John Floros

Dean, College of Agriculture
Director, K-State Research and Extension

John FlorosRenowned food scientist and academic leader John Floros became dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension in August 2012. Since then, he has led the development of a strategic plan for Vision 2025, and guided the College of Agriculture to record student enrollments, and K-State Research and Extension to record high grant funding.

His research specialties include the application of chemical engineering science, applied mathematics and industrial statistics to the field of food process engineering and packaging. He has written more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and other publications.

Floros' research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private industry. He has been a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the American Society for Quality Control. He served as president for the Institute of Food Technologists, the leading professional organization in the food science discipline.

Before coming to K-State, Floros served as professor and head of the department of food science at Pennsylvania State University. He also served as a professor at Purdue University and worked as an international industry consultant for more than 25 years.

Floros earned a combined bachelor's/master’s degree in food science and technology from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, and a doctorate in food science and technology from the University of Georgia.

Floros can be contacted at 785-532-7137 or