Faculty

Faculty members in the Department of Agronomy come from many different backgrounds and focus on a variety of disciplines within agronomy.

Adjunct Faculty
Emeritus Faculty
Raj Khosla

Raj Khosla, PhD

Department Head

Eric Adee

Eric Adee, PhD

Associate Professor
Agronomist-in-Charge

Rob Aiken

Rob Aiken, PhD

Research Crop Specialist

Dr. Hui Chen

Hui Chen, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti

Ignacio Ciampitti, PhD

Professor
Farming Systems

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Randall Currie, PhD

Associate Professor
Weed Scientist

Daniel Devlin

Daniel Devlin, PhD

KCARE Director
Water Quality & Conservation

Anita Dille

Anita Dille, PhD

Professor & Assistant Head of Teaching
Weed Ecology

Kevin Donnelly

Kevin Donnelly, PhD

Professor
Crop Science

Jeanne Falk Jones

Jeanne Falk Jones

Multi-County Specialist

Walter Fick

Walter Fick, PhD

Professor
Range Management

Allan Fritz

Allan Fritz, PhD

Professor
Wheat Breeding

Jianming Fu

Jianming Fu, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Lucas Haag

Lucas Haag, PhD

Associate Professor
Agronomist

Ganga Gettiarachchi

Ganga Hettiarachchi, PhD

Professor
Soil & Environmental Chemistry

John Holman

John Holman, PhD

Professor
Agricultural Sustainability

Mithila Jugulam

Mithila Jugulam, PhD

Professor
Weed Physiology

MB Kirkham

MB Kirkham, PhD

University Distinguished Professor
Crop Physiology

Gerard Kluitenberg

Gerard Kluitenberg, PhD

Professor
Soil & Environmental Physics

Vipan Kumar

Vipan Kumar, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sarah Lancaster, PhD

Sarah Lancaster, PhD

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Weed Management

Xiaomao Lin

Xiaomao Lin, PhD

Professor
Climate Science

Jane Lingenfelser

Jane Lingenfelser

Assistant Agronomist
Crop Performance Testing

Romulo Lollato

Romulo Lollato, PhD

Associate Professor
Wheat & Forages Production

Doohong Min

Doohong Min, PhD

Associate Professor
Forage Management

Colby Moorberg

Colby Moorberg, PhD

Associate Professor
Root Ecology & Hydropedology

Nathan Nelson

Nathan Nelson, PhD

Professor
Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management

Augustine Obour

Augustine Obour, PhD

Associate Professor
Soil Science

Clenton Owensby

Clenton Owensby, PhD

Professor
Range Management

Andres Patrignani

Andres Patrignani, PhD

Assistant Professor
Soil Water Management

Bruno Pedreira

Bruno Pedreira, PhD

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Regional Agronomist

Ramasamy Perumal

Ramasamy Perumal, PhD

Professor
Sorghum & Millet Breeder

PV Vara Prasad

PV Vara Prasad, PhD

University Distinguished Professor
Crop Ecophysiology

DeAnn Presley

DeAnn Presley, PhD

Professor
Environmental Soil Science & Management

Charles Rice

Charles Rice, PhD

University Distinguished Professor
Soil Microbiology

Dustan Ridder

Dustan Ridder

Agronomy Farm Manager
Agronomist

Kraig Roozeboom

Kraig Roozeboom, PhD

Professor
Cropping Systems

Dorivar Ruiz Diaz

Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, PhD

Professor
Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management

Eduardo Santos

Eduardo Santos, PhD

Associate Professor
Micrometeorology

Gretchen Sassenrath

Gretchen Sassenrath, PhD

Professor
Crop Production Agronomist

William Schapaugh

William Schapaugh, PhD

Professor
Soybean Breeding

Sarah Sexton-Bowser

Sarah Sexton-Bowser

Managing Director
Center for Sorghum Improvement

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Matthew Sittel

Assistant Agronomist & Climatologist

Michael Stamm

Michael Stamm

Agronomist
Canola Breeder

Eric Adee

Tesfaye Tesso, PhD

Professor
Soghum Breeding & Genetics

Peter Tomlinson

Peter Tomlinson, PhD

Associate Professor
Environmental Quality

Steven Welch

Stephen Welch, PhD

Professor
Theoretical Plant Modeling

Guorong Zhang

Guorong Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor
Wheat Breeding