The Paul G. and Sandra A. Arbuthnot Professorship

In 2010 Paul and Sandra Arbuthnot of Portland made an $860,000 gift to create the Arbuthnot Dairy Center within the College of Agricultural Sciences. Their gift supports an endowed dairy professorship position in the Department of Food Science and Technology, the holder of which seeks to develop and deliver state-of-the-art education and outreach programs for OSU students and Oregon's small dairy foods processors. The fund, established to encourage growth, innovation, and improvement of specialty dairy products, also supports student internships.

Paul Arbuthnot spent most of his working life in the dairy industry. He is a retired president of Portland-based Sunshine Dairy Foods, served on the Oregon Dairy Products Commission, and was president of Quality Chekd Dairies, a national dairy sales and marketing organization.


Lisbeth Goddik

Lisbeth GoddikA dairy foods specialist with the OSU Extension Service, Lisbeth Goddik is the first holder of the Arbuthnot Professorship as well as the holder of the Oregon Dairy Industries-Bodyfelt Professorship. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she assists the dairy industry with its immediate challenges, encourages the transfer of technology, and promotes the production of safe and wholesome dairy products. She is developing a program to make artisan cheese on campus.

Goddik received her bachelor's and doctoral degrees in food science and technology from OSU and joined the department's faculty in 1999. In 2009 she received the Milk Industry Foundation Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing from the American Dairy Science Association, recognizing outstanding teaching of undergraduate students.

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