About Dean Daubert

Christopher R. Daubert
Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

On August 1, 2017, Christopher R. Daubert will join the University of Missouri as the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

University of Missouri (2017 – present)

College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Vice Chancellor & Dean

NC State University (1996 – 2017)

Food, Biochemical & Engineered Systems
System Co-Chair

Department of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences
Professor & Department Head

Food Rheology Laboratory Director
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Associate Faculty Member
Biotechnology Program
Associate Faculty Member

Professional Summary

Dedicated administrator of the land-grant philosophy who excels in mission advancement, personnel development, and program coordination • Compassionate and participatory leadership style • Devoted leader with organizational skills for effective and efficient project planning and management • Fiscally responsible and tactical • Flexible and hardworking •  Inspiring commitment to students and stakeholders • Meticulous and detail-oriented • Engaging interpersonal and communication skills • Sensibly progressive while fostering strategic  partnerships • Fundraising expertise with an entrepreneurial focus to grow public-private-partnerships • Commitment to diversity of ideas and cultures to address grand societal challenges


NC State University
Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1996 – 1997) – Department of Food Science

Michigan State University
Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering (1996) – College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and College of Engineering & Food Science (1996) – College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Agricultural Engineering (1991) – College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Engineering

Academic Experience

University of Missouri
Professor of Food Science, Engineering: August 2017

NC State University
Professor of Food Science, Engineering: July 2007 – June 2017
Associate Professor of Food Science, Engineering: July 2002 – June 2007
Assistant Professor of Food Science, Engineering: July 1997 – June 2002

Administrative Experience

Office of Research, Innovation & Economic Development
Vice-Chancellor Research Fellow: October 2016 – June 2017

Food, Biochemical & Engineered Systems
Co-Chair: January 2016 – June 2017

Department of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences
Department Head: July 2010 – June 2017
The North Carolina Food Processing & Manufacturing Initiative: July 2014 – June 2017

Bioprocessing Science (BBS)
Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator: January 2007 – July 2010

Food Rheology Laboratory (FRL)
Director: June 1996 – June 2017

Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center
Associate Director Academic Programs: November 2004 – July 2007

Research Interests

  • Explanation of the physical chemistry, molecular-level interactions, and functionality of food systems through an understanding of rheological behavior, while solving problems facing the food and pharmaceutical industries.


  • Fellow. Institute of Food Technologists: 2015
  • Outstanding Engineering Alumnus. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA: 2015
  • Biosystems Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award. The Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI: 2015
  • Journal of Texture Studies. Certificate of Merit – Top 10 Downloaded Articles: 2012
  • Gertrude Cox Award nominee: 2010
  • IFT R&D Award nominee: 2008 – 2010
  • Invited Speaker. ACS Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.: 2009
  • Plenary Lecturer. Conference of Food Engineering/AIChE. San Francisco, CA: 2003
  • Outstanding Instructor Award. NC State Food Science Club: 1998; 2004
  • Outstanding Instructor Award. CALS: 2005
  • Outstanding Instructor Award. NC State University: 2005
  • Academy of Outstanding Teachers. NC State University: 2005
  • Best Paper Award. AOCS Phospholipid Division: 2000
  • Sigma Xi Outstanding Young Researcher. NC State University: 2005

Curriculum vitae (abbreviated) (PDF)

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