Lisa Oehrl Dean

USDA Professor

Academic Degrees

PhD in Food Science with minor in Nutrition, North Carolina State University, 1999
MS in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Delaware, 1989
BS in Chemistry, Towson State University, 1981
BA in Fine Art Conservation, Goucher College, 1978

Select Qualifications

Certified Food Scientist, IFT

Research Interests

Peanut Quality and Flavor, Food Lipid Chemistry, Nutritional Analysis, Isolation, Indentification and Validation of Small Molecule Bioactive Compounds from All Parts of Peanut Plants.

Professional Memberships

Member, American Chemical Society
Member, Association of Official Analytical Chemists
Member, Institute of Food Technologists (Dogwood Section Chair, 2011-2012)
Member, The Guard Society
Member, American Peanut Research and Education Society
Member, American Oil Chemists Society


USDA Certificate of Appreciation, 2003
Elected Gamma Sigma Delta, May 1997
Elected Phi Tau Sigma, March 1996
Amy Rextrew Award (Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences), University of Delaware, 1989
Woman of Distinction Award, University of Delaware, 1989
Outstanding Performance Award, National Institute on Aging, NIH, PHS, 1987

U.S. Patents: Keown, R.W., Malone, C.P., and Oehrl (Dean), L.L. Prevention of fabric staining. U.S. Patent No. 5,096,726, 1992.


Curriculum vitae