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Meet The Food Safety Team

Catherine Strohbehn - PhD, RD, CP-FS

& Kevin Roberts - PhD

Meet Our Food Safety Team

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Dr. Kevin Roberts,

Dr. Kevin R. Roberts is a professor in the Department of Hospitality Management at Kansas State University and director of the undergraduate program in hospitality management. Roberts serves as co-director of the Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs. Roberts worked in the restaurant industry for over 13 years and managed restaurant in Eastern Iowa.

He currently teaches in the areas of foodservice management and hospitality law. He has received outstanding teaching awards from K-State at the college and university levels. His research is related to the application of food safety principles. Specifically, he has conducted research in commercial restaurants, continuing care retirement communities, and school foodservice operations. His current research focuses on behavior change of employees once food safety training has taken place. His interest is in developing alternative food safety training programs and interventions that not only target knowledge, but the antecedents of behavioral intention.


Dr. Catherine Strohbehn,         Ph.D., RD.

Dr. Strohbehn has been an educator and researcher in the areas of foodservice management and food safety since 1986. She is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a registered ServSafe® instructor, and a Lead Trainer for the Produce Safety Rule as certified by the Produce Safety Alliance. She is professor emeritus in hospitality management and retired extension specialist from Iowa State University, where she oversaw the Food Safety Project website and was involved with many research and education projects resulting in outreach resources for retail food operations.

These educational resources address topics such as general food safety, buying local produce and produce safety, and management of school nutrition operations. In 2010, she was recognized by NSF International with the Educator Award in 2010. She holds a PhD from Iowa State University.

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