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 Expert  720661

Expert in Food Sensory Science, Food Acceptability, Food Texture, Satiety, Food Choice, consumption

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Minnesota (MN)
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Summary of Expertise:

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FOOD SENSORY SCIENCE; FOOD SENSORY TESTING. For the past 30 years, Expert has taught and researched aspects of sensory analysis of foods. Part of this time was devoted to studying food textures, specifically crispness, crunchiness, and viscosity. More recently she has focused on studying food acceptability. During a year-long sabbatical at the Pillsbury Company, she designed numerous studies to examine consumer responses to food products - often relating consumer preference to information obtained from descriptive analysis and/or specific factors in an experimental design.

Her statistical expertise in regression analysis, experimental design, and multivariate statistics, as well as her experience using SAS and XLSTAT have been invaluable in designing, analyzing, and interpreting these studies. She currently pursues a range of research topics relating to food acceptability including sensory specific satiety (the change in preference for a food produced by eating that food), food consumption, measuring consumer trade offs between the sensory qualities of foods and other attributes such as price or health claims, and determining the attributes of a food product associated with consumer preference.


consumer choice prediction


food sensory science


food sensory testing


regression analysis

Expert has taught short courses as well as regular University courses on Sensory evaluation of food for the past 30 years. Her research has involved studying sensory testing methodology, food textures (specifically crispness, crunchiness, astringency, and mouth coating), perception of odor mixtures, long term acceptability, sensory specific satiety, cheese flavor, thickened liquids, etc.

sensory evaluation








flavor profile


food texture


organoleptic testing




palatability testing





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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   PhD   Food Science   Cornell University  
1972   BS   Food Science & Technology   Oregon State University  
1972   BS   Food Science & Technology   Massey University, New Zealand  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1981 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Food Science and Nutrition


Associate Professor


1975 to 1981


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Food Science and Nutrition


Assistant Professor


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has consulted with over 25 companies over the past 20 years including General Mills, Pillsbury, Proctor & Gamble, Nestle and Tropicana.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Taste expert for consulting on Taste required for nutrition coaching software.
  • Food science expert flavor profile for consulting on Flavor Profile enhancement.
  • Expert in food texture for consulting on on active project.
  • Food science expert to assist with cost comparison for delivery system.
  • Expert for consulting on January 30th Event.
  • Scent expert for consulting on linking knowledge of taste to generating ideas for scent.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness on taste and sweetness for consulting on evaluate sensory contribution to final product from components.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1984 to 1985   Rwanda   Part of an AID sponsored study of beans. She set up sensory tests for a storage study of dried beans.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Better than French, but not well enough for a satisfying conversation Can read many signs

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert frequently has speaking engagements at conferences and in industry, has appeared on TV several times, and has taught short courses in her areas of expertise.


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