Linda Garrow

Linda Garrow

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Academic Specialist - Teaching
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition




Linda Garrow is an Academic Teaching Specialist in Food Science. She has been teaching food science laboratory courses for more than 20 years. 

Prior to joining our team in August 2017, she was a Teaching Associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She was the Advising Coordinator for undergraduates in the Human Nutrition concentration and taught Science of Food Preparation and Science of Food Systems.  


AA, General Studies, El Camino Jr College, Torrance CA 1985
BS, Nutrition Science, Univ. of CA at Davis, 1988
MS, Food Sci. & Human Nutr. (Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition), Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
PhD, Food Sci. & Human Nutr. (Food Chemistry), Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
Certification in Online Education with a specialization in Online Tools, Online Learning Consortium, 2018 

Instructional Activities 

FSC 222 – Professional Development and Career Planning Seminar
FSC 402 – Food Chemistry Laboratory
FSC 422 – Advanced Professional Seminar in Food Science
FSC 431 – Food Processing: Cereals
FSC 455 – Food and Nutrition Laboratory 

Research Interests 

Nutritional enhancement of food using food science applications: 

Use of high intensity ultrasound to develop desired crystal polymorph for development of a trans-fat free nutritional lipid blend with plastic fat functionality. 

Nutritional enhancement of high starch ingredients through increased slow digestible starch content.

Additional roles

Food Science Club Advisor
Great Lakes Section Institute of Food Technologists (GLIFT) Faculty