Dr. Montville earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
A New Jersey native, he has served as Chairman of the Department and Director of the Graduate Program in Food Science and currently holds the academic rank of Distinguished Professor. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and 8 books in the areas of food safety microbiology, fermentation biotechnology, mechanistic action of antimicrobial proteins, antimicrobial resistance, and protecting the food supply from bioterrorism. This research has been supported by more than two million dollars in grant funding. As Senior Editor of the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, he invites the submission of papers in the area of food microbiology.
Dr. Montville "at the bench" and with his (now former) students on graduation day. Left to right: Kshitij Modi, Hyun-Jung Chung, Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta, "Doc", Dr. Karen Winkowski and Dr. Yuhuan Chen.