Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith

Dr. Gordon Smith currently leads a talented group of academics as Professor & Head of the unique department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University. Prior to his transition to academia in 2015, Dr. Smith acquired more than 20 years of industry experience working for the Sara Lee Corporation and ConAgra Foods. Smith has been a leader at Kansas State in bridging the industry academic gap through engaged research, teaching and outreach. In the private sector he has been recognized for business critical patents, consumer and business impact, product development, innovation and leadership excellence.