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Thomas (Thom) A. Stevenson, MA

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
  • Director of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Community Engaged Scholar

Areas of Expertise

• Sustainable Food Systems
• Food Sovereignty/Insecurity
• National School Lunch Plan
• Food Trends and Cooking Practices
• Restorative Justice in the Hospitality Industry
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Hospitality Industry
• Universal Design for Learning

Expert Bio

Stevenson, MA, CHIE, CHIA, FSM., is an Assistant Professor of Instruction/Coordinator of Food and Beverage in the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences at Ohio University in The Gladys W. & David H. Patton College of Education. He is also the Deans Fellow 2021-2022 for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Stevenson recently completed a graduate certificate in Educational Policy at Ohio University and presented information in reference to the National School Lunch program to elected leadership in Washington DC. He is currently working on his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Antioch in Leadership and Change.

He is a Certified Hospitality Educator, and is certified in Hotel Industry Analytics, Customer Service, Food Service Management, Inclusive Teaching Practices, and Mental Health First Aid. His area of focus revolves around creating sustainable practices in the areas of foodways. In addition, using foodways knowledge to create inclusive work and job force training and opportunities for those who “sit in the margins”. He is a 30-year practitioner in the hospitality industry. He believes that food ways programming is a powerful way to build resiliency and self-efficacy one tasty bite at a time.

Expertise at a Glance

Stevenson is an expert in sustainable food systems, food insecurity, school lunch programs, and the national school lunch program. His area of focus revolves around creating sustainable practices in the areas of foodways.