Sara Shinn, Ph.D

Sara Shinn headshotAssistant Professor
Office: Family Food Sciences 204
Phone: 559-278-2558

Education: Ph.D, and Distinguished Doctoral Fellow, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. B.A.

Courses: Culinary Science I, Principles of the Bakeshop, Food Analysis, Product Development, Supervised Work Studies, Independent Research

Research Area: Product Development, Lipid Chemistry

Statement: Sara Shinn joined Fresno State’s Food Science & Nutrition faculty in Fall 2016 after completing a Food Science doctoral Degree (as a distinguished Doctoral fellow. She is an Analytical Lipid Chemist, An Egg Expert, a budding Culinary Scientist, and a motivator of good food choices. She is the current Culinology® program coordinator. Dr. Shinn has been a long-time liaison, product developer, and food processor for her local farmers and entrepreneurs. 

She is an advocate for the importance of culinary education and food security. She promote undergraduate student exposure to approaching experimental designs with great integrity, and to projects that lead to successful product development and Culinology ® advancement. She hopes that her students will graduate and grow to contribute something meaningful and good to their community. And make good choices. And drink enough water. And eat their dark leafy greens.