PSA Special Projects Associate, Food Science
Based in Sacramento, California
Don is an environmental microbiologist and long-term collaborator with the Cornell National Good Agricultural Practices Program on water quality issues and as an instructor of the online GAPs Produce Safety Course. He has 15 years of professional research experience at Battelle Memorial Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey. He also has teaching experience at Cornell University, the Ohio State University, Auburn University, Columbus State Community College, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He spent 2021-2022 as water quality specialist for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Produce Safety Program.
Don’s professional focus ranges across topics including water quality field monitoring, tracking sources of water quality impairment, conceptual models of contaminant fate and transport through water and water systems, and modeling public health consequences from water contamination. He is author or co-author on peer-reviewed research articles as well as extension publications, government reports, review articles, and book chapters. His outreach experience includes development of technical seminars and workshops to meet the needs of diverse audiences across a broad spectrum of topics, in particular water quality and GAPs. Don was on the Produce Safety Alliance team from 2015 to 2021 as the Midwest Regional Extension Associate and currently works with PSA in a short-term special-projects role.
- *Woods, K., Acuña-Maldonado, L., Clements, D., Fisk, C., Stoeckel, D., Wall, G., Bihn, E. 2020. Produce Safety Alliance Train-the-Trainer Course: Developing Trainers to Support Fruit and Vegetable Growers. Food Protection Trends 40(6) 435-449.
- Clements, D., Acuña-Maldonado, L., Clements, D., Fisk, C., Stoeckel, D., Wall, G., and Woods, K. 2020. FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Documentation Requirements for Commercial Soil Amendment Suppliers. Produce Safety Alliance, Cornell University Extension.
- *Wall, G., Clements, D., Fisk, C., Pahl, D., Stoeckel, D., Woods, K., and Bihn, E., 2019, Meeting Report: Key outcomes from a collaborative summit on agricultural water standards for fresh produce. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Technology 18:723.
- Stoeckel, D., Bihn, E., Tocco, P., Schuh, M., Phillips, B., and Deng, K. 2018, Agricultural water testing and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Association of Public Health Laboratories. Bridges 20:5-8.
- Korajkic, A., Stoeckel, DM, and Griffith, JF. 2016, Validation of Microbial Source Tracking Markers and Detection Protocols: Considerations for Effective Interpretation. Chapter 3.4.2 in Yates, M.V., Nakatsu, C.., Miller, R.V., Pillai, S.D. (eds). Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 4th Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC.
- *Harris, L, Bender, J., Bihn, E., Blessington, T., Danyluk, M., Delaquis, P., Goodridge, L, Ibekwe, A., Ilic, S., Kniel, K., LeJeune, J., Schaffner, D., Stoeckel, D., and Suslow, T. 2012, Framework for developing research protocols: Evaluating microbial hazards and controls during production that pertain to the quality of agricultural water contacting fresh produce that may be consumed raw. Journal of Food Protection, 75(12): 2251-2273.
*Denotes peer-reviewed publications
- Bihn, E. A., Wall, G., Landis Fisk, C. C., Humiston, M., Pahll, D., Stoeckel, D., Way, R., & Woods, K. (2017). Produce Safety Alliance National Curriculum. Version 1.1. Produce Safety Alliance, Ithaca, NY.
- Myers, D.N., Stoeckel, D.M., Bushon, R.N., Francy, D.S., and Brady, A.M.G., 2007, Fecal indicator bacteria (ver. 2.0): USGS Techniques and Methods 9-A7.1. pp. 73.
Cornell University Food Research Laboratory
665 W. North Street
Geneva, NY 14456
dstoeckel [at] cornell.edu