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Joan M. King

Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator

201J Animal and Food Sciences Laboratory Bldg
phone: 225-578-5157

email: jking@agcenter.lsu.edu

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology, 1996, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Dissertation topic area: Singlet oxygen oxidation of vitamin D
  • M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition, 1989, University of Maine, Orono, ME
    Thesis topic areas: Changes in sugars and acids through developmental stages of lowbush blueberries, processing methods effects on blueberry quality during storage; partial characterization of blueberry pectin.
  • B.S. in Chemistry, 1985, University of Maine, Orono, ME.
    Senior Project Area: Glycoalkaloid Toxins in Potatoes
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Senior Researcher/Research Associate. 8/89 to 6/93. Opta Food Ingredients, Inc., (formerly Enzytech Food Ingredients) Bedford, MA.
    • Improved yield/properties of Crystalean®, a resistant starch, through process refinements
    • Analyzed and worked on the development of Optagrade®, a starch based fat replacer
    • Developed method for the analysis of Everfresh®, a bisulfite replacement for use on shrimp
    • Developed and performed applications testing of browning inhibitors on fruits and vegetables
    • Performed process and ingredient development on Lita®, a corn protein based fat replacer.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Food Chemistry including ingredient development with sweet potato and rice components especially resistant starch
  • Algal biomass ingredient discovery and development
  • Oxidation products in processed and stored foods
COURSES TAUGHT
  • FDSC 4060 Food Chemistry
  • FDSC 7010 Food Toxicology
  • FDSC 3999 Undergraduate Seminar
  • FDSC 7071 Graduate Seminar
  • FDSC 3000 Food Safety (sections on chemical toxins in foods
OTHER TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator and Undergraduate Advisor for Food Science and Technology program
  • Received graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising awards
  • Had graduate student advisees as finalists and winners in national oral and poster presentation competitions
  • Coach of regional champion IFT student association college bowl (food science quiz bowl) teams
CURRENT DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Secretary
  • LSU AgCenter Faculty Council
  • Assessment Matrix Coordinator for Food Science and Technology programs
  • NFS Scholarship committee
  • NFS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
SERVICE IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Food Science, and Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society
  • Reviewer for several journals
  • USDA-NRI Review Panel member
  • SARE Graduate Student Grant Proposal reviewer
  • Editorial Board member for Journal of Food Science and Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition Food Science and Biotechnology journal
  • Past Member-at-Large, Secretary, Chair-Elect and Chair of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Chemistry Division
  • Past IFT Carbohydrate Division Member-at-Large and current division member
  • Past National IFT Counselor
  • IFT General Arrangements Committee Co-Chair
  • Past IFT Undergraduate Scholarship Award Jury member
  • American Oil Chemists’ Society member
  • American Association of Cereal Chemists International member
  • American Chemical Society member
revised: 10-Mar-2017 10:20