Director and Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative
Dr. John Spink has earned his Ph.D. from the Michigan State University School of Packaging in 2009 with a Dissertation topic focused on anti-counterfeit risk assessment (title: Analysis of Counterfeit Risks and Development of a Counterfeit Product Risk Model). Earlier he earned his BS and MS from the School of Packaging in 1988 and 1991. Between his MS and Ph.D., he worked 14 years in industry with 11 years in and around packaging for Chevron Corporation.
His MSU teaching activities include developing and teaching School of Packaging PKG listed online graduate courses in “Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection,” “Packaging for Food Safety,” and the online Food Safety program listed “Quantifying Food Risk.” He also co-developed the two MSU Department of Public Health online graduate courses of basic and advanced “Counterfeit Medicines and Public Health Introduction. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. His current teaching responsibilities include the undergraduate required course of “Introduction to Supply Chain Management” which integrates procurement, operations management, logistics and distribution, as well a customer service and overall supply chains risks that include counterfeits.