Assistant Teaching Professor
Darin Detwiler is an assistant teaching professor and the director of the Master of Science in the Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries program. An expert in food regulatory affairs, food policy, and food governance, he brings over 20 years of experience in food policy, including his service as a United States Department of Agriculture regulatory policy advisor and a senior policy advisor for the national nonprofit STOP Foodborne Illness, and his being called upon often by the United States Food and Drug Administration to serve on advisory panels.
Dr. Detwiler served previously as a part-time faculty member and academic consultant in the program, updating the curriculum in line with the changing regulatory environment. His research in state legislation alignment with federal food policy, as well as his experience with industry and regulatory stakeholders, has propelled him into many speaking engagements across the country and abroad.
He is a former U.S. Navy submarine nuclear mechanical engineer and high school teacher who received several awards, including Washington State’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching History.
DARIN DETWILER, MA.Ed., is an award-winning innovation agent in food safety reform, regulatory affairs of food, and education. His invigorating appeal has influenced audiences in both the public and private sectors.
He has over 20 years of Food Safety & Quality experience, working cross-functionally to bring issues directly to a variety of stakeholders. He developed and facilitated food safety training programs in schools, at national conventions, and for the public in order ensure awareness and understanding of food safety issues. He consulted with or presented before legislators, media, and industry on issues of food safety, quality and regulatory guidelines and expectations. He was recognized for work with the USDA on the Pathogen Reduction program, food safe handling label mandate program, and federal food inspection criteria.
He has a strong military education and background in mechanical and nuclear engineering, and a B.A. in History, Social Studies, and Education, as well as an M.A.Ed. He was a public school teacher for 15 years, and is currently an adjunct instructor at Northeastern University for a Masters in Science program in Regulatory Affairs of Food Industry.
He has formal training in food safety, food science, and regulatory affairs – including completion of food safety programs at UMASS Amherst, FDA certification as a Food Science Educator through a program with the National Science Teachers Association and the University of Maryland, and participation in food regulatory events at Seattle University School of Law and at Harvard Law School.