Executive Committee

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Associate Dean for Research and Deputy Director Agricultural Experiment StationColorado State University
Other 121 Shepardson Campus Delivery 1101 Fort Collins CO 80523 USA
Work Phone: 970-491-6274 Work Fax: 970-491-7396 Website: Visit Website
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Associate Dean/Director College of Agriculture and Life SciencesqUniversity of Guam
Work UOG Station Mangilao GU 96923
Work Phone: 671-735-2004

BA, Biology, University of Guam
MS, Nutritional Sciences, University of Hawaii
PhD, Food Science and Nutrition, Colorado State University

Nutrition and dietetics, metabolic syndrome, physical activity, obesity, diet, nutritional education, cancer prevention

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Director Agricultural Experiment StationUniversity of Idaho
Other PO Box 442337 Moscow ID 83844-2337
Work Phone: 208-885-6214 Work Fax: 208-885-4719 Website: Visit Website
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Associate Dean & Director College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental SciencesNew Mexico State University
Other PO Box 30003 MSC 3BF Las Cruces NM 88003
Work Phone: 575-646-3125 Work Fax: 575-646-2816
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Associate Director Agricultural Experiment StationOregon State University
Other 138 Strand Agriculture Hall Corvallis OR 97331
Work Phone: 541-737-5911 Website: Visit Website

Lawrence (Larry) Curtis earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.  In 1980, he received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

In 1980, Larry joined Oregon State University (OSU) as an assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.  There he led a research group focused on environmental toxicology at the Oak Creek Laboratory of Biology until 1995.  Larry received multiple grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and industry during those years.   He mentored 16 graduate students and two post-doctoral fellows over that time.  Much of his research focused on transport, fate, and effects of persistent organic pollutants in aquatic ecosystems.  Larry participated in the first class of the State Agricultural Experiment Station Leadership Development course during 1991-1992.

Larry moved to East Tennessee State University in 1995 and chaired the Department of Environmental Health.  He was also an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology in the Quillen College of Medicine where he continued his NIH-funded research on persistent organic pollutants and mentored five graduate students.  He also participated as a co-investigator on a major grant from the Kellogg Foundation.  The goal of that project was facilitation of team building between physicians, nurse practitioners and environmental health professionals.

In 1999, Larry returned to OSU as a professor and department head in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology.  He continued his research, classroom teaching, and mentoring of graduate students.  Larry led a major water quality study on the Willamette River from 2002-2004 that received the 2005 OSU Oldfield/Jackman Team Award.

Larry accepted the role of Associate Dean in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) in 2006.  His primary responsibility is liaison between CAS administration and its department heads and branch station superintendents.  Larry continues to be active in science through service to editorial boards and the Society of Toxicology (Treasurer 2009-2011).

Larry enjoys fishing, golf and travel with his wife Shelley.  Shelley is the Directing Curator for the Art” rel=”nofollow”>http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/index.html“>Art About Agriculture program at OSU.  He and Shelley especially enjoy time with their son Aaron, his wife Cara, and their grandchildren Ella and Ben.  Aaron and Cara are currently pursuing academic careers at the University of Idaho and Washington State University, respectively.  Both campuses are a short commute from their home in Pullman, Washington.

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Assistant Director Utah State UniversityAgricultural Experiment Station
Other 4810 Old Main Hill Logan UT 84322-4810
Work Phone: 435-797-2383 Work Fax: 435-797-2701 Website: Visit Website
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Director ARC and Associate Dean for Research Washington State UniversityCollege of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
Work PO Box 646240 Pullman WA 99164-6240
Work Phone: 509-335-4563

Dr. Moyer is a renowned plant pathologist with a resesearch focus on virology–in particular, the population structure and dynamics of tospoviruses. He has made contributions to sweet potato pathology and cultivar development, was awarded a patent for fingerprinting ornamental plant cultivars and is involved in numerous national and international activities.

He has served as president of the American Phytopathological Society and is a fellow of that group. He received the Morrison Medal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service and the Alex Laurie Award from the national floral crop industry for his research contributions.

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Director & Associate Dean Agricultural Experiment StationUniversity of Wyoming
Other 1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3354 Laramie WY 82071-2000
Work Phone: 307-766-3667 Work Fax: 307-766-3379 Website: Visit Website
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