University of Florida

Dr. Sally K. Williams

Meat and Poultry Processing and Food Safety, Associate Professor

Research and Teaching Summary

Dr. Williams appointment is teaching (30%) and research (70%) in the area of Meat and Poultry Products and Food Safety with emphasis on factors that affect the use of meat and poultry as raw materials in manufactured muscle food products and food microbiology. She teaches an undergraduate meat processing course and team teach two graduate courses in meat science. In addition, she supervises undergraduate and graduate students in "Special Problems" independent study classes. The focus of her research is evaluation of government approved food additives for use in meat and poultry products for antimicrobial and storage stability properties. Natural ingredients are also evaluated as replacements for synthetic ingredients used for antioxidants, curing agents and antimicrobials.

Education:

1989-1993       Ph.D. (Food Microbiology), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1986-1989       M.S. (Food Microbiology), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1967-1971       B.S. (Biology), Albany State College, Albany, NY

Academic Positions Since Final Degree:

1999-present Associate Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1993 - 1999 Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Summer, 1992 Assistant Professor Internship, Food Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1979-1989 Product Development Specialist, American Bacteriological and Chemical Research Corporation
1977-1979 Food Microbiologist, American Bacteriological and Chemical Research Corporation
1973-1974 Laboratory Technologist,  Pesticide Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Professional Memberships

Poultry Science Association
Institute of Food Technologists
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Meat Science Association
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

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Sally K. Williams, Ph.D.

PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-392-2993

2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611