Christopher R. Daubert, Ph.D., serves as the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri (Mizzou). He is also a Professor in the Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Daubert joined Mizzou from North Carolina State University, where he served as a professor and head of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences; director of the Food Rheology Laboratory; and system co-chair of Food, Biochemical and Engineered Systems. His research explained 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. Daubert has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Texture Studies and on the editorial board of the Journal of Food Process Engineering. He is a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and is currently serving on the IFT Board of Directors. Daubert also serves on the board of trustees for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). Daubert received his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering and food science at Michigan State University, and has been recognized with distinguished alumnus awards from Pennsylvania State University and Michigan State University. Upon his arrival to Missouri in 2017, Dean Daubert envisioned the Show-Me-State Food, Beverage and Forest Product Manufacturing Initiative to expand the economic impact of Missouri agriculture by transforming Missouri commodities into value-added products.