Title: Research Scientist III
Location: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Paul Fellers, Research Scientist III, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in food science.
Dr. Fellers’ father was one of the founders of the field of food technology in the early 1930s. As a brilliant figure and department head at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Fellers was inspired by his father’s work. He figured people had to eat so it was a good field to go into. In addition, Dr. Fellers was influenced to go into the field by his older brother Francis, who became an MD. Dr. Fellers followed the path to help others by learning from his family. He first earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts in 1955, and then a Master of Science in food processing from Virginia Tech in 1957 and later, a PhD in food sciences from Michigan State University in 1964.
In 1964, Dr. Fellers joined the Florida Department of Citrus as a research scientist. In this role, he remained dedicated to the field of food science for more than 30 years, retiring in 1999. In 2018, he was awarding the Blazing Star Award from the Green Horizon Land Trust. Throughout his career, he had more than 100 publications and wrote articles for the Encyclopedia of Food Science. He was very active in the conservation movement, as well as with the saving of birds and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Fellers served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959 and was a meteorological observer during his time in service. In his career, he maintained professional affiliation with Phi Tau Sigma and Sigma Xi. Dr. Fellers has been featured in Who’s Who in America and has served as the president and interim vice president of the Lake Region Audubon. In his spare time, he enjoys being a nature field trip leader, teaching ornithology, photography, dance and birding.
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