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Jay Neal Assistant Provost - Sugar Land, Associate Professor

Education
BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management, MHM, University of Houston; Ph.D. in Food Microbiology, Texas A&M University.

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety Training
  • Food Service Systems
  • Post-harvest Treatments for Food Products
  • Sensory Evaluation

Career Highlights
Recently completed a Ph.D. in food microbiology at Texas A&M University; more than 15 years of industry experience in the food & beverage sector, including working as general manager and catering director for 10 years with Becks Prime Restaurants in Houston, serving as sous chef at Samuel T's Restaurant in Chicago and working as dining room manager at Gaido's Seafood Restaurant in Galveston; member of International Association of Food Protection, Institute of Food Technologists, and Research Chefs Association; recipient of the Donald Greenaway Award for Teaching Excellence.