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Department of Viticulture and Enology


Dr. Jim KennedyDr. Jim Kennedy

Kennedy held dual positions leading the Fresno State Viticulture and Enology Department and Viticulture and Enology Research Center for five years starting in September 2010 through 2015.

After retiring from the university, he has served as president of the Constellations Brands Polyphenolics (2015-19) and as consultant for Functional Phenolics since November 2019.

Prior to his work at Fresno State, he served one year as a chemistry research manager at the Australian Wine Research Institute (2009-10), and nearly eight years as an associate professor at Oregon State University (July 2001 through March 2009).