Fellows Cohort 7

Barry L. Bequette
Dean, Director of Land-grant Programs; School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences, Alcorn State University

Germán Bollero
Professor and Department Head for Crop Science, (Currently serving as Associate Dean for Research) College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

Wes Burger
Associate Director of MAFES; Associate Director of FWRC, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University (Currently serving as Interim Dean for the College of Forest Resources and Interim Director of FWRC)

Cheryl DeVuyst
Assistant Dean, (Served as Assistant Provost, Academic Affairs, Director, Learning and Student Success Opportunity Center), (Currently serving as Professor of Agricultural Economics) Oklahoma State University

Albert Essel
Associate Dean for Extension, College of Agriculture & Related Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University (Currently serving as Executive Administrator of the Association of Extension Administrators for the 1890 Land-grant Universities)

Ralph Graichen
Research Operations Manager , Abbott Manufacturing Singapore Private Limited, Abbott Nutrition R&D Division (Currently serving as Director of Food and Nutrition for Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research)

James Hafer
Program Chair and Professor, Agricultural/Natural Resource Sciences, Chief Dull Knife College

Ron Hendrick
Director and Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, (Served as Senior Associate Dean) The Ohio State University (Currently serving as Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University)

Moses T. K. Kairo
Associate Research Director/Director CBC, College of Agriculture, Center for Biological Control, Florida A&M University, (Currently serving as Dean of the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences), University of Maryland Eastern Shore)

Carol Lammi-Keefe
Department Head, (Currently serving as Professor) Human Nutrition and Food, School of Human Ecology, Division of Human Nutrition & Food, Louisiana State University

Rogers Leonard
Associate Vice-Chancellor of the LSU AgCenter and Associate Director of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, (Currently serving as Associate Vice President for Plant, Soil, and Ag Water Resource Programs) Louisiana State University

Ruth MacDonald
Professor and Chair, Food Science and Human Nutrition, (Currently serving as Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs) Iowa State University

Jim Mintert
Assistant Director of Extension, Agriculture & Natural Resources, (Currently serving as Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture) Purdue University

Phil Mintz
Assistant Director, Industrial Extension Service, College of Engineering, (Currently serving as Executive Director of NC State Industry Expansion Solutions and Director of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership) North Carolina State University

Bill Ravlin
Associate Director and Professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (Currently serving as Chair of the Entomology Department, Michigan State University)

Dan Reynolds
Professor and Endowed Chair of Soybean Agronomy, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University

Maifan Silitonga
Interim Director, Mississippi River Research Center/Center for Ecology & Natural Resources, Alcorn State University (Served as Assistant Dean for the College of Agriculture, Food Sciences and Sustainable Systems at Kentucky State University) (Currently serving as Associate Administrator for the 1890 Extension Program)

Juan L. Silva
Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Department of Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion, Mississippi State University

Steve Taylor
Professor and Department Head, Biosystems Engineering Department and Director, Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Auburn University

Andy Thulin
Professor and Department Head, Animal Science, Director of Strategic Initiatives, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, (Currently serving as Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES)) California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Elaine Turner
Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, (Currently serving as Senior Associate Dean) University of Florida

Martha Verghese
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Food and Animal Sciences, (Currently serving as Chair) College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, Alabama A&M University

Zelia Z. Wiley
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Director for Diversity Programs Office, College of Agriculture/ K-State Research and Extension, (Currently serving as Interim Associate Provost for Diversity) Kansas State University