Professor — Agriculture
MOST RECENT/NOTABLE PUBLISHED WORK
WHAT AREA DO YOU TEACH?
Soil science and agronomy
Ph.D., 1982, Mississippi State University, Soil Chemistry Major, Chemistry Minor.
M.S., 1980, Mississippi State University, Soils Major
B.S., 1976, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Soils Major
B.S., 1973, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Chemistry and Mathematics Majors
YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING:
I believe that agronomy is a blend of science, business and experiences related to the culture of crops and the soils that supports them. A good practicing agronomist-soil scientist must integrate these principles into a mode of thinking to become a good diagnostician and producer of food and fiber.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO TEACH?
I enjoy welcoming students to my discipline and mentoring them as functional soil and plant scientists
CPSS=certified professional soil scientist
Research focus across multiple aspects of soil science and agronomy
Visiting Egypt to improve rice production
Visiting Greece to improve dry bean production
Governor's Award for Excellence in Education (2014)
ORGANIZATION WITH WHICH YOU ARE INVOLVED
Soil Science Society America
Soil and Water Conservation Society
National Association of Black Journalists
Missouri Association of Professional Soil Scientists
BEST ADVICE FOR STUDENTS
Faculty are on your side. Come visit us.