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Dr. Stephen E. Lumor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology for the Food Science Program.



Assistant Professor – Food Science Program
Department of Human Ecology
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE19901
(302) 857-6422

Stephen E. Lumor, Ph.D., is an assistant professor (food chemistry) in the Department of Human Ecology, Delaware State University. Dr. Lumor’s research interests include lipid oxidation and shelf-life assessment of polyunsaturated oils; antioxidants from tropical plants; shelf-life modeling; low-cholesterol dairy products; and functional products from lipids. Before joining the faculty at Delaware State, Dr. Lumor was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota. At the University, Dr. Lumor worked on the development of chemical and biochemical methods for rapid detection and inactivation of warfare agents in food. His work at the University yielded four peer-reviewed articles.

 A native of Keta, Ghana, Dr. Lumor obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ghana. In 2003, Dr. Lumor moved to the United States to further his education, pursuing a Master’s and Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Dr. Lumor investigated the synthesis of trans-free structured lipids for use as alternatives to partially hydrogenated fat in margarine formulation. This work resulted in seven peer-reviewed publications and eight presentations at international meetings.



Samuel Sojourner, Ashley Murphy and Peta-Gay Jackson operating a gas chromatograph


·      Lipid oxidation and shelf-life assessment of polyunsaturated oils

·      Antioxidants from tropical plants

·      Low-cholesterol dairy products

·      Shelf-life modeling

·      Functional products from lipids

Polymers, moisture barrier edible coatings, etc.         

·      Food Defense

·      New Product Development



Graduate students Adelo Salako and Anh Nguyen analyzing HPLC data