Teach Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food
Alan M. Tart
Alan Tart received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry
from Berry College in Rome, GA. In 1997, after a short stint of teaching high school
biology and physical science, Alan joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
as a Microbiologist in FDA’s Southeast Regional Laboratory.
In 1999, Alan became a Regional Retail Food Specialist. Alan's responsibilities
include performing food safety surveillance and oversight for Special Security Events
like the G8 Summit and Olympics and disaster relief efforts such as Hurricanes Katrina,
Rita, and Gustav and representing FDA on numerous national food safety and food
In 2004, Alan was elected by his peers to serve as Co-Team Leader for the FDA National
Retail Food Field Team. In this capacity, Alan serves as a member of FDA’s Retail
Food Steering Committee that is responsible for formulating and coordinating the
Agency’s strategic plan and policy on retail food safety issues.
Alan is a recent graduate of the Atlanta Federal Executive Board Leadership Government
Program – a distinctive program that is designed to enhance the team building, leveraging,
and interpersonal skills of government leaders. This program provides essential
training to government leaders in such topics as emergency preparedness, recruitment
and retention of the best and brightest employees, conflict resolution, communication,
and community engagement.
Kenneth M. P. Taylor, Ph.D.
Kenneth Taylor has been with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition since February 2001. He is assigned to the Division of Dietary
Supplement Programs where he helps develop regulatory policy for complex and scientific
matters of dietary supplements and related drug products. This includes evaluating
notifications of novel substances as potential dietary ingredients for conformity
with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and their safe use.
He was recognized in 2004 by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs for his work to
enhance enforcement activities against dietary supplement products that make misleading
and fraudulent claims on the Internet.
He earned his Doctoral degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics from the Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD and has a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry
from the Pennsylvania State University.
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