Master of International Policy (MIP)

Dr. Paton is an Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Georgia and he is a Civil Affairs officer in the US Army Reserve. His focus in the MIP program is on security, (counter)terrorism, and deterrence.


BS, Michigan State University

MS, Michigan State University

PhD, University of Maryland College Park

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

UGA Obesity Initiative advisory board

Councilor, American Physiological Society, Endocrinology & Metabolism section


American Physiological Society

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

American Society for Nutrition

Course Instruction

FDST/NUTR 8150: Food an Nutritional Biochemistry

FDST 4070/6070: Nutritional Quality of Food

NUTR 4220/6220: Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport

FDST 7030E: Food Biochemical Reactions

FDST 7180E: Value added Marketing

Research Interests

Food, nutrition, and security; Foreign malign influence; Great power competition

Selected Publications