Institute Coordination

Institute Coordination

Contact Us

Institute Faculty and Staff

Seth DeBolt

Institute Director

(859) 257-8654 seth.debolt@uky.edu James B. Beam Institute for KY Spirits 1320 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546

Brad Berron

Research Director

(859) 257-2791 brad.berron@uky.edu James B. Beam Institute for KY Spirits 1320 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546

Danielle Jostes

Philanthropy Director

(859) 257-1207 danielle.jostes@uky.edu Cooper House 1312 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546

Czarena Crofcheck

Professor & DWBS Certificate Advisor

(859) 218-4349 crofcheck@uky.edu 213 C.E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546-0276

Ilka Balk

Associate Director

(859) 218-6655 ilka.balk@uky.edu James B. Beam Institute for KY Spirits 1320 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546

Glenna Joyce

Head Distiller

glenna.joyce@uky.edu James B. Beam Institute for KY Spirits 1320 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546

Kevin Baldridge

Craft Sustainability Coordinator

K.B@uky.edu 1320 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546

Faculty Fellows

The Institute brings together a group of 70 researchers across campus - and across the country - who are working together to tackle issues relevant to distillation, wine and brewing studies. Areas include environmental sustainability, biotechnology, packaging, business, public health and much more.

Meet our Faculty Fellows

Interested in becoming a Beam Institute Faculty Fellow? Complete the application form here.


Contact Information

Seth DeBolt, Ph.D.
Director

309 Plant Science Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312

beaminstitute@uky.edu