Fellows Cohort 11

Antoine Alston
Associate Dean for Academic Studies, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, NC A&T State University

Jenna Anding
Professor and Associate Department Head for Extension, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University

Mark Balschweid
Department Head, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Mary Beck
Professor & Department Head of Poultry Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University

William Chen Wei Ning
Professor, Director of Food Science & Technology Programme, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Singapore, Nanyang Technological University

Cynda Clary
Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University

Geoff Dahl
Professor & Chair of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Florida

John Dole
Department Head, Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, (Currently serving as Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs) NC State University

Sharon Donovan
Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair, Director of the Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), University of Illinois

Leslie Edgar
Assistant Dean of Student ProgramsDirector, Bumpers College Honors Program & International Programs Office, University of Arkansas
(Served as Department Head, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, University of Georgia) (Currently serving as Associate Dean of Research and Experiment Station Director at New Mexico State University)

David Gerrard
Professor and Head, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

David Golden 
Professor, Food Microbiology, Department of Food Science and Technology, (Currently serving as Executive Assistant to the President) University of Tennessee

Gregg Hadley
Assistant Director – Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Development, (Currently serving as Director of Extension) K-State Research and Extension,  Kansas State University

Tasha Hargrove
Assistant to the Dean for Outreach, (Currently serving as Economic/Rural Development Specialist for Cooperative Extension) Tuskegee University

Bob Houtz
Professor, Chair, Food and Environment, Department of Horticulture (Currently serving as Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Director, Kentucky Agricultural Research Station) University of Kentucky

Jay Levine
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, (Currently serving as Professor and Interim Department Head, Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences) NC State University

Ed Martin
County Extension Director, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona

Jianghong Meng
Professor and Director, Joint Institute for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, University of Maryland

Gretchen Neisler
Director, Center for Global Connections, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University (Currently serving as Vice Provost for International Affairs, Center for International Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Jack Odle
Professor, Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University

Mike Phillips
Department Head and Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University; (Currently serving as Assistant Director AFNR & Associate Dean Extension at Auburn University)

Carlos Risco
Chair and Professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida (Currently serving as Dean of the Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University)

Christina Sherry
Manager, Scientific and Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition (Currently serving as Senior Principal Scientist at PepsiCo)

Scott Steinmaus
Department Head Horticulture and Crop Science, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

George Wardlow
Professor and Department Head, Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology, University of Arkansas

Alex Winter-Nelson
Director, Office of International Programs, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Office of International Programs, University of Illinois

Eric Wommack
Deputy Dean & Assoc. Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Delaware

Henry Zerby
Department Chair of Animal Science, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University (Currently serving as Senior Director, Protein-Innovation Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.)