assistant dean for academic programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University
Deborah VanOverbeke is assistant dean for academic programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University. She also serves as a professor of meat science and George Chiga Endowed Professor.
VanOverbeke's administrative responsibilities involve coordinating and teaching AG 1011, First Year Seminar, supervising several graduate teaching assistants, providing administrative leadership for Freshman In Transition Living Learning Program and CASNR Student Council. She also teaches or co-teaches four courses throughout the year and conducts research to determine the impact of pre-harvest and post-harvest management on meat quality and palatability. She has authored/co-authored over 80 research papers in referred journals.
VanOverbeke earned her bachelor's degree in animal science from Nebraska, where she also minored in agricultural leadership and communication. She holds both a master's degree and Ph.D. in animal science, with a meat science specialization from Colorado State University.
interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tiffany Heng-Moss is interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Heng-Moss has led the development of CASNR's graduate education framework, graduate attributes and a smart enrollment growth framework. Prior to her administrative role, Heng-Moss developed and taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Entomology. She also provided leadership for the development and implementation of the insect science bachelor's degree program. Her research focused primarily on insect science and pest management strategies. She has authored/co-authored over 80 refereed teaching and research articles.
Heng-Moss has a bachelor's degree in horticulture, and a master's and Ph.D. in entomology from Nebraska.
professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prasanta Kalita is a professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is a University Distinguished Teacher Scholar at UIUC and a Presidential Fellow in the University of Illinois system.
A Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Kalita's areas of research include soil, water management and environmental sustainability, food security, watershed and water quality, erosion and sediment control, and irrigation. He has published more than 200 articles in journals and served as editor-in-chief and associate editor for three international journals.
Kalita earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from Punjab Agricultural University in India, a master's degree in water resources engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and a Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University.
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