Something I really enjoy from teaching is figuring out new ways to control for bacterial foodborne pathogens. I have primarily worked in fresh produce systems where we have a lot of challenges, but with multidisciplinary teams, we are gaining insights on ways control can be applied to make our produce safer.

I find that being able to share my love of food safety and its practical applications in the food industry has been really rewarding. My teaching philosophy is to try to put myself back in the classroom and consider how I can make this information more relatable, interesting, and dare I say it, fun!

A quality that I like to see in my online students is for them to be engaged and understand that while the courses are asynchronous, there are opportunities for interaction. I encourage them all to reach out if there is material they are confused by or questions that arise after they go through course material.

I hope that students can gain an appreciation for food safety risks tied to microorganisms and tools we can use to manage these risks.Something my student should know about me is that  I am really interested in their education and am only an email or phone call away!

Faith Critzer
Food Science & Technology
100 Cedar Street
Athens, GA 30602
  • Ph.D., Food Science & Technology, University of Tennessee, 2004-2008
  • M.S., Food Science & Technology, University of Tennessee, 2003-2004
  • B.S., Food Science & Technology, University of Tennessee, 2002-2003
  • B.S., Animal Science, University of Tennessee, 1997-2001
Area of Study: 
Food Science & Technology