Vitae, Manfred Kroger, Ph.D.


March 28, 2000

Personal Data


  • Address: 104 Borland Lab, University Park, PA 16802
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: (814) 863-2958
  • Born: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, 1933.
  • Married, three children.

Education and Training


  • High school diploma (1951), Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium Bad Oeynhausen,
    Federal Republic of Germany
  • Apprenticeship in the West German dairy processing industry; dairy
    technologist diploma holder (1953, professional dairy trade school Muenster,
    Westfalia)
  • B.S., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1961 (dairy science
    with minors in biochemistry and microbiology)
  • M.S. (dairy science; dairy chemistry), The Pennsylvania State University,
    1963.
  • Ph.D. (dairy science; analytical chemistry, and biochemistry), The
    Pennsylvania State University, 1966 .

Professional Experience


  • Positions as buttermaker, cheesemaker, yogurt maker, milk bottling
    operation supervisor, 1953-55, Grevenbroich and Wolfenbuettel, West Germany
  • Quality control officer, 1960, Dairy Branch, Province of Manitoba,
    Canada
  • Research and teaching assistant, 1961-63, Department of Dairy Science,
    The Pennsylvania State University
  • Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor (with
    appointments in teaching and research), 1963-99, Department of Dairy Science
    (to 1975) and Department of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University;
    Professor of Science, Technology and Society, 1988-99; elected to the Faculty
    Senate, 1974-82; elected as Chair of the College of Agriculture Faculty
    Association, 1988; retired from Penn State University with Emeritus rank
    as of July 1999
  • Consultant to numerous legal firms, notably Cozen & O’Connor, Philadelphia;
    companies, notably Lyons Maid, London, W.R. Grace & Co. New York and
    Madrid, Spain, American Cyanamid, Inc., Stamford, CT, and Rodale Press,
    Emmaus, PA; and associations, notably National Soft Drink Association,
    Washington, DC
  • Translator of scientific literature items (German to English) for numerous
    clients

Professional Memberships


  • Institute of Food Technologists, 1962-
  • American Dairy Science Association, 1962-83
  • German Dairy Science Association, 1965-99
  • World Future Society, 1967-92
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1968-78
  • American Cultured Dairy Products Association, 1970-95
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, 1973-98
  • Society of Analytical Chemists, 1973-96
  • American Chemical Society, 1974-82
  • American Council on Science and Health, 1978-
  • Central Atlantic States Association of Food and Drug Officials, 1979-
  • Society of Dairy Technology (United Kingdom), 1980-95

Appointments and Positions Held


  • Penn State University: Numerous committees, notably Departmental and
    College Promotion & Tenure Review; faculty search committees; liaison
    to Agricultural College Alumni Society; Food Science Alumni Group; chair,
    Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries; vice chair, Faculty Senate Faculty
    Affairs Committee; chair, Faculty Advisory Committee to the Dean of Agriculture;
    core faculty member in three university programs: Environmental Resource
    Management, Environmental Pollution Control, and Science, Technology and
    Society; member of The Graduate School; on loan to the Vice President for
    Research, 1970, to obtain a $750,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation;
    faculty adviser to student groups, notably Food Science Club, Coaly Society
    of College of Agriculture, and Residential Life STS Interest House
  • Institute of Food Technologists: Chair, Pittsburgh Section; National
    Councilor; Executive Committee on Publications; Food Science College Bowl
    moderator, 3 years; charter member of Dairy Technology Division and its
    Secretary for 16 years; charter member of Food Laws and Regulations Division
    and its Chair in second year; charter member of Keystone Regional Section;
    Food Science Communicator since 1980; Associate Editor of the Journal of
    Food Science since 1989; Food Technology book reviewer (with 100+ published
    reviews to date)
  • State College municipality Board of Health, 1978-95; chair in 1982,
    1986, 1990
  • World Future Society, local coordinator, 1969-78
  • Senior Associate Editor, Nutrition Forum, 1983- ,
  • American Council on Science and Health: Scientific Adviser since its
    inception in 1978, and frequent contributor as writer or editor.
  • Editorial Advisor, Prevention Magazine, 1987-
  • Editorial board member:

    • Milchwissenschaft (German dairy science journal),
    • LWT (Swiss food technology journal),
    • Cultured Dairy Products Journal
    • Dairy & Ice Cream Field
    • International Dairy Journal

  • Prometheus Books, Inc., occasional technical editor
  • Technomic Publishing Company, Lancaster, PA, editor-in-chief (Food
    Science & Technology Division, for 3 years)
  • Advisor to various groups: Milk Industry Foundation, International
    Food Information Council, Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers, PA
    Dept. of Agriculture, and U.S. government (provided 3 testimonies at Senate,
    House and USDA committees)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Drinking Water Research Foundation, 1990-96

Awards and Honors


  • Research Award, IFT Pittsburgh Section, 1962
  • Lindback Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State University, 1983
  • Teaching Award, Gamma Sigma Delta, Penn State Chapter, 1983
  • Outstanding Communicator Award, IFT, 1987
  • Elected to the following honor societies:

    • Gamma Sigma Delta (agriculture)
    • Phi Lambda Upsilon (chemistry)
    • Sigma Xi (scientific research)
    • Phi Tau Sigma (food science), national councilor, 1988-91, national
      president, 1995-96
    • Phi Kappa Phi (scholarship), Penn State Chapter president 1972

  • Scientific Lectureship Award, IFT Philadelphia Section, 1989
  • American Cultured Dairy Products Institute / Sanofi Bio-Industries
    Research Award. 1994
  • Fellow, Institute of Food Technologists (elected 1996)
  • Carl R. Fellers Award, IFT 1999

Publications (Co-authored or Edited)


  • Consumer Health — A Guide to Intelligent Decisions, Brown & Benchmark,
    Madison, WI. 1997
  • Encyclopedia of Fermented Fresh Milk Products. Van Nostrand Reinhold,
    New York. 1992 –
  • Changing Food Technology: Innovation and Communication – Partners for
    Progress in the Food Industry. Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, PA.
    1987.
  • Changing Food Technology 2: Food Technology for a Dynamic Marketplace,
    by M. Kroger and J. Freed, editors. Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster,
    PA. 1989.
  • 53 papers in refereed science journals,
  • 8 book chapters
  • 76 articles in nonrefereed journals
  • 150+ book reviews.

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