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Fred Schlutt Vice-Provost, Extension and Outreach & Director, Cooperative Extension Service University of Alaska
Work P.O. Box 756500 Fairbanks AK 99775-6500 USA
Work Phone: 907-474-7246

Higher Education administrator with a strong proven track record at creating strategic partnerships and progressive expansion that impact the bottom line and expand the scope and reach of programs. Strong fund development background with experience in capital campaigns. Innovative leader with demonstrated ability to build teams and facilitate organizational change.

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Stephen Sparrow 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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Dr. Daniel Aga Dean & Director American Samoa Community CollegeCommunity & Natural Resources Division
Home P.O. Box 5319 Pago Pago AS 96799 USA
Work Phone: (0111) (684) 699-1575 Work Fax: (0111) (684) 5011
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Shane C. Burgess Dean College of Agriculture & Life SciencesUniversity of Arizona
Other Forbes Building, Room 306 1140 E. South Campus Drive Tucson AZ 85721-0036
Work Phone: 520-621-7621

Shane C. Burgess, director of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology at Mississippi State University, has been appointed the new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Burgess succeeds Eugene G. Sander, who recently retired as dean and vice provost and will serve as UA president beginning Aug. 1, while the Arizona Board of Regents searches for a new chief executive.

A native of New Zealand, Burgess has worked around the world as a practicing veterinarian and scientist. Currently, he is the associate dean for strategic initiatives and economic development in MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a professor in the department of basic sciences in the vet school.

His areas of expertise include cancer biology, virology, proteomics, immunology and bioinformatics. Since 1997 he has written 110 peer-reviewed publications.

The first in his family to earn college degree, Burgess graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1989 with a degree in veterinary science, and in 1998 with a doctoral degree in virology and immunology from the University of Bristol in England. After graduating, he spent several years working in and managing veterinary clinical practices in Australia and the UK, including horses, farm animals, pets, wild and zoo animals, and emergency medicine and surgery.

He also managed an aquaculture facility in Scotland and did a radiology residency at Murdoch University in Perth in western Australia, where he also was a founder of Perth’s first emergency veterinary clinic.

Burgess joined the UK World Reference Laboratory for Exotic Diseases during the 2001 foot and mouth disease crisis, where he led the data compilation and reporting office. For his efforts he was awarded the Institute for Animal Health Director’s Award for Service.

In 2002, Burgess became a professor in the department of basic sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State, teaching immunology and virology. His duties there grew to include serving as the director of the MSU Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology.

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William (Bill) Frost Associate Vice President University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR)
Home 2801 Second Street Davis CA 95618-7774 USA
Work Phone: 530-750-1312
Ph.D. Rangeland Management, University of Arizona. 1986
M.S. Range Science, University of California, Davis. 1981
B.S. Range and Wildlands Science, University of California, Davis. 1979
Areas of Expertise:
  • Range
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Management of Range Resources
  • Research and Extension Centers
  • Natural Resources
  • Hardwood Rangelands
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Dr. Helene R. Dillard Dean and Director of AES University of California-DavisCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Home One Shields Ave CA&ES Dean's Office Davis CA 95616-8571 USA
Work Phone: (530) 752-1605

Dean Dillard is a plant pathologist whose research has been focused on the biology and epidemiology of fungal plant pathogens and sustainable management of plant diseases.

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Andrew J Thulin 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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Marylynn V Yates Dean University of California, RiversideCollege of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Home 0305 College Bldg. No University of California Riverside CA 92521 USA
Work Phone: 951-827-3101

Specific areas of research include: developing and improving methods to detect microorganisms in environmental samples (e.g., water, wastewater, biosolids, and soil) using traditional cultural methods as well as molecular methods; developing methods to assess the vulnerability of ground water to fecal contamination using bacteriophages; examining the factors that control the persistence of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment; assessing the potential for microbial contamination of ground water using both laboratory soil columns and field tracer studies; assessing the efficacy of water, wastewater, and biosolids treatment processes to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms; and assessing the potential for the use of mathematical models to predict the survival and transport of microorganisms in soil-water systems.

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J. Keith Gilless Dean & Associate Director AES/CE University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR)University of California-Berkeley
Other 101 Giannini Hall Berkeley CA 94720
Work Phone: 510-642-7171 Work Fax: 510-642-4612 Website: Visit Website

Dean Gilless holds appointments in his College’s Departments of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Agricultural and Resource Economics. He is a forest economist by training, and his research program has been focused on forest management, wildland  fire protection, trade in forest products, regional economics, and international development.

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Michael D. Lairmore UC Davis School of Vet Med Dean and Associate Director AES/CE University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR)University of California-Davis, School of Vet Med
Home Dean's Office 112 Surge IV Davis CA 95616 USA
Work Phone: 530-752-1361

Veterinary pathology, microbiology, and immunology: Pathogenesis of retroviral diseases especially deltaretroviruses; bovine leukemia virus and human t-cell leukemia virus

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Marylynn V. Yates UC Riverside CNAS Associate Director, AES/CE Agriculture & Natural ResourcesUniversity of California-Riverside
Other 312 Science Laboratoroes I Riverside CA 92521
Work Phone: 951-827-2358

Dr. Yates conducts research in the area of water and wastewater microbiology. Her research focuses on assessing the potential for the contamination of water by human pathogenic microorganisms. As the intentional use of reclaimed water and biosolids (which may contain pathogenic microorganisms) increases, it is necessary to understand the potential impacts of these practices on public health

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Barbara Allen-Diaz 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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Craig Beyrouty Dean and Director College of Agricultural SciencesColorado State University
Other 1101 Campus Delivery 121 Shepardson Fort Collins CO 80523
Work Phone: 970-491-6274 Work Fax: 970-491-4895
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Lou Swanson Vice President for Engagement & Director of Extension Colorado State University
Other 1050 Campus Delivery Fort Collins CO 80523-1050
Work Phone: 970-491-2785

Lou Swanson is the Vice President for Engagement and Director of
Colorado State University Extension. He oversees CSU Extension,
Continuing Education, economic and community development, the Colorado
Water Research Institute, and the Bighorn Leadership Development
Program.

Dr. Swanson, a rural sociologist, obtained his bachelor’s degree in
political science at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, his master’s of
technology in international development from North Carolina State
University and his doctorate in rural sociology from Pennsylvania State
University. He was a professor in the University of Kentucky’s
Department of Sociology before joining CSU in 1997. He has served as
professor and chair of the CSU Sociology Department and associate dean
of the College of Liberal Arts. He has spent the majority of his career
focused on public policy associated with the sociology of agriculture
and rural community studies. A past president of the Rural Sociological
Society, he maintains an active research agenda centered on policy
issues associated with agriculture and rural development and community
change. He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters and
has authored or co-authored six books on rural communities in the United
States. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia, as a Resident
Fellow at Resources for the Future, and in 2009 was recognized as an
Outstanding Alumni in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State
University.

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Singeru Singeo 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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Lee S. Yudin 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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Dr. Maria Gallo Dean & Director University of Hawaii, ManoaCollege of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Home 3050 Maile Way University of Hawaii HI 96822 USA
Work Phone: (808)956-8234 Work Fax: (808)956-9105

Dr. Gallo obtained her bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Cornell University, and her master’s degree in crop science and PhD in genetics from North Carolina State University.

Gallo was a professor and chair of the agronomy department at the University of Florida in Gainesville where she led a research program aimed at improving the performance and quality of tropical energy and agronomic crops. She is the founder of the world’s pioneering programs for sugarcane biotechnology. The enhancement of sugarcane as a bioenergy crop is currently the main thrust of her multi-disciplinary research team.

In addition to being author of numerous publications, Gallo is immediate past president of the Crop Science Society of America and the American Peanut Research and Education Society. Both are prestigious societies in the field of agriculture.

Gallo is also the co-founder and co-director of the University of Florida’s Scientific Thinking and Educational Partnership Program, whose main objective is to establish a nexus for life science researchers and social scientists. The program catalyzes and provides logistical support for the development of quality education and outreach components of grant proposals, enhancing faculty competitiveness in obtaining extramural funding.

In 2012, she was selected to lead the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa as its new dean effective July 16, 2012. Her appointment is for three years.

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John C. Foltz 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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Carl Hacker Land Grant ProgramCollege of Micronesia
Other Majuro MH 96960
Work Phone: 692-625-3394 Work Fax: 692-625-7203
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Biuma Samson Dean Cooperative Research Extension/Land GrantCollege of the Marshall Islands
Other PO Box 1258 Majuro MH 96960 Republic of the Marshall Islands
Work Phone: 692-528-5033/5034 Work Fax: 692-528-4699 Website: Visit Website
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Glenn Duff Interim Dean & Director College of AgricultureMontana State University
Other 202 Linfield Hall PO Box 172860 Bozeman MT 59717-2860
Work Phone: 406-994-3681 Work Fax: 406-994-6579 Website: Visit Website
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Lowell B. Catlett Dean College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental SciencesNew Mexico State University
Other PO Box 30003 MSC 3BF Las Cruces NM 88003
Work Phone: 575-646-1806 Work Fax: 575-646-5975 Website: http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/aes/

 

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William (Bill) Payne Dean and Director of CABNR/NAES University of NevadaCollege of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
Work 1664 N Virginia Street Department of CABNR/NAES University of Nevada Reno NV 89557 USA
Work Phone: 775-784-6237

Dr. Payne recently moved from Ethiopia, where he worked with the International Center for Agricultural Research for the Dry Areas as Director of a $150 million research program aimed at improving food security and livelihoods in the dry areas of the world. Dr. Payne serves as Professor of Crop Physiology at Texas A&M University, and is former Research Director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. He has advised charitable foundations, national and international agencies, publishers, foreign governments and universities on science, food security, and sustainable agriculture. Dr. Payne has been named fellow of five international scientific societies and has held numerous leadership roles at the state, national and international level.

EDUCATION

B.A. Wabash College, Chemistry 1981
M.S. Texas A&M, Soil Science 1988
Ph.D. Texas A&M, Soil Science 1990

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Scott Reed Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement Oregon State University
Home Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service Administration 101 Ballard Hall Oregon State University Corvallis OR 97331-3606 USA
Work Phone: 541-737-2713

Until his appointment as vice provost in April 2007, Scott had been dean and director of the OSU Extension Service since 2005. He has served at Oregon State since 1990 in various College of Forestry roles, including professor, executive associate dean and Extension program leader. He holds a Ph.D. in policy and economics from University of Minnesota and bachelor and master of science degrees in forestry from Michigan State University. Before coming to OSU, Scott coordinated activities at the University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center while serving as an outreach specialist in timber harvesting and economic development. He has prior experience with the Potlatch Corporation.

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Bill Boggess Executive Associate Dean Oregon State UniversityCollege of Agricultural Sciences
Other 138 Strand Agriculture Hall Corvallis OR 97334-2212
Work Phone: 541-737-2331 Website: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/
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Dan Arp Dean & Director College of AgricultureOregon State University
Other 126 Strand Agriculture Hall Corvallis OR 97331-2212
Work Phone: 541-737-2331 Work Fax: 541-737-4574 Website: Visit Website

Before taking on the role of dean in the University Honors College, Arp was named the L.L Stewart Professor of Gene Research in 2002, and two years later became chair of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Arp began his career at the University of Erlangen in West Germany, where he was research director and a NATO postdoctoral fellow. He also has been on the biochemistry faculty at the University of California-Riverside.

Arp’s studies have focused on agriculturally and environmentally relevant microorganisms, nitrification, the biology of bacteria and bioremediation. He is one of a handful of OSU faculty members to carry the prestigious title “distinguished professor,” and he is an affiliate of the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing on campus.

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Stella Coakley Associate Dean & Associate Director Agricultural Experiment StationOregon State University
Other Strand Agriculture Hall 126 Corvallis OR 97334-2212
Work Phone: 541-737-3178 Work Fax: 541-737-4574 Website: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/research/index.html

Stella Melugin Coakley grew up on a small farm in the central San Joaquin Valley near Modesto, California. She earned a B.S. degree in plant sciences and an M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California at Davis. After receiving her Ph.D. degree in 1973, she joined the faculty of the University of Denver, first as a visiting professor and later as an associate research professor in Biological Sciences. From 1975 to 1976, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. In 1988, Stella moved to Oregon State University where she served as professor and head of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology for over 15 years. Since 2004, she has served as professor and associate dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University and as associate director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.


In the role of associate dean and associate director, Stella works as a part of the leadership team in the College. Currently, she provides oversight for the research, education, and outreach programs for approximately one-half of the departments and branch stations, two centers/institutes and other programs within the college; she also serves as the college liaison to various university research centers and institutes.


Stella is internationally known for her research on the relationships among climate variation, global climate change, and plant disease epidemics.  She served on the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Program, a project of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program.  Stella has been the recipient of research grants from various federal agencies including NSF, USAID, and USDA, and commodity groups.  She was the principal investigator on the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that served to make Oregon State University the flag-ship institution in the Pacific Northwest for the development of internship-based Professional Science Masters Degree Program. The Sloan initiative has generated new professional science masters degrees at Oregon State University, thereby fostering new and mutually beneficial links between industry and academia. This has contributed in a major way to the current state effort to increase the number of programs offering this degree. A strong proponent of collaboration between departments and colleges, Stella served as the president of the Oregon State University Faculty Senate in 2004 and has provided leadership for a variety of multidepartment projects throughout her career.


Stella has also provided scientific leadership at the national level, chairing a task force to improve post-award management for the USDA/CSREES, in Washington, D.C., in 2002 and 2003. She was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2000 and of the American Phytopathological Society in 2006.


Stella is married to James A. Coakley, Jr., an atmospheric scientist who is a Professor in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU. They have three daughters: Sarah (married to Charles Lewis) who is the minister of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church in Portland and the mother of Coakley Anna Lewis; Miriam (married to Darin Riherd) who is a full-time student in Criminal Justice at Portland State University while residing in Corvallis and mothering Moira and James; and Martha who is returning to college to work on a M.S. in physics after two years teaching as a Peace Corp volunteer in Namibia.


Stella enjoys her grandchildren, gardening, and especially, weed elimination.

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Kennith White Dean and AES Director, VP for Extension Utah State UniversityCollege of Agriculture and Applied Science
Home 430 Agricultural Sciences Buildg. Logan UT 84322-4810
Work Phone: (435) 797-2201

Animal Sciences: reproductive physiology, developmental biology

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Ron Mittelhammer Interim Dean Washington State UniversityCollege of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Home Hulbert 421 PO Box 646242 Pullman WA 99164-6242 USA
Home Phone: 509-335-3590
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Kimberly Kidwell 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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Frank Galey Dean College of AgricultureUniversity of Wyoming
Other PO Box 3354 Laramie WY 82071-2000
Work Phone: 307-766-4133 Work Fax: 307-766-4030 Website:

 

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