Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Welcome, Dr. Porter!

During the past summer, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Academic Programs have undergone some changes in regards to staff. Dr. David Porter, Plant and Soil Sciences Department Head, has stepped into the Interim Associate Dean position for the College.

Dr. Porter is a native of Tulsa, Okla. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps before starting his college education at the University of the Philippines at Los BaƱos. After two years at UPLB, he transferred to OSU and received a B.S. degree in agronomy in 1981, and an M.S. degree in agronomy in 1983. He then worked as a Rice Agronomist for Ring Around Products in south Texas prior to attending Texas Tech University, where he received a Ph.D. in agronomy in 1990. Dr. Porter joined OSU as Department Head of Plant and Soil Sciences in 2007 after serving 17 years with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Please take time this semester and stop by 136 Ag Hall to meet Dr. Porter. He is looking forward to meeting all of you. 

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