216 Call Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Area(s) of Specialization
B.S. , Kansas State University, 1988
M.S. , Penn State - University Park Campus, 1992
Ph.D. , Kansas State University, 1999
Kelly J.K. Getty, Ph.D., originally from Emporia, KS, received her B.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1999) in Food Science from Kansas State University and M.S. (1994) from Pennsylvania State University in Food Science.
Dr. Getty started at Kansas State University with the Food Science Institute in 2001. In 2012, Dr. Getty was fully appointed to ASI with an 80% Teaching/20% Research appointment.
Currently, Dr. Getty serves as the Co-Director of the Kansas Value Added Foods where she provides food safety support to food processors in Kansas. In addition, Dr. Getty teaches Fundamentals of Food Processing (on-campus and online) and team-teaches Research and Development of Food Products (on-campus and online). Her research efforts involve ingredient functionality in food products and development of new food products.
Prior to Kansas State University, Getty was an assistant professor at Clemson University where she taught meat science courses and conducted meat and food safety research. Getty also worked at Pizza Hut, Inc. and the American Meat Institute.
Dr. Getty and her husband, Chris, reside in Manhattan with their two children.