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Lisa Dean

USDA Professor


Schaub Food Science Building 236D


Research Interests

Peanut Quality and Flavor, Food Lipid Chemistry, Nutritional Analysis, Isolation, Identification and Validation of Small Molecule Bioactive Compounds from All Parts of Peanut Plants.

Select Qualifications

Certified Food Scientist, IFT

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, Association of Official Analytical Chemists
  • Member, Institute of Food Technologists (Dogwood Section Chair, 2011-2012)
  • Member, The Guard Society
  • Member, American Peanut Research and Education Society
  • Member, American Oil Chemists Society


  • USDA Certificate of Appreciation, 2003
  • Elected Gamma Sigma Delta, May 1997
  • Elected Phi Tau Sigma, March 1996
  • Amy Rextrew Award (Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences), University of Delaware, 1989
  • Woman of Distinction Award, University of Delaware, 1989
  • Outstanding Performance Award, National Institute on Aging, NIH, PHS, 1987
  • U.S. Patents: Keown, R.W., Malone, C.P., and Oehrl (Dean), L.L. Prevention of fabric staining. U.S. Patent No. 5,096,726, 1992.


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B.S., Fine Art Conservation, Goucher College (1978)
B.S., Chemistry , Towson State University (1981)
M.S., Food Science and Nutrition, Univeristy of Delaware (1989)
Ph.D, Food Science with minor in Nutrition, North Carolina State University (1999)