Annette C Bentley has obtained MS degree in medical education from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2003. She has also obtained a MS degree in food science from Louisiana State University in May of 2013. She founded and serves as the President of the American Celiac Society. She has been published in the Journal of General Psychology and the Who sprue (American Celiac Newsletter) the lifeline (CSAUSA newsletter) and the Eucharistic ministry. She has done many presentations at conference throughout the world.
Dr Derek Watson Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, founder of the Faculty ‘Business Clinic’ and the Doctoral lead for the University’s ‘Research Fridays’ programme and has rich experience of mapping skills requirements in emerging sectors. Dr Watson has extensive links and networks as a result of sourcing and embedding external engagement opportunities across the curriculum, with an international portfolio of clients and contacts, such as the British Cabinet Office, Indian Government Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dubai Police and Canon International. His research focuses on academic-industry collaboration, investigating the impact of knowledge exchange and food safety cultural compliance. He actively documenting his consultancy experience via international academic journals and has delivered lectures and seminars at universities and symposiums on a global scale. He has been appointed on the editorial board for the ‘International Journal of Academic Research in Management’. Dr Watson is also a Doctoral External Examiner, academic reviewer of several international journals and currently employed as ‘External Examiner’ for Staffordshire University DBA programmes in Business & Law. In addition, a Visiting Professor at Sias Business School and Sias Academy for Open Innovation at Sias International University in China, the Technological University of Panama and Senior Research Fellow at the Cyprus Business School, Cyprus.
Food Science and Technology
Holds a Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences from the American University in Beirut (1977) and a Postdoctoral (fellow), Nutrition, Columbia University (1981). Holds a certification registered by American Dietetic Association (1987). Dean and Lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the American University in Beirut (2006-present). Professor and Researcher in the field of Nutrition and Food Sciences in several American and Arab Universities in Lebanon and the world (1972-2000). Director of the Faculty of Medicine at the Makassed University (1981-1984). Active. Member of many boards and commissions specialized in Food Science in Lebanon, America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Served as a specialized Consultant in the Ministries of Health and Agriculture for several years in Lebanon. Organized conferences, seminars and several workshops and provided a variety of services and consultations in the field of Nutrition in Lebanon, America, Canada and the United Kingdom. Distinguished Researcher Award by the National Council for Scientific Research. Has many research papers and publications
Ramesh C. Gupta, earned his DVM, MVSc, and PhD in India, and carried out his postdoctoral training at Michigan State University (1981-1983) and Vanderbilt University (1983-1987) in the US. Currently, he serves as Professor and Head of the Toxicology Department, Murray State University. For more than 35 years, he has conducted experimental brain research in relation to pesticide and neurodegenerative diseases, and for the last twenty years has been heavily engaged in nutraceuticals research. He has made presentations in the UK, France, Australia, Italy, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, and China. Dr. Gupta has served on the panels of NIH, CDC, NIOSH, and National Academy of Sciences, and has published >425 publications, including eight major books: (1) Toxicology of Organophosphate and Carbamate Compounds, (2) Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles, (3) Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, (4) Anticholinesterase Pesticides: Metabolism, Neurotoxicity and Epidemiology, (5) Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, (6) Biomarkers in Toxicology, (7) Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity, and (8) Nutraceuticals in Veterinary Medicine (in preparations). In 2006, he received the Murray State University's Distinguished Researcher Award; and in 2014, Outstanding Research Award. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, and Fellow of American College of Toxicology, American College of Nutrition, and Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Currently, he holds active membership in more than a dozen academic societies, including American College of Nutrition, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Society of Toxicology, Eurotox, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, and American College of Toxicology.