Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award

Melvin Pascall
Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Professor Pascall joined OSU in the CFAES Department of Food Science and Technology in 2002. He currently teaches courses in food packaging and food regulations. He also supervises the research of graduate students and serves on several departmental and university committees that form part of the system of governance at OSU. Pascall has used his influence to promote OSU as a premium institution for tertiary education to underrepresented groups within the Metro Columbus area, and to both national and international audiences. He has done this while also serving scientific organizations such as the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), where he is currently Co-chair of the Food Packaging Division, and through other organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. For his dedicated service to helping humanity globally, he received the IFT International Food Security Award in July 2022.