The CropScience Society of America(CSSA) will continue a time-honored tradition this year with the presentation of the following individuals as 2010 CSSA Fellows at a special Awards Ceremony during their Annual Meeting on Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Long Beach, CA, www.acsmeetings.org.
Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Only 0.3% of the Society’s active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow. The 2010 class of CSSA Fellows are:
- William Cox – Cornell University. William Cox, professor and extension leader in the Crop and Soil Science Dept. at Cornell University, received a B.A. from Holy Cross College, M.S. from Fresno State, and Ph.D. from Oregon State. His program focuses on corn and soybean management. Dr. Cox received the Service Award from the International Certified Crop Advisor Program in 1999, was elected Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) in 2001, awarded the ASA Extension Education Award in 2008, and selected as an outstanding Senior Associate Editor for Agronomy Journal in 2009.
- Scott D. Haley – Colorado State University. Scott D. Haley is a professor and wheat breeder in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department at Colorado State University. Dr. Haley received a B.S. degree from Washington State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Colorado State University. His research focuses on winter wheat cultivar development for eastern Colorado and the High Plains region. Dr. Haley has served as associate and technical editor for the journal Crop Science and has been active in service with the Hard Winter Wheat Improvement Committee and the National Wheat Improvement Committee.
- Shawn Kaeppler – University of Wisconsin-Madison. Shawn Kaeppler is a Rothermel-Bascom Professor of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a B.S. degree in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ph.D. degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Minnesota. His program focuses on maize genetics and plant breeding. Dr. Kaeppler served as an associate and technical Editor of Crop Science, an associate editor of The Plant Genome, and has been active in the Crop Science Society of America including service as a CSSA Board member.
- Drew Lyon – University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Drew Lyon is a professor and the extension dryland cropping systems specialist at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center located in Scottsbluff. Dr. Lyon received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research and extension responsibilities include the investigation and development of resource efficient cropping systems for dryland crops that emphasize water management, weed control, and soil conservation. Lyon has served as an associate editor for Crop Science and Agronomy Journal, and has served in elected positions with the Crop Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, and the Western Society of Weed Science.
- Gregory S. McMaster – USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, CO. Gregory S. McMaster is a research agronomist in the Agricultural Systems Research Unit of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service at Fort Collins, Colorado. He received a B.S. degree from Michigan State University, M.S. degree from San Diego State University, and Ph.D. degree from Colorado State University. His program combines the disciplines of agronomy, plant physiology, and ecology and integrates experimentation with digital technology tools (e.g., simulation modeling, decision support systems, computer programs) for a range of users from scientists to farmers. He has served as C-2 Division Chair, as original member of CSSA International Crop Science committee, several ad hoc tri-society committees, organized several tri-society symposiums, and associate editor for Crop Science.
- David Porter – Oklahoma State University. David Porter is a professor and head of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Oklahoma State University. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Prior to his current position, he spent 17 years with USDA-ARS as a research geneticist/research leader where his program focused on genetic resistance of insect pests in cereals. Dr. Porter served as associate editor for Crop Science for sections C1 and C8.
- Larry C. Purcell – University of Arkansas. Larry C. Purcell is a Professor and crop physiologist in the Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas. He also holds the Altheimer Chair for Soybean Research. His research program focuses on genetic differences in the efficiency with which crops use essential resources, particularly water and nitrogen, and how these resources can be managed effectively for crop production. Dr. Purcell served for six years as an associate editor and three years as a technical editor for Crop Science and has been active in the American Society of Agronomy.
- Monte Rouquette – Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center. Monte Rouquette, Jr. is a Professor of Forage Physiology and TAMU Regents Fellow with Texas AgriLife Research at Overton and the Soil and Crop Sciences Department. Monte received a B.S. in Agronomy from Texas A&I University, a M.S. in Forage Cropping Systems from Texas Tech University, and a Ph.D. in Forage Physiology from Texas A&M University. His research at the soil-plant-animal interface assesses efficiency of forage production, utilization, and stocking strategies. He has served as associate editor for Agronomy Journal and Journal of Range Management.
- James Shroyer – Kansas State University. James Shroyer is a professor and extension crops specialist in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. He also serves as Extension Agronomy state leader. Dr. Shroyer received B.S. and M.S. from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. His program focuses on wheat and alfalfa production and management. Shroyer served as associate editor for Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, and has been active in the Crop Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy.
- Charles P. West – University of Arkansas. Charlie P. West is a professor in the Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas. He teaches and conducts research on forages, environmental restoration, and bioenergy crops. He received B.S. and M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. His research focus is on the tall fescue-endophyte symbiosis and environmental physiology of switchgrass. Dr. West has served as associate editor of Crop Science is active in NCCC-31 Ecophysiological Aspects of Forage Management.
The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), founded in 1955, is an international scientific society comprised of 6,000+ members with its headquarters in Madison, WI. Members advance the discipline of crop science by acquiring and disseminating information about crop breeding and genetics; crop physiology; crop ecology, management, and quality; seed physiology, production, and technology; turfgrass science; forage and grazinglands; genomics, molecular genetics, and biotechnology; and biomedical and enhanced plants.
CSSA fosters the transfer of knowledge through an array of programs and services, including publications, meetings, career services, and science policy initiatives. For more information, visit www.crops.org