Dr. Wagner, Professor of Biological Sciences, received a B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Biology from CWU in 1991 where he gained interest biochemistry and fermentation. Then he attended Oregon State University where he obtained a PhD in Genetics and further developed an appreciation for the diversity of northwest beers. In 2001, he accepted a position as in the Biological Sciences and taught a couple of courses in Biological Fermentation that focused on all fermentation processes from cheese to wine. About six years ago he helped developed the Craft Beer Trade certificate program and served as an advisor for the program and taught Biochemistry of Brewing and Brewing Microbiology. Then in 2014 developed the curriculum for the B.S. Craft Brewing Program, an interdisciplinary program in the College of Sciences, the first B.S. Craft Brewing degree to be offered in the US. Currently, he is Director of the Craft Brewing Program and has a sabbatical planned for spring 2016 to study gene expression in yeast in relation to hop flavor metabolism at the Technical University of Munich, the world’s oldest brewing school.
ROGER BEARDSLEYPE: Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Washington.
Roger co-founded of The Roslyn Brewing Company, a microbrewery in Roslyn WA, where he was employed from 1990 to 2004. Currently, Mr. Beardsley teaches IET 360 Brew Process Technology as well as classes in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer in the Mechanical Engineering Technology department at Central Washington University.
KATIE KUNTZB.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 2012.
Currently the Program Assistant in the office of Continuing Education, Katie began assisting the program in 2014 and is now the primary contact for Craft Brewing by handling all administrative, promotional and program support. She developed a love for craft beer (& the art of craft beer labels!) upon moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2013.
DAN LEEMBA, Schulich School – York University, Toronto (Real Estate Finance), 1994.
Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C. (Biology)
Dan Lee is currently the founder and CEO of Odin Brewing Company in Seattle, WA. Prior to starting the company over 5 years ago, Dan spent over 15 years in various marketing and leadership positions at companies such as Philips Electronics (Sonicare), Miller Brewing Company, S.C. Johnson and Son Inc. and Canadian Tire Corp. Dan Lee teaches RMT 320 Merchandising Management for the Microbrewer. His interests are history, skiing, golf, hockey, and beer, of course.
Ph.D. University of Oregon, Eugene (Biochemistry), 2009.
Johnson Ph.D. University of Tennessee (Botany), 1997.