Fellows Cohort 12

Derek Aday

Assistant Director of Academic Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, (Served as Head of Applied Ecology) NC State University (Currently serving as Dean & Director School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, at William & Mary)

John Beasley

Professor and Head, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Auburn University

John Blanton

Department Head, Animal and Dairy Science (Currently serving as Interim Associate Director FWRC/MAFES), Mississippi State University

Bill Bowerman

Professor and Chair, Environmental Science & Technology, University of Maryland

Theressa Cooper

Assistant Dean for Diversity, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Iowa State University

Rosalind Dale

Extension Administrator (Interim), School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Currently serving as Vice Provost for Engagement and Outreach) NC A & T State University

Brian Farkas

Professor and Head, Food Science, Purdue University (currently serving as Chief Science Officer, McCormick & Company, Inc)

Bob Godfrey

Director, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands (Currently serving as Division Director of Animal Systems in the Institute of Food Production & Sustainability (IFPS) at USDA NIFA)

Gerald Holmes

Director, Strawberry Center, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Sean Hurley

Professor, Department of Agribusiness, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Jeff Hyde

Associate Head, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, & Education, Penn State Extension (Currently Serving as Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service)

David Ivan

Director Greening Michigan Institute, Extension, Michigan State University

Gary Jackson

Director, Mississippi State University Extension Service (MSU-ES), Mississippi State University

Andy Kouba

Professor and Department Head, Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University

Wayne Mackay

Professor Dept Head Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, University of Arkansas

Alan Mathew

Professor and Head, Animal Science, Purdue University

Dawn Mellion-Patin

Vice Chancellor for Extension, Southern University Agriculture Research and Extension Center (Currently working for the Extension Foundation)

Kelly Millenbah

Associate Dean and Director, Academic and Student Affairs, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, (Served as Senior Associate Dean and Director; Currently serving as Interim Dean) Michigan State University

Alison Motsinger-Reif

Assistant Dept Head, Director, Bioinformatics Consulting and Service Core, Statistics, NC State University (Currently serving as Branch Chief for the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

Grace Namwamba

Professor and Chair, Human Ecology, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Roger Rennekamp

Associate Dean and Director, Ohio State University Extension, The Ohio State University (Emeritus) (Currently Serving as Extension Health Director for the Cooperative Extension System)

Liz Snyder

Associate Professor Department of Health Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorge and Alaska Food Policy Council (AFPC) Co-Chair

Megan Terp

Research Scientist, Global Product Development, (Currently serving as Senior Research Scientist) Abbott Nutrition

Quentin Tyler

Assistant Dean/Director of Office of Diversity, College of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Kentucky (Served as Associate Dean/Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Currently serving as Director of Extension for Michigan State University)

Joy Ward

Dean’s Professor of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, (Formerly served as Associate Dean of Science Research) University of Kansas (currently serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Case Western Reserve)

Mike Yoder

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Associate Director, State Program Leader, 4-H/FCS, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University