Dr. Tom Brumm
- Associate Director
- Mary and Charles Sukup Global Professor in Food Security
Dr. Tom Brumm, the Mary and Charles Sukup Global Professor in Food Security in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU). He is an Associate Director for CSRL, promoting appropriate postharvest technology to reduce crop and food losses after harvest. Dr. Brumm's disciplinary research and outreach efforts focus on post-harvest technology, especially for developing countries. He is a faculty leader for Iowa State’s service learning student program in Uganda. He is a leader in assessment, learning communities and competency-based learning at Iowa State, incorporating these activities into engineering and technology curricula. He has extensive experience teaching online and managing online course delivery programs. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State, and his Master’s degree from Purdue University, both in Agricultural Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State in 1990 in Agricultural Engineering with a minor in Chemical Engineering. He worked for nine years in the seed industry before joining the Iowa State faculty in 2000.