Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., is Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science and Director of Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, a new freestanding academic unit reporting to the provost. Before moving to Drexel, Deutsch built the culinary arts program at Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York (CUNY) and the Ph.D. concentration in food studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author or editor of six books including Barbecue: A Global History (with Megan Elias), Culinary Improvisation, and Gastropolis: Food and Culture in New York City (with Annie Hauck-Lawson) and numerous articles in journals of food studies, public health and hospitality education. He earned his Ph.D. in Food Studies and Food Management from New York University (2004) and his culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America (AOS, Culinary Arts, 1997), and is a proud alumnus of Drexel University (BS, Hospitality Management, 1999). A classically trained chef, Deutsch worked in a variety of settings including product development, small luxury inns and restaurants. When not in the kitchen or in meetings, he can be found behind his tuba.