Project Manager, Olathe/Kansas City
Sensory and Consumer Research Center
22201 W. Innovation Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061
Marianne Swaney-Stueve has 15 years of experience in sensory and consumer research. She is considered an industry expert in conducting youth research (both qualitative and quantitative) and has experience testing a wide array of food and non-food products. Prior to joining Kansas State University, Marianne was a consultant at InsightsNow, responsible for managing consumer research projects for Fortune 50 clients. She was at International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) for 9 years. During this time, she launched a global youth program where she trained researchers on how to apply best practices when conducting youth tests. As global director of sensory and consumer insights at IFF, Marianne led an international team, standardized research methodologies across multiple departments and represented the sensory and consumer research team with global clients. Marianne is excited to work for Kansas State University where she can pull experience from each of her different positions to build and manage the Sensory and Consumer Research Center as well as prepare students for the industry by teaching graduate-level capstone classes.
Marianne holds a master's degree from the University of California Davis. She earned her doctorate from the University of Missouri, studying the differences in perception and sensory testing with children.