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Dr. Lisbeth Goddik Receives MIF Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing

Aug 10, 2009


Cara Tharp
(217) 356-5146, ext. 141

(Champaign, Ill. - Augsut 10, 2009) The American Dairy Science Association is proud to announce Dr. Lisbeth Goddik as the 2009 recipient of the Milk Industry Foundation Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing. The award was presented on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Montreal, QC, Canada.

The Milk Industry Foundation Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing was created to recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy foods. The winner must have demonstrated outstanding ability as a teacher of undergraduate students in dairy foods at an accredited college or university and must have been an active teacher when nominated with no less than 10 total years of active teaching preceding. He or she also must be an ASDA member and a resident of the United States, Canada or Mexico.

Goddik teaches dairy processing at Oregon State University, where she recently changed her teaching approach. She no longer gives lectures; instead students are instructed to study prior to class and ask questions in class. Classroom time is used for discussions, group projects and the analysis of case studies from her extension work. These activities foster critical thinking and help students understand the application of dairy science.

Goddik has overseen construction of a new cheese pilot plant, and her students have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity for making cheese and displayed a renewed interest in pursuing dairy?related careers. Last year, six graduates started working with local dairy companies.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and MIF present Dr. Lisbeth Goddik with the 2009 Milk Industry Foundation Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing.

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, DC, represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $110-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry, and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive and health requirements of the world's population. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.

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