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About Mark McLellan

Mark McLellan, a 30-year veteran of university research leadership, is the Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies at Portland State University.

Before joining Portland State University, Dr. McLellan was the Vice President for Research and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University, Utah’s land-grant and space-grant research institution. During his seven years there, he helped build a major research expansion and a record level of research funding, including a new infusion of state funding for support of graduate students and graduate education.

During his career, McLellan was a tenured professor and department chair at Cornell University; director of a multi-college research center at Texas A&M University; and dean for research at the University of Florida, where he helped to more than double research funding.

Dr. McLellan, who joined PSU as a full tenured professor of biology, earned his Ph.D. in Food Science from Michigan State University. He chairs the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Science Advisory Board, which deals with complex issues such as the nation’s opioid epidemic. He also was selected in 2016 as the inaugural chair of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Science Advisory Council.

Positions

Present Vice President of Research, Portland State University Research & Graduate Studies
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2011 - 2018 Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Utah State University ‐ School of Graduate Studies
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2011 - 2018 Vice President for Research, Utah State University ‐ Office of Research and Graduate Studies
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2014 Chairman and Board Member, United States. Food and Drug Administration ‐ FDA Science Board
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2011 Board Member, United States. Department of Agriculture ‐ National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board
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2011 Professor Emeritus of Food Science, University of Florida ‐ Department of Food Science
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2005 - 2011 Dean for Research, University of Florida ‐ Office of Research and Graduate Studies
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2005 - 2011 Director, University of Florida ‐ Florida Agricultural Experiement Station
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2001 - 2005 Director, Texas A & M University - College Station
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1999 - 2005 Director, Texas A & M University - College Station
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1999 - 2005 Food Science Faculty member, Texas A & M University - College Station ‐ Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
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2002 - 2003 President, Institute of Food Technologists
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1996 - 1999 Director, Cornell University ‐ Cornell Institute of Food Science
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1995 - 1999 Chair, Cornell University ‐ Food Science & Technology Department
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1981 - 1999 Professor, Cornell University ‐ Food Science & Technology Department
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Curriculum Vitae




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Education

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1981 PhD, Michigan State University ‐ Department of Food Science
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1978 MS, Michigan State University ‐ Department of Food Science
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1976 BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Department of Food Science
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Contact Information

Mark R. McLellan
Vice President
Research & Graduate Studies
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207



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