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Laura Jefferies

Associate Professor
Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science

S133 ESC
Provo, UT 84602

Research Interests

Sensory Analysis, particularly testing techniques and protocol and relationships between sensory science and marketing.
Food engineering. Dairy and meat science.
Labeling and sensory perception.

Teaching Interests

Essentials of Food Science
Food Process Engineering
Techniques for Sensory Evaluation
Food Commodity Processing


  • Ph.D., Food Science , Utah State University (2011)
  • M.S., Food Science , Brigham Young University (1998)
  • B.S., Food Science , Chemistry, Brigham Young University (1994)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Institute of Food Technologists, Certified Food Scientist (2013 - Present)
  • National Restaurant Association, ServSafe (2013 - Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, College of Life Sciences (2010)


  • Society of Sensory Professionals (2015 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Chair, Society of Sensory Professionals (2017 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Society of Sensory Professionals (2015 - 2016)

Courses Taught


Erin Hiatt Carla Belliard Laura K Jefferies Michelle A. Lloyd Call Dennis L Eggett Rickelle Richards Adam R. Quinn Ruo Fen Liao Frost M Steele Laura Kahealani Jefferies Bradley Jay Taylor Laura Kahealani Jefferies Ana Giménez Leticia Athanasios Krystallis Zhou Yanfeng George Tsalis Ronan Symoneaux Luis Cunha Ana Pinto deMoura Anna Claret Luis Guerrero Armand Cardello Alan Wright Laura Jefferies Michelle Lloyd Rosires Deliza Denize Oliveira Laura Kahealani Jefferies Dennis Lee Eggett Jessilee Loucks Laura K Jefferies Dennis Eggett Mauresa Bastian Amalie B. Kurzer Mike L Dunn Oscar Arthur Pike Dennis Lee Eggett Laura Kahealani Jefferies Laura Kahealani Jefferies Frost M Steele Conly L Hansen Laura Kahealani Jefferies Conly Hansen Jordan S. Chapman Laura Kahealani Jefferies Oscar Arthur Pike


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