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About Gretchen A. Mosher

Gretchen Mosher’s first research focus is food system safety. The role of the human decision-making process in the management of food system risk, safety, and quality is of specific interest. A second area of research concentration is a study of the interaction of quality with other operational goals. The third research focus examines best practices for introducing complex and unfamiliar topics to secondary, post-secondary, and adult learners.


Present Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

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Honors and Awards

  • Warner Graduate Student Research Award, Epsilon Pi Tau (2011)
  • Graduate Research and Poster Award, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (2010)
  • Best Conference Paper Award, National Association of Industrial Technologists (2008)
  • Wakonse College Teaching Graduate Fellowship, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University (2008)
  • Miller Faculty Fellow, Iowa State University (2013–2014, 2015–2016)
  • ASABE Superior Paper Award (2015)

Contact Information

3331 Elings Hall
605 Bissell Rd
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011


Biological and Process Engineering and Technology (1)

Engineering Education (22)

Food System Safety (17)