Elizabeth L. Andress, Ph.D.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Extension and Outreach, Foods and Nutrition

Professor, Foods and Nutrition and Extension Food Safety Specialist

Address:
208 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-3773

Fax: 706-542-1979

Curriculum Vitae

Current Classes

FDNS 4640/6640.  Food Sanitation and Safety.  Fall semesters, ongoing.

FYOS 1001.  Food Safety in the News.  Fall semester 2013.

FYOS 1001.  The Science and Techniques of Preserving Food at Home.  Fall semesters 2011 and 2012.

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Food Science Pennsylvania State University 1987
M.S. Family & Child Development VPI & SU 1978
A.B. Home Economics Albright College 1976

Teaching

My classroom teaching is about foodservice sanitation and HACCP.

Outreach

I develop, implement and evaluate Extension programs in food safety and quality, which include home food preservation. Current programming emphasizes reducing the risks of foodborne illness by increasing the adoption of safe home preserving and processing practices and other food handling practices; target audiences include consumers at home and foodservice employees in institutions and restaurants. I am currently conducting applied research on home canning methods and serve as a resource to many other institutions and agencies in this area.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist 2004-present
University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences Interim Director of Family and Consumer Sciences Extension 2010-2011
University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences Associate Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist 1994-2003
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Extension Food Safety Specialist and Extension Leader-Food, Nutrition and Health 1994-1995
Extension Service, USDA National Program Leader - Food Science 1991-1994
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor and Extension Foods Specialist 1989-1991
University of Florida, IFAS, Home Economics Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Foods and Nutrition 1986-1989
Penn State University Department of Food Science Extension Research Associate and Graduate Assistant 1981-1986
Penn State University Cooperative Extension Service Extension Home Economist, Lawrence County 1978-1981

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Continued Excellence Award Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Beta (UGA) Chapter 2016
Excellence in Healthy Living Programming, 4-H HOPE Leadership Team Member Award Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents, FIrst Place, and National Association, First Place Southern Region Award 2016
First Place National Social Networking Award National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2014
National Excellence in Extension Award Association of Public Landgrant Universities and USDA 2012
Outreach Faculty Award College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA 2012
Continued Excellence Award, State and National Georgia and National Association of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences 2011
Distinguished Service Award Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Beta Chapter 2011
Outstanding Support by an ANR or FACS Professional, State Staff Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents 2011
Outstanding Senior Extension Faculty Award Gamma Sigma Delta, UGA Chapter 2010
Outstanding Engagement Faculty Award Board on Human Sciences, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges 2007
Outreach Faculty Award College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA 2006
Walter Barnard Hill Distinguished Public Service Fellow University of Georgia 2005
Distinguished Service Award National Association of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences 2002
Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach University of Georgia 2001
Southern Region Distinguished Mid-Career Achievement Award Epsilon Sigma Phi 2000
D. W. Brooks Award for Faculty Excellence in Extension University of Georgia 1999

Journal Articles

Willmore, P., Etzel, M., Andress, E. L., & Ingham, B. (2015). Home processing of acid foods in atmospheric steam and boiling water canners. Food Protection Trends, 35(3), 150-160.

Kabahenda, M.K.,  Andress, E.L., Nickols, S.Y., Kabonesa,C., & Mullis, R.M.  (2013).  Promoting dietary diversity to improve child growth in less-resourced rural settings in Uganda. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12056.

Andress, E.L., Nickols, S.Y., Peek, G.G., & Nickols-Richardson, S.M. (2011).  Seeking food security: Environmental factors influencing home food preservation and wellness, Part II: 1960-2010.  Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39 (3), 233-245. Best Foods and Nutrition Article, Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2011.

Date, K. A., Fagan, R., Crossland, S., MacEachern, D., Pyper, B., Bokanyi, R., Houze, Y., Andress, E. L., Tauxe, R. V. (2011). Three outbreaks of foodborne botulism caused by unsafe home-canning of vegetables — Ohio and Washington, 2008–2009. J. of Food Protection, 74(12), 2090-2096.

Nummer, B.A., Schaffner, D.W., Fraser, A.M., & Andress, E.L.  (2011). Current food safety issues of home-prepared vegetables and herbs stored in oil.  Food Protection Trends, 31(6), 336-342.

Nickols, S.Y., Andress, E.L., Peek, G.G., & Nickols-Richardson, S.M. (2010).  Seeking food security: Environmental factors influencing home food preservation and wellness, Part I: 1910-1959. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39(2), 122-136.  Best Foods and Nutrition Article, Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2010.

Kim, J.K., D’sa, E.M., Harrison, M.A., Harrison, J.A. and Andress, E.L. (2005). Listeria monocytogenes survival in refrigerator dill pickles. J. Food Protection 68(10):2356-2361.

Nummer, B.A., Harrison, J.A., Harrison, M.A., Kendall, P., Sofos, J.N. and Andress, E.L. (2004). Effects of preparation methods on the microbiological safety of home-dried meat jerky. J. Food Protection 67(10):2337-2341.

Quinn, M.E., Johnson, M.A., Andress, E.L. and McGinnis, P. (2003). Health characteristics of elderly residents in personal care homes: dementia, possible early dementia, and no dementia. J. of Gerontological Nursing 29(8):16-23.

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Board of Editors Food Protection Trends 2009-2012
Board of Editors Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2004-2008

Publications

National Center for Home Food Preservation website: www.homefoodpreservation.net

Christian, K.A. and Harrison, J.A. (2016). Preserve It & Serve It. Andress, E.L., ed.  Athens, GA: National Center for Home Food Preservation, University of Georgia. 48 pp.

Christian, K.A. and Barefoot, S. (2014). PUT IT UP! Food Preservation for Youth curriculum. Andress, E.L. and Harrison, J.A., eds. Athens, GA: National Center for Home Food Preservation, University of Georgia. Leaders Guide and Six Lessons with Beginning and Advanced levels.

Andress, E.L. and Harrison, J.A. (2005). So Easy to Preserve. Series of 8 instructional videos. Athens, GA: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia and National Center for Home Food Preservation.

Andress, E.L. and Oesterle, A.M. (2013rev). Judging Home Preserved Foods. Athens, GA: National Center for Home Food Preservation, University of Georgia. 110 pp.

Andress, E.L. (1999). Canning: regulatory and safety considerations. Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology, 2nd edition. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. pp. 243-248.

Books

Andress, E.L., ed. (2015rev). Complete Guide to Home Canning. Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539. Washington, DC: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. 196 pp.

Andress, E. L., Clark, S. F.  (2015). Our Own Food: From Canning Clubs to Community Gardens. Chapter in S. Y. Nickols, & G. Kay (Eds.), Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Time. University of Georgia Press.

Andress, E.L. and Harrison, J.A., eds. (2014rev). So Easy to Preserve, 6th ed. Athens, GA: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia. 387 pp.

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