Dr. Askew is Professor Emeritus of Nutrition in the College of Health at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. He lectures on aspects of metabolism, sports nutrition, nutrition for environmental extremes and conducts research on nutrition and human performance. He received his Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from the Institute of Nutrition, Michigan State University. Prior to his current position at the University of Utah, he was Chief of Military Nutrition Research for the U.S. Army at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine. He has served as a member of the United States Olympic Committee Nutrition Advisory panel, as a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee on Food Safety and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Committee on Military Nutrition.