Member since 2016; Consultant 2011-2015
Dr. Donahue became Professor and Chair of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Michigan State University in July 2015. From 2012- 2015 he was at Maine Maritime Academy as Vice-President-Operations and Research Director. Darrell began his academic career in 1995 at the University of Maine and was there for 17 years last being professor of chemical engineering and associate director of the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute and was affiliated with the Maine Water Research Institute in research. Prior to UMaine he was a process engineer with a private company for nine years between his BS and PhD degrees. Recently, he has applied his statistics, modeling and simulation expertise to food safety issues related to chemical and microbial risk assessment. He was an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in 2007-08 at the Department of Homeland Security focusing on security and health affairs, and consults with the US government on security issues related to risk assessment. He has served on three National Academy of Science (NAS) and international panels addressing food safety. He currently serves as a consultant to two WHO food safety committees. He received his BS, MS and PhD from North Carolina State University. He is an outdoors person; growing up on a farm in North Carolina gave him a unique perspective and important respect for stewardship of the outdoors.