Bakers National Education Foundation (BNEF) Instructor
Shellenberger Hall 107
Manhattan, KS 66506
Area(s) of Specialization
Baking science, flour and ingredient functionality, product development, bakery operations
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M.B.A. General Business, Baker College, Flint, MI
B.S. Milling Science and Management-Chemistry Option, Kansas State University
B.S. Chemical Science, Kansas State University
Aaron Clanton joined Kansas State in 2019 as BNEF Instructor after 20 years of experience with grain based food production. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with bachelor’s degrees in milling science and management, and in chemical science. He also holds a master’s in business administration. Clanton has 13 years teaching all aspects of the AIB International’s baking curriculum including bread, hamburger bun, cake, cookie, and cracker production along with a solid understanding of ingredient functionality and bakery processes to improve bakery operations. He has worked with global clients to troubleshooting bakery products and understand the science of baking. He has worked at several major companies including the Kellogg Company, as well as Interstate Brands Corporation (IBC), as a senior food technologist responsible for developing over 25 new bread and roll products that were introduced to the US market.
Advice to Students
Learning is a journey not just a destination. Commit yourself to a lifetime of continuous learning. There are always new things to learn and discover. Also, take the time to surround yourself with good mentors and friends that can guide and cheer for you on your lifelong journey.