturer, Distinguished Lectureship Series, Institute of Food Technologists, 1999-2002
Team Award, as member of University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Agricultural Development Center, Omega Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Phi, 2001-2002
Chair (Elected), Food Microbiology Division, Institute of Food Technologists 1996-1997
Chair (Elected), Intermountain Section, Institute of Food Technologists, 1995-1996
Distinguished Fellow, 14th International Workshop on Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1994
Chair (Elected), Food Microbiology Division, American Society for Microbiology, 1993-1994
Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Agriculture, University of Tennessee, 1991
W.F. and Golda Moss Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, University of Tennessee, 2008
Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept. Food Technology & Science, University of Tennessee, 2004-2005, 1990-1991 (Awarded by the Food Science and Technology Club)
Scientific Co-Editor, Journal of Food Protection, 2001-present
Editorial Board, Food Biotechnology, 2000-present
Editorial Board, Journal of Food Protection, 1983-2001
Editorial Board, Journal of Food Safety, 1990-2003
Editorial Advisory Board, Taylor and Francis (Marcel Dekker) Publishing Inc., 1999-present
Associate Scientific Editor, Journal of Food Science, 1994-2000

Chair, IFT Committee on Divisions, 2003-2004

Panel Manager, USDA Small Business Innovation Research Grant Program, Food Science and Nutrition, 1996-1997

Panel Manager, USDA National Research Initiatives Competitive Grants Program, Food Safety, 1992-1993


Graduate Students Advised
M.S. - University of Tennessee – Audra Wallis, 2013, Helen Kerr, 2009, Panchalee Pathanibul, 2008, Catherine Moore Cosby, 2006, Kellie Burris, 2004, Sylvia Segura Gaysinsky, 2004, Brandy Knox, 2003, Jeff Boland, 2003, Cheryl Beckett Gohr, 2001, Yobouet Dje, 1990, James Wempe, 1990, Kimberli Payne, 1989, Margaret C. Chappell, 1987, Clyde B. Hoskins, 1987, Michael Jantschke, 1986, Sherry R. Zimmerman, 1986, Effimia Eriotou, 1985, Tina L. Knox Bradley, 1984, William T. Roberts, 1984, Susan C. Gettys, 1983, Melinda E. Chen, 1982, Paula J. Herald, 1982, Emilia Rico-Munoz, 1982
M.S. - University of Idaho – Cindy Kinder-Hooper, 1999, Tyler M. Greeson, 1998, Jill W. Branen, 1998., Craig H. Doan, 1998, Tony M. Henson, 1997.
Ph.D. – Hayriye Bozkurt-Cekmer, 2014, D. Glenn Black, 2008, T. Matthew Taylor, 2006, Lilia Santiago, 2005, Chitsiri Thongson, 2004 (Co-Advised), Vijay K. Juneja, 1992, Emilia Rico-Munoz, 1985, Laurie S. Post, 1982

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