Tremendous Impact; CASNR faculty honored for excellence in various areas
By: Randy Rosetta
As Texas Tech University continues to rise in worldwide rankings, faculty research is at the heart of the mission. On Thursday (Nov. 15), President Lawrence Schovanec and Vice President for Research Joseph Heppert took time to recognize the efforts of the Texas Tech faculty at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity annual ceremony.
"Only a faculty member can understand the anxiety of working on a project or proposal and not knowing what the outcome will be," Schovanec said, noting how vital faculty research and publishing is in the five major worldwide rankings.
"Research output is a reflection of what all of you are doing. It's being noted here today, and beyond the personal accomplishments, it also has a tremendous impact on the students of this university."
Appointments, Fellowships & Other Honors
• Fulbright Specialist Award; David Weindorf, a Research Faculty Fellow in Tech's Office of Research and Innovation, and Professor
and BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology in Tech's Department of Plant & Soil Science
• U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Food Safety; Mindy Brashears, a professor of food safety and public health with Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, and director of Texas Tech's International Center for Food Industry Excellence
• Method to introduce Salmonella into ground meat; Guy Loneragen with Katelyn Malin; Loneragen is a veterinary epidemiologist and professor of Food Safety and Public
Health in Tech's Department Animal & Food Sciences
• Portable apparatus for soil chemical characterization; David Weindorf, a Research Faculty Fellow in Tech's Office of Research and Innovation, and Professor and BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology in Tech's Department of Plant & Soil Science
Heppert, a world-renowned researcher in chemistry, echoed Schovanec's praise and said it was important to recognize faculty who have made significant contributions to Texas Tech's mission.
"We're here because we don't think we have enough opportunities to say thank you for what you do," Heppert said. "We all want to leave this place better and more nationally renowned and recognized than when we arrived, and as a faculty, we're all a part of accomplishing that."
CONTACT: William Brown, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1120NM18 / PHOTO: Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec
- Agricultural & Applied Economics
- Agricultural Education & Communications
- Animal & Food Sciences
- Landscape Architecture
- Natural Resources Management
- Plant & Soil Science
- Veterinary Science
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