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Francine H. Hollis, PhD, CFS

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

(478) 825-6234

(478) 825-6078


Academic Program: Food and Nutrition, Infant and Child Development

  • Human perceptions to foods
  • Olfactory and trigeminal responses to vapor-phase stimuli
  • Odor-induced sensory modifications
  • Sensory methodology development
  • Instructional approaches and pedagogies

Doctor of Philosophy: Food Science and Technology - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2011)

Bachelor of Science: Food Science and Technology - Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL (2008)


Recent Publications/Presentations:

F. H. Hollis, S. Denney, J. Halfacre, T. Jackson, A. Link, and D. Orr. 2019. Human perception of fresh produce treated with grape seed extract: A preliminary study. Journal of Sensory Studies. e12554.

F. H. Hollis and B. P. Halpern. 2019. Qualitative alcoholic and dealcoholized wine vapor-phase stimuli perceptions using a citation frequency-based method. Journal of Wine Research. 30(1): 78-93.

F. H. Hollis and F. Eren. 2016. Implementation of real-world experiential learning in a food science course using a food industry-integrated approach. Journal of Food Science Education. Journal of Food Science Education. 15(4): 109-119.

F.H. Hollis and B.P. Halpern. 2012. Assessment of low-density polyethylene squeeze bottles in delivering wine vapor-phase stimuli: A preliminary study. Journal of Sensory Studies. 27(5): 314-323.

J. Boateng, M. Verghese, L. Shackelford, L.T. Walker, J. Khatiwada, S. Ogutu, D.S. Williams, J. Jones, M. Guyton, D. Asiamah, F. Henderson, L. Grant, M. DeBruce, A. Johnson, S. Washington, and C.B. Chawan. 2007. Selected fruits reduce azoxymethane (AOM)-induced aberrant crypt foci (ACF) in Fisher 344 male rats. Food and Chemical Toxicology 45(5): 725-732.