To recognize an International Association for Food Protection member for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the profession of educator, Nelson-Jameson, Inc. and IAFP presented this year’s Elmer Marth Educator Award to David A. Golden of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dr. Golden was noted for his professional competence, magnitude of service, and exceptional efforts as a student mentor. Currently, Dr. Golden is a Professor of Food Microbiology with the Department of Food Science and Technology and Faculty Fellow with the Haslam Scholars Program at the University of Tennessee. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching and student advising and is actively involved in student recruitment and promotion of student development.

Fritz Buss, Technical Director, Nelson-Jameson, Inc., along with previous award winner, LeeAnn Jaykus from North Carolina State University, presented the award to Dr. Golden at a ceremony during the IAFP Annual Conference in Anaheim, California on August 4th.

Pictured: (from left) LeeAnn Jaykus, Dr. David A. Golden and Fritz Buss