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Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director

Program(s) Association(s):

  • B.S., Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Culinary Science
  • M.S., Hospitality Management, Food Science
  • Certificate: Gaming and Casino Operations


  • Ph.D., Food Studies and Food Management, New York University (2004)
  • B.S., Hospitality Management, Drexel University (1999)
  • A.O.S., Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America (1997)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Food Studies
  • Culinary Education
  • Culinary Improvisation

Professional Experience:

  • Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University (2013-present)
    Program Director, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Culinary Science, Food Science
  • Kingsborough Community College-CUNY (2001-13)
    Professor and Founding Director, Culinary Arts; Deputy Chair, Department of Tourism and Hospitality
  • CUNY Graduate Center
    Professor, Public Health and Founding Director, Food Studies Concentration

Various Culinary Experience:

  • Cibolo Creek Ranch—Shafter, Tex.
  • Nestle Research and Development Center—New Milford, Conn.
  • Terrace Garden Café—Clarks Summit, Penn.
  • Sai Kyo An—Mizusawa, Iwate, Japan
  • Keystone Pocono Residence—Gouldsboro, Penn.

Research interests:

  • Social and Cultural Aspects of Food
  • Recipe and Product Development
  • Culinary Education

Selected Works:

  • Tsui, E., Deutsch, J., Patinella, S. and Freudenberg, N. (accepted) "Missed Opportunities for Improving Nutrition through Institutional Food: The Case for Food Worker Training" American Journal of Public Health.
  • Mahadevan, M., Feldman, C., Deutsch, J., and Ruzsilla, J. (2012). “Organizational Barriers to Health Behaviors of Restaurant Chefs in Suburban New Jersey: A Qualitative Pilot Study, Health Behavior & Public Health. ISSN 2146-9334
  • Deutsch, J. (2010). “Culinary Improvisation,” Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students (CARTS). 11, 9.
  • Deutsch, J. (2010, Spring). “Teaching the Middle Third and Community Tuba,” ITEA Journal.37 (3), 47 – 49.
  • Deutsch, J. (2008, Winter). “Building Food Community at the Community College: Teaching More than Technique,” The Snail, 14 – 15.
  • Deutsch, J. and Miller, J.  (2007, November).  “Food Studies: A Multidisciplinary Guide to the Literature,” Bibliographic Essay, Choice, 393 - 401.
  • Borgese, A., Deutsch, J. and Winkler, C.  (2004).  A Multi-faceted Approach to Leadership Education: CUNY’s Institute for Virtual Enterprise.  Journal of Leadership Education, 3 (3), 38 – 43.  Download available (PDF)
  • Miller, J., Deutsch, J., and Sealey-Ruiz, Y. (2005, Winter).  Food Studies as a Mechanism for Advancing Multicultural Education in Hospitality Programs.  Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education.  ISSN 1096-3758
  • Deutsch, J.  (2004, March).  Barbecue Team.  Slow, 47, 22 – 25, Download available (PDF)
  • Deutsch, J. (2004).  “‘Eat Me Up’: Spoken Voice and Food Voice in an Urban Firehouse,” Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 1 (1), 27 - 36.
  • Deutsch, J. (2004, Winter).  “Chunky Soup: The Sumotori Diet,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, 4 (1), 47 - 53.  Selected as sample article, available online at http://www.gastronomica.org/gastro/pages/sample4.1.html


  • Deutsch, J. and Elias, M. (in press). Barbecue: A Global History. Reaktion.
  • Deutsch, J. and Murakhver, N. Eds. (2012).  They Eat That? A Cultural Encyclopedia of “Weird” Foods from Around the World.  ABC-CLIO.
  • Miller, J. and Deutsch, J. (2010) Food Studies.  Berg.
  • Deutsch, J. and Billingsley, S. (2010) Culinary Improvisation: Skill Building Beyond the Mystery Basket Exercise. Pearson.
  • Hauck-Lawson, A. and Deutsch, J. (Eds.) (2008). Gastropolis: Food and New York City.  New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-13653-2
  • Deutsch, J. and Saks, R. D. (2008) Jewish American Food Culture, Greenwood.  Paperback edition (2010), Bison Books: University of Nebraska Press.


  • Liberman, V. and Deutsch, J. (2012). “Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management,” in Albala, K. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook to Food Studies. Routledge.
  • Deutsch, J. and Miller, J. (in press). Where’s the Beef? Putting the Food into Food Studies, in Pilcher, J. (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Food History. Oxford University Press.
  • Deutsch, J. (2012) “’Please pass the chicken tits’: Rethinking men and cooking in an urban firehouse,” in Counihan, C. and Williams-Forson, P. (Eds.) Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World, Routledge, pp. 265-278. ISBN 978-0-415-88855-4
  • Contributor to Shadix, Kyle and Stokes, Miton (2011).  Launching Your Dietetics Career, American Dietetic Association. ISBN 0880914394
  • Deutsch, J. (2011). Swine by Design: Travels with a Competition Barbecue Team, in Veteto, J. R. and Maclin, E.M. The Slaw and the Slow Cooked: An Anthropology of Mid-South Barbecue. Vanderbilt University Press.
  • Deutsch, J.  (2006).  “Food with Nutritional Appeal,” “Cooking and Eating More Healthfully,” Chapters published in National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Competency Guide: Nutrition.  Prentice Hall.
Jonathan Deutsch
Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.
School: Goodwin College of Professional Studies
Telephone: 215-571-4461
Email: jdeutsch@drexel.edu
Fax: 215-895-2426
Office: Paul Peck Problem-Solving and Research Building, Room 110