Dr. Sacks is currently director of undergraduate studies (DUS) for Food Science. He also previously served (2014-2017) as DUS and chair of the undergraduate teaching committee for the interdisciplinary enology and viticulture major (VIEN). Students interested in a VIEN major can look here.
Dr. Sacks teaches two courses as part of the VIEN major, cross-listed with Food Science (FDSC)
- Wines & Grapes: Analysis and Composition (FDSC 2400 / VIEN 2400, 3 cr) – intermediate-level undergraduate course on common and emerging analytical practices in the grape and wine industries
- Wine & Grape Flavor Chemistry (FDSC 4400 / VIEN 4400, 3 cr) – upper level course on flavor chemistry, primarily through the lens of wine
He also teaches FDSC 1101 (1 cr), Science and Technology of Foods, aka “The Ice Cream Course”