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Oscar Pike

Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science

S-135 ESC
Provo, UT 84602


  • Ph.D., Food Science, Purdue University, 1986
  • M.S., Food Science, Brigham Young University, 1982
  • B.S., Food Science, Brigham Young University, 1980



  • Professor, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Department, 2005-Present


  • Institute of Food Technologists, 1980-Present

Honors & Awards

  • Purdue University : Outstanding Food Science Award
  • BYU : College Professorship
  • BYU : College Teaching Excellence Award

Courses Taught

Winter 2019

  • NDFS 350: Food Analysis Section 001, 002
  • NDFS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 009

Fall 2018

  • NDFS 250: Essentials of Food Science Section 001
  • NDFS 450: Food Chemistry Section 001
  • NDFS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 008

Spring 2018

  • NDFS 654: Proteins Section 001

Winter 2018

  • NDFS 350: Food Analysis Section 001, 002
  • NDFS 494R: Undergrad Research in N D F S Section 001
  • NDFS 631R: Selected Topics in NDFS Section 002


Journal Articles

Dunn ML, Pike OA, Phillips R, Eggett DL. 2017. Folate Stability in Folic Acid Enriched Corn Masa Flour, Tortillas, and Tortilla Chips over the Expected Shelf Life. Cereal Chemistry. 94(6):917-921.

Gerla SR, Lloyd MA, Eggett DL, Pike OA. 2015. Microbial and chemical safety of non-commercially packaged water stored for emergency use. J Water Health. 13(3):819-826.

Kurzer AB, Dunn ML, Pike OA, Eggett DL, Jefferies LK. 2013. Antioxidant effects on retinyl palmitate stability and isomerization in nonfat dry milk during thermally accelerated storage. International Dairy Journal. 35(2):111-115.

Lloyd ML, Coons LM, Engstrom EE, Pang S, Pahulu HF, Ogden LV, Pike OA. 2013. Sensory and nutritional quality of white rice after residential storage for up to 30 years. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

Doblado-Maldonado AF, Pike OA, Sweley JC, Rose DJ. 2012. Key issues and challenges in whole wheat flour milling and storage. Journal of Cereal Chemistry. 56(2):119-126.

Rose DJ, Ogden LV, Dunn ML, Jamison RG, Lloyd MA, Pike OA. 2011. Quality and Sensory Characteristics of Hard Red Wheat after Residential Storage for up to 32 Years. Journal of Food Science. 76(1):S8-S13.

Chapman JS, Jefferies LK, Pike OA. 2010. Sensory and nutritional quality of split peas (Pisum sativum) stored up to 34 Y in residential storage. Journal of Food Science. 75(3):S162-S166.


Rose DJ, Weier SA, Poudel R, Pike OA. Mitigation of rancidity in whole wheat flour through extrusion. Annual Meeting of the AACC International. Savannah, GA. 2016.