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burson

Dennis Burson
Professor, Animal Science Department
A213d Animal Science Building
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
Phone: (402) 472-6457
Fax: (402) 472-6362
E-mail: dburson1@unl.edu

Education
· Ph.D. 1985 - Kansas State University-Meat Science/Animal Science
· M.S. 1979 - Kansas State University-Meat Science/Animal Science
· B.S. 1977 - University of Nebraska-Animal Science

Memberships in Professional Organizations
· American Meat Science Association (Executive Board 1999-2001; Chair of Reciprocal Meat Conference 2001)
· International Association for Food Protection
· Institute of Food Technologists
· American Society of Animal Science

Awards and Honors Received
· 2003 Gamma Sigma Delta Excellence in Extension
· 2002 Distinguished Extension/Industry Award, American Meat Science Association
· 2002 Honorary FFA State Farmer, Nebraska FFA
· 2000 Distinguished Specialist Award, Nebraska Cooperative Extension
· 2000 Achievement Award, Nebraska Association of Meat Processors
· 1997 Extension Excellence in Team Programming, ServSafe, IANR
· 1994 Extension Excellence in Team Programming, Swine Home Study Course, IANR
· 1991 Extension Excellence in Team Programming, Whole Hog Days, IANR

Interests
· Applied HACCP and food safety projects for the meat industry
· Computerized color analysis of meat products
· Animal, carcass and meat evaluation, grading and judging



calkins

Chris R. Calkins
Nebraska Beef Industry Professor of Animal Science
A213f Animal Science Building
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
Phone: (402) 472-6314
Fax: (402) 472-6362
E-mail: ccalkins1@unl.edu

Education
· Ph.D. 1981 - Texas A&M University-Animal Science (Meats)
· M.S. 1978 - University of Tennessee-Food Science and Technology (Meats)
· B.S. 1976 - Texas A&M University-Animal Science

Memberships in Professional Organizations
· American Meat Science Association (President 1996; Executive Board 1991-1993; Chair of Reciprocal Meat Conference 1993))
· American Society of Animal Science
· Institute of Food Technologists
· American Society of Testing and Materials
· Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
· Gamma Sigma Delta
· National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
· Canadian Meat Science Association

Awards and Honors Received
· 2005 Endowed Chair-Nebraska Beef Cattle Professor of Animal Science
· Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (Originally granted in 1995, Renewed in 2000)
· 2004 International Meat Secretariat Prize for Meat Science and Technology
· 2004 Omtvedt Innovation Award
· 2002 Named "Today's Pioneer" by NU Administration
· 2002 Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award
· 2000 Gamma Delta Sigma Research Award
· 2000 Prime Promoter Award, Nebraska Beef Council
· 1999 Signal Service Award, American Meat Science Association
· 1990 Teaching Award of Merit, National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
· 1989 Booster Award, Nebraska Pork Producers Association

Interests
· Beef quality and consistency
· Palatability, tenderness and flavor in Beef
· Muscle characterization and profiling  



hamouz

Fayrene Hamouz
Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences
Associate Professor, Nutrition and Health Science
239 Mabel Lee Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0234
Phone: (402) 472-1582
Fax: (402) 472-1587
E-mail: mhamouz1@unl.edu

Education
· Ph.D. 1990 - University of Nebraska-Animal Science-Meat Science
· M.S. 1982 - University of Nebraska-Human Nutrition and Food Service Management
· B.S. 1968 - University of Nebraska-Food and Nutrition
· Registered Dietitian 1969 - University of Washington

Memberships in Professional Organizations
· Research Chefs Association
· National Restaurant Association
· Nebraska Restaurant Association
· Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
· American Dietetic Association
· Nebraska Dietetic Association
· American Meat Science Association
· Food Service Management Education Council
· American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
· National Association of College and University Food Service
· Kappa Omicron Nu
· Phi Upsilon Omicron
· Phi Tau Sigma
· Gamma Sigma Delta
· Sigma Xi

Honors and Awards
· 2005 Hospitality Hall of Fame Inductee, Omaha Restaurant Association
· 1994 Outstanding Extension Specialists' Team Programming Award, College of Human Resources and Family Sciences
· 1993 Small-Scale Entrepreneurship Team Award
· 1992 Foodservice Management Professional Certification
· 1991 Nebraska Restaurant Association Award for Outstanding Service

Interests
· Work Force Development for Food Service Professionals



jones

Steven J. Jones
Professor, Animal Science Department
A213e Animal Science Building
Lincoln , NE 68583-0908
Phone: (402) 472-5566
Fax: (402) 472-6362
E-mail: sjones1@unl.edu

Education
· Ph.D. 1984 - Purdue University-Animal Sciences
· M.S. 1980 - Univeristy of Arizona-Animal Science
· B.S. 1978 - University of Utah-Foods and Nutrition

Memberships in Professional Organizations
· American Meat Science Association (Executive Board, 2005-2007, Chair of Reciprocal Meat Conference, 2007)
· American Society of Animal Science
· Gamma Sigma Delta
· Sigma Xi
· Phi Tau Sigma

Honors and Awards
· 2004 Omtvedt Innovation Award
· 2004 International Meat Secretariat Prize for Meat Science and Technology
· 2002 Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Nebraska
· 2002 Distinguished Teaching Award, American Meat Science Association
· 2002 University of Nebraska Distinguished Teaching Award
· 1998 Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Teaching Award
· 1990 Outstanding Education Exhibit Award, Ame rican Meat Science Association
· 1989 Outstanding Education Exhibit Award, American Meat Science Association
· 1987 Poultry Science Association Research Award

Interests
· Computerized instruction in the classroom
· Three dimensional imaging to teach anatomy of meat animals
· Cellular factors that regulate muscle growth



mandig

Roger Mandigo
Professor, Animal Science Department
A213c Animal Science Building
Lincoln NE 68583-0908
Phone: (402) 472-6456
Fax: (402) 472-6362
E-mail: rmandigo1@unl.edu

Education
· Ph.D. 1967 - Oklahoma State University
· M.S. 1963 - New Mexico State University
· B.S. 1961 - California State Polytechnic University at Pomona

Memberships in Professional Organizations
· American Meat Science Association (President, 1992; Executive Board, 1986-1988; MIRC Chair, 1983)
· Research Chefs Association
· Institute of Food Technologists
· American Society of Animal Science
· Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
· Sigma Xi
· Alpha Zeta
· Gamma Sigma Delta
· Phi Tau Sigma

Awards and Honors Received
· 2003 Louise Pound-George Howard Distinguished Career Award, University of Nebraska
· 2002 Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit
· 2001 Harry Rudnick Educator's Award, North American Meat Processors
· 2000 R.C. Pollock Award, American Meat Science Association
· 1992 Distinguished Advanced Degree Alumnus Award, Oklahoma State University
· 1989 Signal Service Award, American Meat Science Association
· 1988 Distinguished Alumnus of the School of Agriculture , Cal Poly University
· 1984 Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award of Merit
· 1984 Meat Research Award, American Society of Animal Science
· 1981 Meat Processing Award, American Meat Science Association

Interests
· Foodservice meat cookery, palatability, texture and yield improvement
· Processed meat products
· Emulsion Technology