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Lisa Dean

USDA-ARS Research Food Technologist and Professor

Schaub Food Science Building, Room 236D

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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.

Work Experience

  • 2005-present: Research Food Technologist, USDA, MQHRU, Professor, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutritional Sciences, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
  • 2001-2005: Food Technologist (Support Scientist), USDA, ARS MQHRU, Raleigh, NC
  • 1999-2000: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
  • 1990-1999: Senior Food Chemist, Southern Testing and Research Laboratories, Wilson, NC
  • 1983-1988: Physical Science Technician, National Institute on Aging, NIH, Baltimore, MD
  • 1982: Spectroscopist, General Refractories Company, Baltimore, MD


Ph.D. Food Science, Nutrition Minor North Carolina State University 1999

M.S. Food Science and Nutrition University of Delaware 1989

B.S. Chemistry Towson State University 1981