Jonathan C. Allen

Professor, Food Science

Coordinator, Nutrition Program
Director of Graduate Program, Food Science

Academic Background

Ph.D. (Animal Nutrition) University of Georgia 1980
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver. Research Associate, Department of Physiology, 10/80-2/84
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H. Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, 2/84-8/86
Brown University, Providence, R.I. Research Assistant II, Department of Physiology 1/75-6/77
Williams College, Williamstown, MA 1970-74. B.A. (Biology, Environ. Stud.)
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME 1972-73 (exchange)

Research Interests

Nutrient fortification and bioavailability; Globally sustainable food systems; Nutrition education; Diabetes and obesity; Glycemic index; Food toxicology and allergy; Mammary gland biology and lactation; Milk composition, dairy food chemistry and dairy education

Teaching Activities

Teaching activities are in the areas of nutritional biochemistry and lactation, milk, dairy products and nutrition, including the following courses:

•FS/ANS 324 Milk and Dairy Products
•NTR/FS 401-501 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism
•NTR/FS/ANS 454/554 Lactation, Milk, and Nutrition
•NTR 500 Principles of Human Nutrition
•NTR 555 Exercise Nutrition
•NTR 601/801 Nutrition Seminar
•NTR 708 Energy Metabolism

Director and advisor for the Professional Science Masters and Distance Education programs of the Master of Nutrition degree


Certified Nutrition Specialist, 1994-present; Babcock-Hart Award, Institute of Food Technologists, 2005; IFT Dairy Foods Division €“ Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair 2008-11; IFT Dairy Foods Division Outstanding Volunteer, 2010; Gilbert A. Leveille Award, Institute of Food Technologists and American Society of Nutrition, 2012.


A Protein Ingredient for Carrying Lipophilic Nutrients in Low Fat Foods. Inventors: Harold Swaisgood, Qiwu Wang, Jonathan Allen. Patent No, 6,290,974 issued September 18, 2001.

Member of Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi

Curriculum vitae