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Interim Dean and Interim Director School of Natural Resources & Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Other PO Box 757140 Fairbanks AK 99775-7140
Work Phone: 907-474-7620 Work Fax: 907-474-6184 Website: Visit Website
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Associate Dean, Bart Cardon-Academic Programs and Career Development Professor, Nutritional Sciences Adjunct Professor, Arizona Research Labs Professor, BIO5 Institute University of ArizonaCALS Career & Acad Svcs
Work PO Box 210036 University of Arizona Forbes (#36), Room 201 Tucson AZ 85721 USA
Work Phone: 520-621-3612

Currently professor and head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Dr. Winzerling is also a Registered Dietitian. She holds a B.S. in biological science and a doctorate in nutritional science from the UA and completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Arizona Research Laboratories. Her research has been cross disciplinary in the fields of entomology and human nutrition.

Dr. Winzerling has extensive teaching, mentoring and advising experience at the UA, beginning in 1980 in Nutritional Sciences. Under her leadership over the past four years, the Nutritional Sciences Department has launched a new distance education program. As a former co-chair of a complex graduate program, Dr. Winzerling has a firsthand understanding of the issues involved in offering and sustaining academic degree programs. She will work with CALS unit heads and others in the college and across campus to strengthen and enhance career-oriented undergraduate and graduate education for all students in CALS.

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Dean Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and TechnologyCalifornia State University-Fresno
Other 2415 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S, AS-79 Fresno CA 93704-8033
Work Phone: 559-278-2061 Work Fax: 559-278-4496 Website: http://www.ucinthevalley.org/
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Dean Cal PolyCollege of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Home Agricultural Science Building Room 211 San Luis Obispo CA 93407 USA
Work Phone: 805-756-2161

Andrew J. Thulin began his role as dean of Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) in June 2014, after serving as interim dean for the prior year. Prior to his current role, Thulin concurrently directed strategic initiatives for the university and served as head of CAFES’ Animal Science Department. Under his 15-year leadership, the Animal Science Department implemented a new strategic vision that led to a significant expansion of facilities, faculty and staff. Graduation rates increased to nearly 90 percent, and more than $16 million was raised for new laboratories and the construction of a new Beef Center, Animal Nutrition Center and Meat Processing Center, among others. Before joining Cal Poly in 1998, Thulin managed technology development at Cargill, Inc., the nation’s largest private company. His responsibilities included spearheading new international business ventures and deploying new technologies to bring greater efficiencies and increased profitability to the company. Prior to joining Cargill, Inc., Thulin was a professor at Michigan State University, where he held a three-way appointment in extension, teaching and research.

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Executive Associate Dean College of Natural ResourcesUniversity of California-Berkeley
Other 101 Giannini Hall Berkeley CA 94720
Work Phone: 510-642-7171 Work Fax: 510-642-4612 Website: http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/


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Associate Dean - Undergraduate Academic Programs College of Agricultural & Environmental SciencesUniversity of California-Davis
Other 376C Briggs Hall Davis CA 95616
Work Phone: 530-752-3799 Work Fax: 530-752-4789 Website: http://www.aes.ucdavis.edu/
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Vice-President - Academic Programs & Strategic Initiatives; Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station & Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesUniversity of California-Systemwide
Other 1111 Franklin St., 10th Floor Oakland CA 94607-5200
Work Phone: 510-987-9359 Work Fax: 510-832-8612 Website: Visit Website
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Associate Dean of Academic Affairs College of Agricultural SciencesColorado State University
Other 121 Shepardson Fort Collins CO 80523
Work Phone: 970-491-0668 Work Fax: 970-491-4895 Website: Visit Website



Nancy has been Associate Dean since May 2005 and loves being an advocate for students! She is an animal nutritionist by training and her passion beyond students/teaching is a flock of wool sheep she raises with her husband Steve. You can find out more about those BEAUTIFUL sheep at http://www.aniroonz.com

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Dean & Director Land Grant ProgramCollege of Micronesia
Other PO Box 1179 Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941
Work Phone: 691-320-2462 Work Fax: 691-320-2242 Website: http://www.comlandgrant.org/
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Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences & Director, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center & Guam Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture & Life SciencesUniversity of Guam
Other Experiment UOG Station Mangilao GU 96923
Work Phone: 671-735-2002 Work Fax: 671-735-6842 Website: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/CollegeofNaturalScience.aspx?siteid=2&p=20


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Associate Dean College of Tropical Agriculture & Human ResourcesUniversity of Hawaii
Other 3050 Maile Way Honolulu HI 96822
Work Phone: 808-956-6697 Work Fax: 808-956-3706 Website: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/

Charles M. Kinoshita, PE, PhD, has been Principal Investigator for numerous  projects involving conversion of biomass into fuels and higher-valued products, bioremediation, physical and biological sequestration of carbon dioxide, and other projects dealing with renewable energy, the environment, and workforce  development. He teaches or has taught courses in transport phenomena, thermosciences, and engineering design, and has trained practicing engineers.

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Director & Interim Dean College of Agriculture & Life SciencesUniversity of Idaho
Other Ag. Sci. 52 Moscow ID 83844-2337
Work Phone: 208-885-5883 Work Fax: 208-885-6654 Website: Visit Website

Associate Dean since 2004, John loves working with students. He is an Agricultural Economist, specializing in Agribusiness Management. Prior to returning to school, he worked in industry for Ralston Purina. He is active in Boy Scouts and Barbershop singing and has a passion for collecting Lionel trains.

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Land Grant ProgramCollege of Micronesia
Other Majuro MH 96960
Work Phone: 692-625-3394 Work Fax: 692-625-7203
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Assistant Dean for Academic Programs College of AgricultureMontana State University
Other P.O. Box 172860 202 Linfield Hall Bozeman MT 59717-2860
Work Phone: 406-994-5745
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Associate Dean & Director for Academic Programs College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental SciencesNew Mexico State University
Other MSC 3169 Las Cruces NM 88003-8001
Work Phone: 575-646-1120 Work Fax: 575-646-5975 Website: http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/aes/
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Assocaite Dean of Resident Instruction University of NevadaDepartment of CABNR/NAES
Work University of Nevada Mail Stop 221 1664 North Virginia Street Reno NV 89557
Work Phone: 775-784-1095


B.Sc. Biochemistry, 1985 University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Biology, 1996 Michigan State University


Rubber Biosynthesis

The goal of this project is to determine how natural rubber is synthesized in plants. Natural rubber is required for the manufacture of thousands of products needed in daily life. Due to its superior performance properties, natural rubber is an irreplaceable material in the manufacture of many products, such as automobile and aircraft tires. Surprisingly, even with its high economic and strategic importance, the biosynthesis of rubber has been poorly characterized. Move than fifty years of biochemical experimentation has so far failed to identify the proteins required for rubber biosynthesis in plants. This is primarily due to the fact that the membrane associated rubber biosynthetic machinery is resistant to purification by classic biochemical methods. To circumvent this problem, proteomics, genomics and reverse genetic analyses will be used to functionally identify the genes/proteins required for rubber biosynthesis from two hyper-producing rubber species, guayule (Parthenium argentatum) and Russian dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz). The novel approach used here represents the most rapid means of advancing our knowledge of rubber biosynthesis in plants and will lead to identification of genes/proteins that regulate the quantity and quality of natural rubber.

The gene-based resources generated from this research will be used for the improvement of current rubber producing crops and the development of alternative rubber producing domestic crops through genetic engineering and molecular breeding approaches. The development of domestic rubber producing crops will provide a number of benefits to the American public including: 1) decreased dependence on imported natural rubber, 2) the creation of a new high value commodity crops for the American farmer, 3) the generation of a hypoallergenic alternatives to Hevea derived rubber for persons with latex allergies and 4) decreased dependence on petroleum for the synthesis of synthetic polymers.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Biosynthesis In Plants

Thiamin (Vitamin B1) deficiencies in humans can lead to a condition known as Beriberi that is manifested by severe neurological disorders and a general wasting phenomenon. This disease is primarily associated with poverty-stricken populations of developing countries whose diets subsist primarily of polished grain products such as polished rice or bleached wheat flour. A sustainable solution to thiamin deficiencies in humans would be to increase the nutritional content of staple food crops that endogenous populations of the world commonly consume. By genetic engineering crops for increased thiamin, it should be possible to positively impact the nutritional needs of the global population. Unfortunately, the major impediment to this effort is a current lack of knowledge pertaining to the biosynthesis of thiamin in plants. We are using a combination of biochemical, molecular, and genomic-based approaches to dissect the regulatory mechanisms controlling thiamin biosynthesis in plants. The increased biosynthetic knowledge obtained through our research will be important for the rational design of crops engineered for elevated thiamin levels for improved human and animal nutrition.

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Associate Dean of Academic Programs College of AgricultureUtah State University
Other 4800 Old Main Hill Logan UT 84322-4800
Work Phone: 435-797-2104 Work Fax: 435-797-2379 Website: http://agx.usu.edu/agx/

Educational Background:
– Registered Dietitian
– B.S. degree in Dietetics Program, Utah State University
– M.S. degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences, Utah State University

Research Interests:
– Food Service Management
– Food Safety: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
– Sports Nutrition
– School food service

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Executive Associate Dean, Academic Programs College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource SciencesWashington State University
Other Hulbert 423b Pullman WA 99164-6243
Work Phone: 509-335-4562 Website: Visit Website
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Associate Dean & Director College of Agriculture & Natural ResourcesUniversity of Wyoming
Other PO Box 3354 Laramie WY 82071
Work Phone: 307-766-4135 Work Fax: 307-760-4030

Formerly entomology professor and Chair, Texas Tech University, Director, TTU Center, Junction. Since 1986 served as Head, Department of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences, Founding Director of the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, and now Associate Dean, University of Wyoming with the creed, “Students: The Reason We’re Here.”

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