University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
2013/2014 Distinguished Lecturer Series

Dr. Mellisa Newman, Animal and Food Sciences
2013 Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award


Dr. Jmaes Matthews, Animal and Food Sciences

2013 Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Research Award

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2013 M. D. Whitaker Extension Award for Excellence


2012/2013 Distinguished Lecturer Series

Dr. Tammy Stephenson, Dietetic and Nutrition
2012 Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award

"Embracing technology in both the online and traditional face-to-face classroom:  Strategies to promote student engagement and learning."

Dr. Carol Baskin, Plant and Soil Sciences 

2012 Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Research Award

"A Female Scientist with a Long Tale of Many Seeds"

Dr. Paul Vincelli, Plant Pathology

2012 M. D. Whitaker Extension Award for Excellence
 "How Softly Should We Tread On Challenging Extension Topics?"


2011/2012 Distinguished Lecturer Series

Dr. Songlin Fei,
Forestry
2011 Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award

 

2010/2011 Distinguished Lecturer Series


Dr. William J. Silvia, Animal and Food Sciences
2010 Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award

"Fifty years as a student. My experiential learning in instruction."

Dr. Darrh Bullock, Animal and Food Sciences
2010 M. D. Whitaker Extension Award for Excellence
"Desirable Traits of an Extension Professional: An Animal Geneticist’s Perspective"

Dr. Merlin Lindemann, Animal and Food Sciences
2010 Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Research Award
"Designing and interpreting research studies for accurate understanding of nutritional responses"


 

2010 Distinguished Lecturer Series


Dr. Todd Pfeiffer, Plant & Soil Sciences
2009 Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award
"Elements in my evolving practice of college classroom teaching"

Dr. Youling Xiong, Animal & Food Sciences
2009 Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Research Award
"Peptides as Novel Antioxidants from "I Heard About It" to "I Know It""

Dr. Don Hershman, Plant Pathology
2009 M. D. Whitaker Extension Award for Excellence
"Twenty-Five Years of Changes and Challenges in Extension Plant Pathology"


 

2009 Distinguished Lecturer Series


Dr. Robert Coleman, Animal & Food Sciences
2008 Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award
"Your Classroom: What does it Look Like?"

Dr. J.D. Green, Plant and Soil Sciences
2008 M. D. Whitaker Extension Award for Excellence
"A Career Dealing with Unwanted Plants Which Invade People's Lives"

Dr. S. Reddy Palli, Entomology
2008 Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Research Award
"Molecular Analysis of Insect Development and Reproduction: Basic Science to Application in Agriculture and Medicine"


 

2008 Distinguished Lecturer Series


Dr. Keith Schillo, Animal and Food Sciences
2007 Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award
"The Importance of Being Earnest in Teaching Agricultural Education: How to Avoid Becoming Seriously Irrelevant"

Dr. David Ditsch, Plant and Soil Sciences
2007 M. D. Whitaker Extension Award for Excellence
" Eastern Kentucky Agriculture: Oxymoron or New Frontier"

Dr. Peter Nagy, Plant Pathology
2007 Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Research Award
"Plant-Virus Interactions and Virus Evolution"


 

2007 Distinguished Lecturer Series


Dr. Doug McLaren, Forestry
2006 M.D. Whiteker Award for Excellence in Extension
"One acre at a time"

Dr. Czarena Crofcheck, Biosystems & Ag. Engineering
Gamma Sigma Delta 2006 Master Teacher Award Winner
"Deductive vs. inductive teaching methods"

Dr. David Harmon, Animal & Food Sciences
2006 T.P. Cooper Research Award Winner
"My Dog and the Land Grant Mission: Past, Present and Future"


 

2006 Distinguished Lecturer Series


In 2006, the Kentucky Chapter received a Chapter Enrichment Grant to document our Distinguished Lecturer Series. DVD Copies of the three seminars are available in Ag Communications Service Library or for viewing online here.

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Dr. Jerry Skees, Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky
2005 T.P. Cooper Research Award Winner
"Mixing Markets and Government for Natural Disaster Risk: Global Lessons Learned - Will they fit in the U.S.?"

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Dr. Seonok 'Sunny' Ham, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Kentucky
Gamma Sigma Delta 2005 Master Teacher Award Winner
"Engaging Students in Agr-toursim and Kentucky Communities through Teaching"

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Dr. Gary Palmer, Plant and Soil Sciences, University of kentucky
2005 recipient of the M.D. Whitaker Extension Award
"What could the Atacama Desert of Chile possibly have in common with tobacco production in Kentucky?"

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2005
Dr. Paul Vincelli, Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky
Gamma Sigma Delta 2004 Master Teacher Award Winner
"Teachers as Students of More than Subject Matter"

Dr. Dennis TeKrony, Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky
2004 T.P. Cooper Research Award Winner
"Can the Land Grant University Remain as the 'Seed' of Agriculture"

Dr. Steve Isaacs, Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky
2004 M.D. Whiteker Award for Excellence in Extension
"Reflections on a Winter on the Extension Trail"


 

2004
Dr. Laurie Lawrence
, Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky
2003 recipient of the T.P. Cooper Research Award
"Research in Land Grant Institutions -- Is This What Justin Morrill Had in Mind?"

Dr. Steve Isaacs, Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky
2003 recipient of the Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award
"It's Teaching .. On Campus or Off"

Dr. Roy Burris, Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky
2003 recipient of the M.D. Whiteker Award for Excellence in Extension
"Making a Difference in People's Lives - An Extension Specialist's Perspecitve"


 

2003
Dr. Gary Parker, Extension Swine Specialist, University of Kentucky
2002 Recipient of the M.D. Whiteker Award for Excellence in Extension
"Simple Basics of Extension"

Dr. David Williams, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
2002 Recipient of the Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award
"Turfgrass Science Teaching: At UK and Beyond"

Dr. Joseph Chappell, Professor, University of Kentucky
Recipient of the 2002 Thomas Poe Cooper Award for Research
"Twists and Turns: Experimental Pursuits in Plant Biochemistry and Defining Roles in Commercializations"


 

2002
Dr. A. Lee Meyer, Extension Professor, University of Kentucky
2001 Recipient of the M.D. Whiteker Award for Excellence in Extension
"A New Stew of Skills for an Effective Land Grant: A Learning Communities Model"

Dr. James Jackson, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
2001 Recipient of the Gamma Sigma Delta Master Teacher Award
"Creative Thinking and GEN 200"

Dr. Robert Houtz, Professor, University of Kentucky
Recipient of the 2001 Thomas Poe Cooper Award for Research
"Administrative Processing of Critical Information in the Chloroplast"


2001
Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes
, Associate Professor of Agribusiness, University of Missouri--Columbia and Editor of AgBioForum, an online magazine on the economics of agrobiotechnology
"The Public Acceptance Woes of Biotech: So What Have We Learned?"


1999
Mr. Michael Dunn, USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs
"Challenges in Regulating America's Food Supply"


1998
Dr. Richard Sandor
, Chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products Limited
"Using Markets to Motivate Environmental Improvement: The Role of Agriculture"


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