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IGP Institute

Gordon Smith

 Gordon New

IGP Institute Director

Grain Science and Industry Department Head and Professor


102 IGP Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6080 IGP Institute fax



Ph.D. - Food Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. 1991. Dissertation: Utilization of Enzymes to Provide Heating Endpoint Markers and Modify Endogenous Cholesterol in Muscle Foods.

M.S. - Organic Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. 1985. Thesis: The Stability and Chemical Modification of Synthetically Useful Enzymes.

B.S. - Chemistry and Biology Double Major, University of Tennessee, Martin, Tennessee. 1984


Fields of Specialization

Food chemistry, chemical related food safety, processed meat science, product development, industry/university partnership, FDA & USDA regulatory affairs


Additional Information

Prior to joining the department of grain science and industry, Dr. Smith worked nine years as vice president and research fellow for ConAgra Foods' research, quality and innovation team in Omaha, Nebraska. He has also worked in research and development for Sara Lee Foods in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jimmy Dean Foods, a division of Sara Lee, in Memphis, Tennessee.