Professor Dr. Keith R. Cadwallader is a leading national and international researcher and scholar in the field of flavor science, where he has made both fundamental and applied contributions. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida. He worked as assistant professor at Louisiana State University, as assistant/associate professor at Mississippi State University and then joined the faculty of the University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) in 1999. He is currently a professor of food chemistry within the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.