My main duties are setting up and conducting field research trials for pesticide efficacy. We work on Corn seedling and foliar trials and Soybean foliar trials. I also manage Dr. Robertson’s lab helping grad students with procuring supplies for their research needs.
I was born in Virginia but spent most of my early life in Illinois. Though my family did not farm, my father was involved with AG Chemical companies his whole life.
- M.S., Plant Science at West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, December 1996
- B.S. Plant & Soil Science Major/Plant Biology Minor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, August 1992
- Research/Extension Associate, Iowa State University, Department of Plant Pathology, 1/97 – present. Conducts field, greenhouse, and laboratory research on diseases of corn, soybeans, oats, and wheat. Give talks on field diagnoses of corn and soybean diseases.