The University of Georgia has hired Carla Schwan as an assistant professor and as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist in food safety and home food preservation in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She starts the job this month.
Schwan will also be serving as director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP), which provides research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Schwan to our department,” said Lynn Bailey, head of the college’s Department of Nutritional Sciences and Flatt Professor of Nutritional Sciences. “She brings impressive credentials and is ideally qualified to provide leadership to our research-based food safety and home food preservation Extension program.”
Schwan said “I am very humbled and excited to join such a great department and university. It truly is a dream come true. I hope to create a research program that contributes and advances food safety and home food preservation, as well as to meet people where they are in my Extension role.”
Previously, Schwan was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Food Science Institute at Kansas State University, where she also completed her master’s and doctorate degrees in the area of food safety and prevention of foodborne illness.
As director of the NCHFP, Schwan will serve as content expert to county agents in Georgia and across the nation. Her appointment will be primarily focused on the extension and with some research.
Schwan is a member of the International Association for Food Protection and the American Society for Microbiology.
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