Nebraska Authors

Brian Wansink

Born Sioux City, IA (USA)

Wansink has served as Executive Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and as the John S. Dyson professor of marketing, and director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Cornell University. He received an Ig Nobel Prize in 2007, and various controversies about the quality of his research data have been widely reported in the press. He attended Wayne State College in Nebraska but is not known to be a Nebraska author.

Places Lived

Sioux City, IA
Ithaca, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Marketing; Diet


Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, 1982, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE


Professor of Marketing
Executive Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Places Worked

Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Executive Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Ignobel Prize, 2007


Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. 2007.
Slim by Design : Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life. 2014.

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