Terri Boylston, Ph.D. - Candidate for President-elect

Terri Boylston, Ph.D., a Lifetime Member of Phi Tau Sigma, is an Associate Professor and Interim Associate Chair in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University. Prior to joining Iowa State University in 1999, she was a Research Food Scientist at USDA-Southern Regional Research Center (1988-1990), Assistant Professor at Washington State University (1990-1996), and Adjunct Professor at Texas Woman’s University (1996-1998). She holds a B.S. degree in Food & Nutrition – Nutritional Sciences and a M.S. degree in Food Science from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Food Science from Michigan State University. At Iowa State, she teaches a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Food and the Consumer, Food Chemistry, Food Ingredient Interactions, and Integrated Food Science. Her research area focuses on the flavor chemistry of foods and the impact of processing technologies on food quality. She has published 43 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 book chapters, and 1 book. Her committee responsibilities at Iowa State include service on committees related to student learning, including chair of the Academic Standards and Admissions Committees for the University and College of Human Sciences, chair of the department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and member of the Food Science and Technology Graduate Advisory Committee and Outcomes Assessment Committee. Her dedication to teaching has been recognized with the Career Achievement in Teaching Award from the College of Human Sciences. As an active member of Phi Tau Sigma, Terri has served as President and Advisor to the Iowa State Chapter of Phi Tau Sigma, and is currently Chair of the Chapter Affairs Committee and a member of the Membership and Qualifications Committee. Among her service to IFT, she has served as Chair of the Education Division, the Iowa Section, Graduate Fellowship Jury, and Freshman-Sophomore Scholarship Jury. She has served as Editor of the Journal of Food Quality (2007-2016), a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food Science Education, and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food Science. Vision for ΦΤΣ: I am honored to be nominated for President-Elect of Phi Tau Sigma. I became involved in Phi Tau Sigma when a few driven students asked me to sponsor the reactivation of the Iowa State Chapter, as they recognized the value of an honor society recognizing the accomplishments of students and professionals in Food Science and Technology. However, more important than the recognition of achievements is the opportunity for members of Phi Tau Sigma to develop leadership skills, engage in discussions with faculty and students related to current issues in Food Science, and develop a network with other professionals in Food Science. As Chair of the Chapter Affairs Committee, we continue to support the Chapters to develop these opportunities to engage with the issues that we face as food scientists, both now and in the future. These opportunities are essential to the professional development of all members of Phi Tau Sigma, in academia, industry, and government. It is critical that we engage food scientists as members of Phi Tau Sigma throughout their career. I envision Phi Tau Sigma to be the Honor Society for all food scientists, regardless of the professional society they are affiliated with. I look forward to the opportunity to serve as President of Phi Tau Sigma to further the mission and vision of Phi Tau Sigma.