Assistant Dean / Assistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Detwiler combines a strong background of education success with a mission to improve food safety and authenticity on a global scale. For 25 years, policymakers at the state, federal, and food industry levels have called upon Darin to serve as a significant voice in strengthening America’s food policies. Four USDA Secretaries have recognized him for his efforts in food policy in the areas of consumer education, product labeling and the USDA’s Pathogen Reduction Program.
An FDA Certified Food Science Educator, he was appointed twice to serve on the USDA’s National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection.
His research and experiences have captured the attention of government, industry, and university audiences across the country, in Dubai, Spain, and in the UK. The FDA frequently requests his involvement as a keynote speaker at national and regional training events where he brings his expertise together with his perspective as a voice for consumers to a variety of stakeholders.
Darin serves as the Executive Vice President for Public Health at the International Food Authenticity Assurance Organization and as a council member for the Conference for Food Protection.
Darin is a columnist and editorial advisory board member for Quality Assurance and Food Safety Magazine. His other media work includes print (such as N.Y. Times, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and Food Quality and Safety Magazine) and broadcast appearances (such as CNBC, NPR, Good Morning America, CNN, and PBS.)
Dr. Detwiler is a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Veteran and holds a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University.