Staff Directory

Executive Staff

Melinda Wilkins, DVM, MPH, PhD

  • Program Director
  • MSU Online MS in Food Safety
  • VM810 Intro to Food Safety & Professional Development
  • VM813 Special Studies in Food Safety
  • VM815 Applied Project in Food Safety
  • VM817 Preharvest Food Safety
  • VM830 Food Safety Research Methods

Administrative Staff

Lead Instructors

Paul Bartlett

  • Professor
  • MSU Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • VM 830 Research Methods in Food Safety
  • VM 831 Foodborne Disease Epidemiology
  • VM 817 Pre-Harvest Food Safety
  • VM/CJ 821 Food Protection and Defense

Neal Fortin

  • Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations
  • Director of the Master Program in Global Food Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Michigan State University
  • VM 830 Research Methods in Food Safety
  • FSC 816 Codex Alimentarius
  • FSC 810 International Food Laws and Regulations
  • FSC 811 U.S. Food Laws and Regulations

John Spink

  • Assistant Professor
  • Michigan State University
  • VM 814 Packaging for Food Safety
  • VM 821 Food Protection and Defense
  • VM 825 Quantifying Food Risk
  • VM 840 Product Protection/Anti-Counterfeit Strategy

Contributing Instructors

Anita Ezzo

  • VM830 Research Methods in Food Safety
  • VM810 Intro to Food Safety & Professional Development

Gordon Meriwether

  • VM/CJ 821 Food Protection and Defense

William Schwartz

  • VM/CJ 821 Food Protection and Defense

Kevin Walker

  • VM 824 Global Food Safety