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.
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 Literacy, including food preparation, and food safety
Health and Wellness, especially among minority populations