Adrienne E.H. Shearer


Instruction and Outreach

Professional Affiliations



Book Chapters:

Shearer, A.E.H., Kniel, K.E., Chen, H., and D.G. Hoover. In press. High pressure effects on viruses, In High Pressure Processing of Food – Principles, Technology and Applications. V.M. Balasubramaniam, G.V. Barbosa-Cánovas, and H.L.M. Lelieveld (eds). Springer. New York, NY.

Kniel, K.E. and A.E.H. Shearer. In press. Berry contamination: Outbreaks and contamination issues, In The Produce Contamination Problem, second ed. G. Sapers, E. Solomon, and K.R. Matthews (eds). Elsevier Inc.

Kniel, K.E. and A.E.H. Shearer. 2009. Berry contamination: Outbreaks and contamination issues, In The Produce Contamination Problem. G. Sapers, E. Solomon, and K.R. Matthews (eds). Elsevier Inc.  pp. 271-305.

Refereed Journals:

Shearer, A.E.H., Hoover, D.G, and K.E. Kniel. 2014. Effect of bacterial cell-free supernatants on infectivity of norovirus surrogates. J. Food Prot.  77(1): 145-149.

Shearer, A.E.H., Snider, S. and K.E. Kniel. 2014. Implementation and assessment of novel food safety educational materials for secondary and post-secondary education. J. Food Sci. Ed. 13(1): 4-11.

Shearer, A.E.H., Snider, S. and K.E. Kniel. 2013. Development, dissemination, and preimplementation evaluation of food safety educational materials for secondary education J. Food Sci. Ed. 12(2): 28-37.

Ye, M., Huang, Y., Neetoo, H., Shearer, A. E.H. and H. Chen. 2011. Influence of growth conditions on pressure resistance of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oysters and the optimization of post-pressure treatment recovery conditions J. Food Prot. 74(5):751-758.
Shearer, A.E.H., Neetoo, H.S. and H. Chen. 2010. Effect of growth and recovery temperatures on pressure resistance of Listeria monocytogenes. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 136: 359-363.
Shearer, A.E.H. and K. E. Kniel. 2009. High hydrostatic pressure for development of vaccines. J. Food Prot. 72(7): 1500-1508.
Kural, A.G., Shearer, A.E.H., Kingsley, D.H. and H. Chen. 2008. Pressure inactivation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oysters – the influence of pressure level and treatment temperature. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 127: 1-5.
Sharma, M., Shearer, A.E.H., Hoover, D. G., Solomon, M. B., Liu, M.N. and K. E. Kniel. 2008. Comparison of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic pressure to inactivate foodborne viruses. Innov. Food Sci. and Emerg. Technol. 9: 418-422.
Kniel, K.E., Shearer, A.E.H., Cascarino, J.L., Wilkins, G.C. and M.C. Jenkins. 2007. High hydrostatic pressure and UV light treatment of produce contaminated with Eimeria acervulina as a Cyclospora cayetanensis surrogate. J. Food Prot. 70(12): 2837-2842.
Shearer, A.E.H., Wilkins, G.C., Jenkins, M.C. and K. E. Kniel. 2007. Effects of high hydrostatic pressure on Eimeria acervulina pathogenicity, immunogenicity and structural integrity. Innov. Food Sci. and Emerg. Technol. 8: 259-268.
Shearer, A.E.H. and C.G. Davies. 2005. Physicochemical properties of freshly baked and stored whole wheat muffins with and without flaxseed meal. J. Food Quality 28: 50-66.
Strapp, C.M., Shearer, A.E.H. and R.D. Joerger. 2003. Survey of retail alfalfa sprouts and mushrooms for the presence of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Listeria with BAXä, and evaluation of this polymerase chain reaction-based system with experimentally contaminated samples. J. Food Prot. 66(2): 182-187.
Shearer, A.E.H., Chuyate, R., Mazzotta, A.S. and D. Gombas. 2002. Heat resistance of juice spoilage microorganisms. J. Food Prot. 65(8): 1271-1275.
Shearer, A.E.H., Strapp, C. and R.D. Joerger. 2001. Evaluation of a polymerase chain reaction–based system for detection of Salmonella Enteritidis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria spp., and Listeria monocytogenes on fresh fruits and vegetables. J. Food Prot. 64(6): 788-795.
Shearer, A.E.H., Dunne, C.P., Sikes, A., and D.G. Hoover. 2000. Bacterial spore inhibition and inactivation in foods by pressure, chemical preservatives, and mild heat. J. Food Prot. 63(11): 1503-1510.
Shearer, A.E.H., Paik, J.S., Hoover, D.G., Haynie, S.L. and M.J. Kelley. 2000. Potential of an antibacterial ultraviolet-irradiated nylon film. Biotech. Bioeng. 67(2): 141-146.

Other Publications:

Video, case studies, and web games: Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation, Materials for Secondary Science Education. 2010. ( Shearer, A.E.H., K.E. Kniel and S. Snider.


Contact Information
Adrienne E.H. Shearer

Associate Scientist

015 Townsend Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-0115
Fax number: (302) 831-2822