- Tiffany Heng-Moss
- Ed Cahoon
- Don Becker
- Andrea Cupp
- Stephen Wegulo
- Nic Brozovic
- Amanda Ramer-Tait
- Yufeng Ge
- Dipti Dev
- Jessica Corman
- Jayne Stratton
- Gabi Carmona
- Kelly Brunkhorst
- Mark Boggess
- Lisa Lunz
- Jennifer Nelson
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Tiffany Heng-Moss is the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and has held the role since December 2018. During her tenure as dean, Heng-Moss has led the development of IANR’s graduate education strategic framework, college-level attributes and three college-wide academic degree programs.
Center for Plant Science Innovation/Biochemistry
Edgar Cahoon is the George W. Holmes Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and director of the Center for Plant Science Innovation. Cahoon leads the Cahoon Lab, which is focused on understanding the biosynthesis of a variety of lipidic compounds in plants, impacting the areas of biofuels, nutritional biofortification and improvement of crop productivity and quality.
Don Becker is the Charles Bessey Professor of Biological Chemistry and Department Chair of the Biochemistry Department. Becker leads the Don Becker Lab, performing research in the areas of biomedical research, enzymology, redox biology and structural biology.
Andrea Cupp is the Irvin T. and Wanda R. Omtvedt Professor of Animal Science. Her research is focused on reproductive physiology of beef and how biological processes involved in male and female reproduction work to increase fertility in both cattle and humans.
Stephen Wegulo is a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology with a Nebraska Extension appointment. Wegulo’s research focuses on disease and the management of it in small grains, forages and ornamental crops, specifically in wheat. Wegulo’s extension appointment focuses on developing educational programs and annual wheat disease surveys for the public.
Agricultural Economics and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
Nic Brozovic is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Director of Policy for the University of Nebraska’s Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. Brozovic’s research involves policies and governance structures for agricultural water use to inform water managers and decision makers. Brozovic also collaborates with startups and agribusinesses to develop, test, and validate new software and hardware products and business models.
Food Science & Technology
Amanda Ramer-Tait is the Maxcy Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources and associate professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology. Raimer-Tait leads research on the interactions of diet, microbiota, and gut health to develop new approaches to disease prevention and treatment.
Biological Systems Engineering
Yufeng Ge is the Eberhard Professor of Biological Systems Engineering and a faculty fellow at the Daugherty Water for Food Institute. Ge examines plant phenotyping and image analysis using precision agriculture and spatial statistics.
Child, Youth and Family Studies
Dipti Dev is the Betti and Richard Robinson associate professor and Nebraska Extension specialist in the area of childhood health behaviors. Dev’s research focuses on improving the feeding practices of adult caregivers for preschool children, as well as developing low-cost and easily implemented strategies to encourage healthier meal choices in preschoolers. Dev’s Extension appointment focuses on programs that would education families and childcare providers on responsive feeding and healthful feeding strategies.
School of Natural Resources
Jessica Corman is an assistant professor and limnologist and aquatic ecologist in the School of Natural Resources. Corman studies nature through the lens of chemistry, understanding processes that influence elemental flows into and through ecosystems vulnerable to nutrition pollution, such as lakes and streams. Corman is also leading a team to build a first-of-its-kind database that includes information from streams, lakes, and other inland water systems across the nation.
Food Science & Technology
Jayne Stratton is a food microbiology research professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology. Stratton studies food safety microbiology, specifically rapid-detection methods for pathogens, and evaluates interventions for the reduction of pathogens in various food and pet food matrices.
Gabi Carmona is a graduate student with Ph.D. candidacy in the Department of Entomology. Carmona’s research includes identifying how cover crops management practices impact arthropod activity and diversity in the subsequent corn crop.
Nebraska Corn Board
Kelly Brunkhorst is the executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board. Brunkhorst administers the checkoff for corm marketed in Nebraska and assists in developing committees to address issues of research, market development, communications, and government affairs for the board to use in local and global decision-making.
U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
Mark Boggess is the director of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center. Boggess provides program direction and national coordination for the center’s intramural animal production research program in the areas of modern beef, swine, dairy, sheep and poultry production systems.
Agricultural Builders of Nebraska
Lisa Lunz is the president of Ag Builders of Nebraska, Inc., a member of the NU President’s Advisory Committee, Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement, and Nebraska LEAD Alumni Association, among others. Lunz lives north of Wakefield with her husband, Jim, where they grow dryland corn and soybeans and have no-tilled for more than 20 years. Being good stewards of the land is important to them both, and Lunz is involved in several organizations to help promote agriculture.
Office of Research and Economic Development
Jennifer Nelson is the director of research strategy and infrastructure at the Office of Research and Economic Development. Nelson oversees the university's research centers and core facilities, alongside creating, implementing and streamlining these centers and core facility policies and resources. Nelson administers internal funding opportunities and develops strategies for the success of priority research projects and partnerships.