Ken Lee is Director of Food Innovation at Ohio State, advancing the human condition with food. Lee was twice elected Chair of Steering that sets the University Senate agenda. Lee served 16 years as department chair. He was on the Board and chaired several initiatives of IFT. OSU selected Dr. Lee as a national media contact. He taught the first course at UW-Madison broadcast live on cable TV. Advancement projects included a $4M addition to UW Babcock Hall, a $18M food science building at OSU and a fund drive of $12M. Dr. Lee was selected as an ACE leadership Fellow for the Wisconsin System in 2009. He advances food commercialization as the PI of a $3M Third Frontier Award. He published 75 scholarly papers. He delivered the December 2001 Ohio State Commencement address. He won the 2007 IFT Fellers award, the 2014 IFT Macy award and is Past-President of the food science honorary Phi Tau Sigma. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015.