Devin Peterson named a CFAES Dean’s Chair

Picture of Devin Peterson and colleagues posing in a lab

Devin PetersonDepartment of Food Science and Technology, has been named one of CFAES’ inaugural Dean’s Chairs in a term that will run from Sept. 1, 2020, to Aug. 31, 2024. 

In this new role, Peterson will focus on food and general health and wellness initiatives, as determined with input from Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES. The initiatives will complement Peterson’s leadership of Ohio State’s Foods for Health Discovery Theme but will engage faculty and issues beyond the theme. 

Peterson will also provide leadership as the college explores opportunities within food sciences and health initiatives and partnerships at the CFAES Wooster campus.

Peterson is a CFAES Distinguished Professor of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in flavor science; is faculty director of the Foods for Health Discovery Theme; is director of the Flavor Research and Education Center; and is co-director of the Nutrient & Phytochemical Analytic Shared Resource, an Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center core facility.

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Photo: Devin Peterson, right, pictured with colleagues Ken Riedl, left, and Steven Clinton of the Nutrient & Phytochemical Analytic Shared Resource.