Joseph E. Marcy

Department Head

Education
  • Ph.D., Food Science, North Carolina State University, 1980
  • M.S., Food Technology and Science, University of Tennessee, 1976
  • B.S., Food Technology and Science, University of Tennessee, 1974

Employment History

Department Head, Food Science and Technology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
March 2009- Present.

Interim Department Head, Food Science and Technology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.  November 2008- March 2009.

Interim Department Head, Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.  August 2006- July 2008.

Professor, Food Science and Technology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
December 2001-Present.

Associate Professor, Food Science and Technology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
December 1988-2001.

Business Development Manager, Rampart Packaging, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.  July 1985-December 1988.

Senior Food Technologist, Rampart Packaging, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.  July 1984-July 1985.

Assistant Professor, University of Florida. Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL.  November 1979-July 1984.

Awards

Chairman's Award, Research and Development Associates for Military Food and Packaging, 2010
Fellow, Institute of Food Technologists, 2009
Riester-Davis Food Packaging Award, Institute of Food Technologists, 2009
Italian Packaging Technology Award, 2008
Virginia Tech International Faculty Development Award, 2005
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Excellence in Research Award, 2004
Italian Packaging Technology Award, 2003
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Certificate of Teaching Excellence, 1996
Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award of Merit, 1996
Virginia Tech Food Science Club Outstanding Faculty Award, 1996
Virginia Tech Food Science Club Outstanding Faculty Award, 1997
Member Virginia Tech Academy of Teaching Excellence
Member Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Honor Society
Member Alpha Zeta Honorary Fraternity
Member Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society

My research program areas are food chemistry and interactions of foods and packaging. This research includes development of package integrity test methodologies for hermetically sealed containers. Food chemistry research includes dairy products, enology and food preservation. Other research programs in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) have led to new product introductions and significant shelf-life and economic improvements for the dairy and poultry industry including the developed of shelf-stable parmesan cheese which requires no dehydration.

Selected Funding Sources:

Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies
Dairy Management, Inc.
Virginia Dairy Processors Association
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
DSM
Nutrinova
National Food Processors Association

Papers in Refereed Journals

Concha-Meyer, A., Eifert, J. D., Williams, R. C., Marcy, J. E.,  Welbaum, G. E. 2016. Listeria monocytogenes survival in the presence of malic acid, lactic acid or blueberry extract. Journal of Berry Research, 1-9. doi:10.3233/JBR-160143

Concha-Meyer A., J. Eifert, R. Williams, J. Marcy, G. Welbaum, 2015. Shelf life determination of fresh blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) stored under controlled atmosphere and ozone. International Journal of Food Science, doi:10.1155/2015/164143, 9 pp.

Bianchi, L., S. Duncan, J. Webster, D. Johnson, H. Chang, J. Marcy, S. O'Keefe, 2015. Protecting Soymilk Flavor and Nutrients from Photodegradation. J. Food Sci. Nutr, doi:10.1002/fsn3.222.

Concha-Meyer, A., J. Eifert, R. Williams, J. Marcy, G. Welbaum, 2014. Survival of Listeria monocytogenes on Fresh Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) stored under Controlled Atmosphere and Ozone. Journal of Food Protection 77(5): 832-836.

Parikh, P., R. Williams, K. Mallikarjunan, J. Eifert, J. Marcy. 2012. Control of Listeria monocytogenes in recycled chill brine using ultraviolet light and antimicrobial agents. Journal of Food Safety, 32:169-175.

Parikh, P., R. Williams, K. Mallikarjunan, J. Eifert, J. Marcy, 2011. Concurrent use of ultraviolet light and citric acid, dimethyl dicarbonate, or hydrogen peroxide to inactivate Listeria monocytogenes in chill brine. Journal of Food Safety, 31(4):530-537.

Webster, J., S. Duncan, J. Marcy, S. O'Keefe, 2011. Effect of narrow wavelength bands of light on the production of volatile and aroma-active compounds in UHT milk. Internat. Dairy J. 21:305-311.

Samperio, C., R. Boyer, W. Eigel, K. Holland, J. McKinney, S. O'Keefe, R. Smith, J. Marcy, 2010. Enhancement of plant essential oils aqueous solubility and stability using alpha and beta cyclodextrin. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58, 12950-12956.

Koontz, J. L., R. D. Moffitt, J. E. Marcy, S. F. O'Keefe, S. E. Duncan and T. E. Long, 2010. Controlled release of α-tocopherol, quercetin, and their cyclodextrin inclusion complexes from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) films into a coconut oil model food system. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, Volume 27, Issue 11, November 2010, pp 1598-1607.

Koontz, J. L., J. E. Marcy, S. F. O'Keefe, S. E. Duncan, T. E. Long and R. D. Moffitt, 2010. Polymer processing and characterization of LLDPE films loaded with α-tocopherol, quercetin, and their cyclodextrin inclusion complexes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 117, Issue 4, pp 2299–2309, 15 August 2010.

Book Chapter

Marcy J. Packaging. 2012. In The Seafood Industry 2nd edition. Edited by L.A. Granata, G.J. Flick, Jr. and R.E. Martin. 2011. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell. Pp 220-229. 

 


 

Dr. Joseph E. Marcy
  • jmarcy@vt.edu
  • (540) 231-7850
    22A Food Science and Technology Building (0418)
    360 Duck Pond Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061