University Ombudsman's Bio

R. H. "Hart" Bailey, M.S., Ph.D, CFS

R. H. “Hart” Bailey has been on faculty at Mississippi State University (MSU) since 1998. A native Mississippian, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture /Dairy Science in 1975 and his Masters of Science in Food Science and Technology in 1977, both from MSU. He worked in private business in the food and agriculture industry before earning his Doctor of Philosophy in Toxicology in 1994 from Texas A&M University. Dr. Bailey worked as a research scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service before joining the faculty at MSU.

While at State he has earned the rank of Associate Professor and Professor doing teaching, research and outreach in the area of food safety at the state, national, and international level. In the area of University service he has served on numerous committees, was a member of the Faculty Senate for six years, serving one term as vice president and two terms as president, and chaired the President Mark Keenum’s Select Committee on Efficiencies and Innovations (SCEI).  Hart is an associate member of the International Ombudsman’s Association as well as various other professional societies and organizations.