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Georgia Jones

Associate Professor, Extension Food Specialist

Ph.D., Food Science, Alabama A&M University
M.S., Food Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S., Agriculture, major in Food Science, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

After several years in the food industry, Dr. Jones decided to return to school to attain a Ph.D. in food science. Since starting her career at UNL, she has taught introductory foods classes as well as food safety and sanitation. She says the best part of teaching is watching students develop a real interest in food. One of her primary goals is helping  people learn to truly enjoy it.

Through her work in Extension, she developed the program Sisters Together to empower African American women to improve their health. As a result, African American women gained a better understanding, and increased their consumption of, a wide array of fruits and vegetables.

The Seasonal and Simple app is a product one of her teams worked to bring to Nebraska. This app allows the user to find farmers’ markets and provides recipes for produce available in Nebraska.

As a member of the food preservation team, online classes and a bi-monthly food preservation newsletter focus on helping Nebraskans learn how to safely preserve food.

 Dr. Jones also had the pleasure of traveling to Nigeria to help women develop the skills to process soybeans. Increasing their knowledge of soybean processing enabled these women to provide more protein-based foods to their children.


Areas of Expertise:

    Food Preservation
    Food Literacy, including food preparation, and food safety
    Health and Wellness, especially among minority populations
    4-H Foods

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
Extension Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards, Reaching One Reaching All -November 2020Excellence in Extension Team Programming Award, weCook Project -November 2019Girls & Women in Sports & FitnessOutstanding New Specialist
Experience
2007 to present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2001-2007, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1999-2000, Research Associate, USDA-ARS-Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center1996-1999, Research Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University1989-1992, First Line Manager, General Mills, Inc. 1985-1989, Quality Control and Production Supervisor, Kraft, Inc.
Memberships
Institute of Food TechnologistsSociety for Nutrition EducationNebraska Cooperative Extension AssociationGamma Sigma Delta