Dr. Keith R. Schneider Source: University of Florida Dr. Keith R. Schneider
Source: University of Florida

Nelson-Jameson was once again proud to award The Elmer Marth Educator Award at the International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting in August. This $1,500 honorarium award recognizes an active IAFP Member for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the profession of the Educator.

Dr. Keith R. Schneider, Professor and Extension Specialist in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville, is the recipient of this year's Elmer Marth Educator Award. His responsibilities at the University of Florida include courses in Food Safety & Sanitation and Current Issues in Food Safety, as well as lecturing in Food Safety Systems, Industrial Food Fermentations, Food Toxicology, Graduate Research Planning and Food Product Development.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Schneider is a student advisor, co-developer of an online food safety program, and microbial food safety researcher. His numerous publications, workbooks, fact sheets, DVDs, and other education materials demonstrate his efforts to support food safety outreach.

Dr. Schneider has been a member of IAFP for almost 20 years - we congratulate him on this award and his dedication to food safety education.