Steven Pao, Ph.D., CFS

Steven Pao

Professor and Department Chair

Office: FFS 111

Phone: 559-278-2164

EducationPh.D. and M.S. - The Ohio State University; B.S. - Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

CoursesIntroduction to Food Science and Technology (FSC 1); Quality Assurance in the Food and Dairy Industry (FSC 120); Dairy Processing (FSC 142); Food Laws, Regulations, Inspection, and Grading (FSC 178)

Statement: Dr. Steven Pao received a Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University and is a Certified Food Scientist with the Institute of Food Technologists. Before joining Fresno State he built an applied research program on food protection and farm hygiene at Virginia State University.Prior to his academic career, he worked for the Florida Department of Citrus and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He has consulted in Azerbaijan, China, El Salvador, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Nigeria with emphasis on food safety and quality management. He has been the recipient of research grants from federal, state, and private entities. His work has appeared in professional publications such as the Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Journal of Food Protection, HortTechnology, and Livestock Science. He has served as a proposal reviewer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. His resume is available at