Fellows Cohort 5

Bill Batchelor
Department Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University (Served as Dean for the College of Agriculture and Director of Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station; Currently serving as Professor of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University)

Linda Berlin
Director, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Faculty of Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, the University of Vermont

Carrie Castille
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Formerly served as the State Director of Louisiana – USDA) (Currently serving as USDA Farm Production and Conservation Mid-South Regional Coordinator)

Pat Colyer
Regional Director (NW Region), Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Red River Research Station (Currently serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for the Experiment Station)  Louisiana State University

Nelson Daniels
Associate Extension Administrator and Program Leader for Agriculture and Natural Resources, (Currently serving as Program Specialist) Cooperative Extension, Prairie View A & M

Susan Fritz
Associate Vice Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in the Provost’s Office; Currently serving as Executive Vice President and Provost and Dean of the Graduate College) University of Nebraska

Lisa Guion Jones
Professor and Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Agricultural and Extension Education, (Served as Associate Director of Academic Programs and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Outreach and Engagement) North Carolina State University (Currently serving as Associate Provost for Strategy and Special Assistant to the President at the University of Central Florida)

Richard Linton
Associate Director of Agriculture Research Programs, Director of the Center for Food Safety Engineering, College of Agriculture, Purdue University (Currently serving as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University)

Steve Martin
Interim Head Extension Economist, Division of Agriculture Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, Delta Research and Extension Center, (Currently Serving as Assistant Director and Extension Professor) Mississippi State University

Neal MerchenDepartment Head of Animal Science, (Currently serving as Associate Dean for Research and Director, Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station) University of Illinois

Bill Randle
Professor and Chair of Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University (Currently serving as Professor and Dean Emeritus in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University)

Mark Rieger
Associate Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, IFAS, UF, University of Florida (Currently serving as Dean for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware.)

Daniel Schmitz
Laboratory Director (Currently serving as Regional Head R & D and Scientific Affairs Americas) Abbott Nutrition

Zachary Senwo
Professor/Director of Research Programs, School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A & M University

Christine Steele
Section Manager, Adult Nutrition R & D, Nutrition Science Brand Management, Abbott Laboratories

Teferi Tsegaye
Chair and Director Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences/Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, Alabama A & M University (Served as Dean for the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems, Kentucky State University) (Currently serving as National Program Leader-USDA for Water Availability and Watershed Management)

Greg Wiecko
Associate Dean/Director, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center

Scott Willard
Department Head, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the MS Agriculture & Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi State University (Currently serving as Associate Dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Mississippi State University)

Charlene Wolf-Hall
Associate Director, Great Plains Institute of Food Safety (Served as Head of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences; and Assistant Dean, College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies) North Dakota State University (Currently serving as founding dean of the College of Natural Sciences at South Dakota State University)