Members


To become a Stillwater Food Studies member, please send a photo and 150-200 word bio to Anna Zeide This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bailey Norwood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with a few words about your interest in the group. Or, if you would like to be added to our mailing list, without being listed below, please let us know that as well. 

Renee Albers-Nelson
Renee’ Albers-Nelson is currently the Milling & Baking Specialist at the Robert M. Kerr Food & Ag Products Center (FAPC), located on the OSU campus. In her position, she aids, predominantly, Oklahoma entrepreneurs in producing bakery products for retail and disseminates useful and timely information for FAPC clients. She has degrees in Microbiology, Food Science and Plant and Soil Sciences. She also completed numerous courses at the American Institute in Baking in Manhattan, KS. Renee’ is a 4th generation farmer/rancher in Union City, OK. She is proud of her agriculture background and desires to bridge the divide between agricultural and environmental policy groups. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matt Barton
Matt Barton is a master’s student and graduate research assistant in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at OSU. He is a 2010 graduate of OSU with a B.S. in animal science and agricultural education. Matt taught high school agricultural education in Alabama and was the Associate Director and Co-founder of Urban Oasis Garden Systems, an American aquaponics business in the Sultanate of Oman. His wide range of agricultural interests include international agriculture, urban/local foods, aquaponics, and biosaline crops. His thesis research topic is the prevalence and use of student learning farms at U.S. land grant universities, and he plans to graduate in May of 2018. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Julie Croff
Dr. Julie Croff is an Associate Professor of Health Education and Promotion and the Founding Director of the MPH program at Oklahoma State University. She is currently the Principal Investigator of FAB, an NIH-funded project that seeks to explore the interaction of behavior and physiology linked to improved health outcomes for tomorrow’s mothers. Dr. Croff has published widely in the area of alcohol and other drugs, across multiple populations, including college students, Native Americans, and gay and bisexual men. She received her PhD in Public Health, with emphasis on health behavior, from the joint program at the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University. She received her Master of Public Health with emphasis on Social and Behavioral Sciences from Boston University. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adam Gribben
Adam Gribben is the owner and CEO of 1907 Meat Co., a whole animal butcher shop that sources responsibly raised meat from local farmers and ranchers. Adam is a 2013 graduate from Oklahoma State University. Despite a background in electrical engineering, Adam pursued a desire to bring local meat to local consumers, and to help farmers and ranchers get a fair price for their products, and opened 1907 Meat Co. in October 2016. The butcher shop and restaurant sources from more than 20 farms and ranches across Oklahoma, as well as other local producers for items such as pasta, breads and eggs. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Katherine Hallemeier
Katherine Hallemeier is an assistant professor in the Department of English. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial literature and studies in cosmopolitanism and human rights. At OSU, she has co-taught an Honors seminar in which she introduces students to cultural histories of food in South Africa, as well as to studies of how economic policies shape the contemporary geography of food security in that nation. That course inspired an essay that examines questions of food security, human rights, and gender in novels by the South African writer Zakes Mda. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Misty Hawkins
Misty Hawkins is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research interests include clinical trials of weight loss and helping people develop healthier relationships with food. Dr. Hawkins directs the REACH Lab at OSU, where she and her team study connections between mind and body; a large part of which is driven by nutrition. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University-Indianapolis with an emphasis on health psychology/behavioral medicine. She teaches an undergraduate honors section entitled Introduction to the Psychology of Exercise and Eating as well as a graduate course in Behavioral Medicine. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Erin Johnson
Erin Johnson is currently the Business & Marketing Client Coordinator at the Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center (FAPC), located on the Oklahoma State University campus. As part of her job duties she assists entrepreneurs in development, regulatory compliance understanding and marketing of new products ranging from sauces, jellies, meat product as well as baked goods. She completed her B.S. degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University in 2003 with a focus on food science and in 2006 completed her master’s degree in Agricultural Economics. During the last 2 years she has an additional focus on food fraud and how companies can be proactive in the prevention of fraudulent ingredients in the food supply. Erin grew up on a small family farm in southwestern Oklahoma and is proud of her strong Agricultural heritage. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Lampert
Dr. David Lampert is an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University, an M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his academic background, Dr. Lampert has professional experience as a consulting engineer for design of municipal wastewater treatment and reuse facilities and as a pollution control specialist. He previously worked at Argonne National Laboratory in the Chicago, IL area where he studied the interactions between energy and water resources before returning to his alma mater in January 2016. Dr. Lampert’s current research interests include integration of food, water, energy, and environmental systems to enhance their sustainability using new technologies and policies. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tammy Mix
Dr. Tamara (Tammy) Mix, is a sociologist and Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University with research interests in environmental justice, social movements, and race, class and gender inequality. A qualitative researcher, Dr. Mix has conducted projects involving a diverse range of stakeholders to address issues of community contamination, water access and quality, food justice and security, and resource inequality. She has extensive experience with participatory research strategies, building projects with applied components and integrating the perspectives and voices of impacted and underserved populations. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Craig Nabors
I run Four Points Farm, a small farm/homestead in Stillwater, OK. My focus is on raising livestock totally on pasture. I raise meat chickens, lamb, pork and also raise hens for egg production. My vision is to someday also sell vegetables, fruits and berries. I practice rotational grazing (daily/weekly moving my animals) to keep my animals healthy, provide clean, lush forage as food, and allow the land to heal and become stronger. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website

 

Bailey Norwood
norwood 5848Bailey Norwood is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University, where he holds a teaching and research appointment. His courses include Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Farm to Fork (online course), and Researching Consumer Food Preferences. In addition to his undergraduate textook, he has written a book on farm animal welfare and agricultural controversies, and is currently writing a book with Tamara Mix to be called Meet the Food Radicals. Competing in rodeos in high school he developed an affinity for livestock, and worked on various cattle and hog farms in his youth. Today he enjoys gardening and is currently the largest cranberry and pineapple producer in Stillwater, OK. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website

Tiffany Poe
Chef Tiffany Poe is currently the Director of Culinary Operations for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Oklahoma State University. She also serves as executive chef and administer of the food studies courses as clinical instructor. Chef Poe is the senior chef consultant for the Oklahoma Department of Education/Oklahoma State University initiative project “Cooking for Kids”, now in it’s fifth year of state-wide engagement for school nutrition professionals and culinary training within public school programs. Chef Poe is a certified executive chef and honors graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and Oklahoma State University. She is also a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Australia where she received a masters in gastronomic tourism from Southern Cross University in Adelaide Australia. Her research and consulting interests involve developing food intelligence models, designing creative process experiences through gastronomy and demonstrating food as a language though life and professional development programs. She is a James Beard and IACP Scholar and the recipient of both the Francis Roth Leadership Award of Excellence and the Women Chef’s and Restauranteurs Gold Pencil Award for Women Who Inspire. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathy Sandefur
Kathy Sandefur is Board Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator for Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center. She has served as volunteer and professional staff in hunger prevention, food insecurity and shelter programs for more than thirty years. As director of a large food pantry in downtown Madison, WI, she transformed a “once in thirty days pre-sacked pantry” to an “as needed client choice pantry”. She served on the Board of Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin, the Basic Needs Team of United Way of Dane County, and the Hunger Prevention Council of Dane County. Kathy, an experienced implementation planner and team leader, focuses on establishing, developing and nurturing community support of Our Daily Bread. A native Oklahoman, she enjoys living in Stillwater with her husband and two sweet Bichons. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.| Website for Our Daily Bread

Dave Shideler
Dave Shideler is an associate professor of Agricultural Economics and Extension Specialist for Community Development. His research primarily focuses on rural economic development, though he has spent the last 5 years leading and contributing to a USDA NIFA funded project to examine the economic development implications of local and regional food systems. Additionally, he serves as the acting director for Extension’s Small Business Development Center, which provides business assistance to small farmers and ranchers wanted to build businesses around local and regional food systems and/or agri-tourism. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lisa Slevitch
SlevitchDr. Lisa Slevitch is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Dr. Slevitch is passionate about slow food and local sourcing. She has recently been funded by Oklahoma Agriculture Experimental Station to examine the state of farm-to restaurant movement in Oklahoma. As a result of collaboration with Oklahoma farmers and restaurateurs, Dr. Slevitch was able to establish good working relationships with key stakeholders of local sourcing in Oklahoma. Dr. Slevitch also has a strong research background and is an expert in quantitative and qualitative methods.  Her major research interests are in the areas of hospitality marketing and management, particularly in the field of determinants of customer satisfaction, consumer behavior, and sustainability. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website

Deb VanOverbeke
Dr. Deb VanOverbeke is the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the George Chiga Endowed Professor in Animal Science. Deb teaches the Diversity in Food Production, Selection and Consumption and Researching Consumer Food Preferences courses, among others. Her research interests have included sensory attributes of meat products using trained and consumer taste panels as well as retail display settings.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mike Woods
Dr. Woods is Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has developed and delivered programs concerned with economic development options for rural communities since 1981. Training and technical assistance programs were provided to about 40 communities per year. Dr. Woods also offered training on “strategic planning for economic development” through the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. He has published 27 journal articles, 28 Experiment Station publications, 40 Extension publications, and four textbook chapters. Dr. Woods has served on numerous state, regional, and local boards addressing community economic development issues in Oklahoma. He served as a Fellow with the Southern Rural Development Center and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. He served a five-year term on the Stillwater Public School Board. Dr. Woods and his wife, Mary, have two children, Jason and Nathan. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website

Anna Zeide
zeide pubhumfellow 1Anna Zeide is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of History at OSU. Her specialty is the history of food, environment, and science in America. She teaches HIST 3803 Food and Culture, and HIST 2023 History of the Present: Food, Environment, and Justice. Her forthcoming book Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry, will be published with the University of California Press in early 2018. She has been involved with community organizing in food and agriculture for many years, largely in her former home of Madison, Wisconsin, and is excited to bring this knowledge and energy to Stillwater. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website