Connie M. Weaver, Ph.D. (Candidate for Director)

Connie M. Weaver, Ph.D., a Lifetime Member of Phi Tau Sigma, is Distinguished Research Professor at San Diego State University and Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nutrition Science at Purdue University where she taught Food Chemistry for many years before becoming Department Head of Foods and Nutrition and later Nutrition Science. She received her B.S. and M.S. in food science and human nutrition at Oregon State University and Ph.D. in food science and human nutrition at Florida State University. She is an elected member of The National Academy of Medicine since 2010. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, American Society for Nutrition, the American Heart Association, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research.  She is a member of the Science Advisory Boards of the FDA, the California Prune Board, California Walnut Board, and Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation. Dr. Weaver is past president of American Society for Nutrition. She has trained 15 postdoctoral students, 39 Ph.D. students, 20 M.S. students, and 7 undergraduate Honors students.  She has more than 475 book chapters and refereed journal articles. She currently serves as Chair of the Phi Tau Sigma Future Directions Committee.

Vision for ΦΤΣ: As Chair of the Phi Tau Sigma Future Directions Committee, service on the Board of Directors would facilitate coordination of the committee’s activities with the Society as a whole. I have appreciated Phi Tau Sigma, The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology, for many years in its endeavors to recognize and promote the highest scholarly achievement and ethics in the field. I would enjoy working with a team of professionals with similar goals to continue and build upon the record of accomplishments and partnerships Phi Tau Sigma has worked so hard to build.