Shawn Thiele

Shawn ThieleAssociate Director; Flour Milling and Grain Processing Curriculum Manager

102 IGP Building
1980 Kimball Avenue
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506-7000

(cell) +1-785-313-3950

785-532-6080 fax

Areas of Specialization

Technical Milling and Grain Processing
Specialty Grain Milling
Plant Operations


B.S., Milling Science and Management, Kansas State University
Minor, Agribusiness, Kansas State University

Bio Brief

Shawn Thiele is a faculty member of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University (KSU). He is serving as Associate Director and the Flour Milling and Grain Processing Specialists for the International Grains Program Institute (IGP). In his role, Shawn teaches the core milling and grain processing courses at the IGP Institute, as well as develops and presents workshops, courses, distance education courses, and other technical outreach programs to enhance the market preference and utilization of U.S. cereal grains and oilseeds for the global grain industry. Shawn also conducts research on milling related activities and projects and assists with teaching courses in the undergraduate Milling Science program at Kansas State University.

Shawn has traveled through Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Oceania as a technical consultant and presenter in workshops and short courses in areas of technical milling and grain processing with different associations and private companies.

Shawn worked in industry for 10 years primarily within the milling divisions of PepsiCo and Quaker Oats before returning to Kansas State University. In addition, Shawn has experience as the Milling Operations Manager of the Hal Ross flour mill, and as a faculty instructor for undergraduate advanced milling science courses conducted at Kansas State University.