Ruth MacDonald – ISU Award for Departmental Leadership

Iowa State University
This award recognizes outstanding departmental leadership that helps faculty members meet their complex obligations to undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, research and service.

Ruth MacDonaldRuth MacDonald
Professor and Chair
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Iowa State University Award for Departmental Leadership

Under MacDonald’s leadership, the food science and human nutrition department advanced its staffing and academic programs despite financial challenges. She also enhanced the department’s international standing in its four areas of strength — nutrition, food science, culinary science and dietetics.