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Beer/Brewing Operations

Michael Jacobs

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Title: Professor

Expertise: Physical chemistry, Brewing science, Analytical chemistry, General chemistry, Meat science, Biodiesel

Jacobs, Michael

Brenden Kendall

Department: Communication Studies

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Organizational, workplace and professional communication, Communication ethics, Environmental communication, Organizational change, Public speaking/presentational communication, Communication theory and practice; Teamwork, teams and collaboration

Kendell, Brenden

Scott Kerkmans

Department: School of Hospitality

Title: Instructor and Beer Industry Program director

Expertise: Beer styles and service, Beers of the world, Brewery operations

Gregory Neale

Department: School of Hospitality

Title: Affiliate Professor

Expertise: Advertising, Marketing, Beer industry marketing and promotions, Brand strategy and positioning, Marketing communications, Shopper marketing, Promotions and events, Digital and social media (particularly in the alcohol beverage sector)

Nate Nicklas

Department: School of Hospitality

Title: Affiliate Professor

Expertise: Brewery engineering and mechanics, Brewhouse operations

Nicklas, Nate

Katie Strain

Department: School of Hospitality

Title: Beverage Analysis Lab Manager/ Lecturer

Expertise: Quality analysis of alcoholic beverages, Analytical chemistry, Microbiology, Pathogenic microbiology

Strain, Katherine

Cory Tipton

Department: School of Hospitality

Title: Affiliate Faculty

Expertise: Regulatory structures in Colorado related to the alcohol beverage industry, casino gaming and aviation, Legislative and governance aspects of the alcohol beverage industry, Assisting new breweries, wineries, distilleries, beverage distributors and retail liquor stores, Organization of businesses including closely-held corporations and limited liability companies, Estate planning

Tipton, Cory

Helene Ver Eecke

Department: Biology

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Microbiology, Extreme microbiology, Industrial fermentation, Teaching pedagogy

Ver Eecke, Helene

Michael Wray

Department: School of Hospitality

Title: Professor

Expertise: Beer-food and wine-food pairing, Chemical additives, Food production and meal planning, Genetically altered foods, Healthy cooking, Special needs recipes, Enology, Restaurant management

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