About This Course
This course serves as the capstone course for students in the Master of Professional Studies in Applied Sciences Leadership. This course will synthesize the disciplinary and applied sciences leadership coursework taken by students during their graduate career and will facilitate completion of an individualized, applied capstone project based on their applied science focus area. The course further develops scientific communication skills and sharpens critical thinking through investigating a scientific question. This culminating experience provides students with an opportunity to engage in creative problem-solving that addresses pressing real-world needs.
PhD, nutrition, University of Kentucky
Jennifer van de Ligt, PhD, is the director of the Integrated Food Systems Leadership program, director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute, and associate professor at the University of Minnesota. Dr. van de Ligt works to assure productive and effective public-private partnership and stakeholder engagement focusing on building multisectoral collaboration and perspectives to inform research design and implementation of extension and education activities. She has held numerous leadership positions at a global food company operating in 70 countries and provided nutrition and regulatory expertise for a variety of food and feed novel ingredient and claims innovations.