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Dr. Glenner M. Richards

Dr. Glenner M. Richards

Title:
Associate Professor, Biology

Office:
Science and Technology Department, Academic Building Room 312D

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Professional Information:
- Ph. D. Food Science and Technology/ Food Microbiology, University of Georgia, GA, USA.
- M. Phil. Botany, University of the West Indies, Mona - Jamaica, W.I.
- BSc. Botany, University of the West Indies, Mona - Jamaica, W.I.

Job Responsibilities:
- Teach biological science courses
- Advise students
- Sponsor of Beta Eta Chapter of Sigma Zeta Honor Society

Org Memberships:
- International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
- Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
- Phi Tau Sigma, Honor Society for Food Scientists and Technologists
- Sigma Zeta, Honor Society for Science and Mathematics

Courses Taught:
- Biological Science
- Survey of Biology II: Botany
- Microbiology for Health Sciences
- Medical Botany
- Molecular & Classical Genetics
- Senior Seminar
- Freshman Seminar

Publications:
- Beuchat, L. R., H. Kim, L-C Lin, J-H. Ryu, and G.M. Richards. 2009. Cronobacter sakazakii in foods and factors affecting its survival, growth, and inactivation. J. Food Microbiol. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2009.02.029

- Bowen, Anna, Alicia Fry, Glenner Richards, and Larry Beuchat. 2006. Infections associated with cantaloupe consumption: a public health concern. Epidemiol. Infect. 134: 675-685


- Richards, G.M., J.B. Gurtler, and L.R. Beuchat. 2005. Survival and growth of Enterobacter sakazakii in infant rice cereal reconstituted with water, milk, liquid infant formula, or apple juice. (Accepted for publication by Journal of Applied Microbiology)


- Richards, G.M. and L.R. Beuchat. 2005. Infection of cantaloupe rind with Cladosporium cladosporioides and Penicillium expansum , and associated migration of Salmonella Poona into edible tissues. J. Food Microbiol. 103: 1-10.


- Richards, G.M. and L.R. Beuchat. 2005. Metabiotic associations of molds and Salmonella Poona on intact and wounded cantaloupe rind. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 97: 327-339.


- Richards, G.M., J.W. Buck, and L.R. Beuchat. 2004. Survey of yeasts for antagonistic activity against Salmonella Poona in cantaloupe juice and wounds in rinds coinfected with phytopathogenic molds. J. Food Prot. 67: 2132-2142.


- Sharma, M., G.M. Richards, and L.R. Beuchat. 2004. Survival and growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in roast beef and salami after exposure to an alkaline cleaner. J. Food Prot. 67: 2107-2116.


- Richards, G.M. and L.R. Beuchat. 2004. Attachment of Salmonella Poona to cantaloupe rind and stem scar tissues as affected by temperature of fruit and inoculum. J. Food Prot. 67:1359-1364.


- Richards, Glenner Marie. 2003. Survival and growth of Salmonella Poona on and in tissues of cantaloupes coinfected with plant pathogenic molds and yeasts (Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy degree)

- Robinson, Glenner Marie. 1993. Growth and yield of Sunrise Solo papaya in relation to fertilizer management. (Thesis for Master of Philosophy degree)

- Robinson, G.M. and R.J. Baker. 1993. Yield response of Scotch Bonnet pepper to nitrogen and phosphorus. JAGRIST, 5:49-53.

- Robinson, G.M. 1991. Papaya in Jamaica: A Growing Industry. Proceedings of Inter-American Society for Tropical Horticulture, 35:29-39.


PRESENTATIONS

- Richards, G.M., J.B. Gurtler, and L.R. Beuchat. Survival and growth of Enterobacter sakazakii in rice cereal reconstituted with water, milk, infant formula, or apple juice. International Association for Food Protection 92nd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD; August 14-17, 2005.


- Richards, G. M. and L.R. Beuchat. Attachment of Salmonella Poona to cantaloupe rind and stem scar tissues as affected by fruit and inoculum temperature differential and infection of cantaloupe rind with Cladosporium cladosporioides and Penicillium expansum , and associated migration of Salmonella Poona to edible tissues. International Association for Food Protection 91st Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ; August 8-11, 2004.

- Richards, G.M., J.W. Buck, and L.R. Beuchat. 2004. Survey of yeasts for antagonistic activity against Salmonella Poona in cantaloupe suspension and in wounds in rinds co-infected with phytopathogenic molds. International Association for Food Protection 91st Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ; August 8-11, 2004.


- Richards, G. M. and L.R. Beuchat. Metabiotic interactions of plant pathogenic molds and Salmonella Poona on intact and wounded cantaloupe rind. International Association for Food Protection 90th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; August 10-13, 2003.

- Richards, G. M. and L.R. Beuchat. Survival and growth of Salmonella Poona on cantaloupes as affected by co-infection with molds. University of Georgia Center for Food Safety Tenth Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA; Ma

Started Work:
June 2004

Favorite Thing About Work:
Evangel offers the unique atmosphere for students to develop all aspects of their lives and be committed Christian professionals.

Originally From:
Kingston, Jamaica

Personal Information:
My husband is Bruce. We are the grateful parents of Jonathan and Rachel.

Other:
- The Orville and Jewel Mills Young Faculty Award, Evangel University (2008)

- First place, Dr. Jim Ayres Young Investigator Award, Georgia Association for Food Protection (2004)

- Third place, Phi Tau Sigma Oral Presentation of Original Research (2003)

- University of Georgia Product Development Team (2001)

- Awarded Certificate for Outstanding Lesson Plans by Immaculate Conception High School (1999)

- Diploma in Management Studies (1995)

- Certification in Quality Auditing, Quality Control in Industry, Quality Management in the Cosmetics Industry by Jamaica Bureau of Standards (1994-1995).

- Participated in International Horticultural Course at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1992)

- Coordinator of Farm Services Training Seminar, June 1-5, 1992, Kingston, Jamaica


Top Five Strengths:

*Learner

*Discipline

*Analytical

*Responsibility

*Achiever

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