Dr. Lloyd Metzger is a Professor and Alfred Chair in Dairy Education at South Dakota State University. He is the Director of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center and the Institute for Dairy Ingredient Processing. He also serves as executive secretary of the North Central Cheese Industry Association.
Metzger obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Dairy Manufacturing from South Dakota State University and his doctorate in Food Science from Cornell University. Prior to joining South Dakota State University he was employed as a research scientist at General Mills and as an Assistant and Associative Professor in the Food Science and Nutrition department at the University of Minnesota- St. Paul.
His expertise is in the area of cheese and dairy ingredient manufacture and analysis. In 2005, Metzger was recognized by the American Dairy Science Association with the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award and in 2009 he received the American Dairy Science Association Cargill Flavor Systems Food Specialties Award.