Plant and Soil Science and College of
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Philip has provided consistent, creative, and technically advanced support for the various research and outreach projects since 1989. The projects undertaken by the Thornton Distinguished Chair faculty are large-scale, internationally recognized for scholarship, and directly impact the agricultural economy of West Texas. Philip has independently sought the latest digital technology training and has incorporated those tools into all aspects of the programs. In particular, the TeCSIS and TAWC programs could not have achieved their international levels of scholarship nor their benefits to local stakeholders without his diligent attention to all levels of field and lab practices, data analysis, preparing publications and presentations, and communication among all collaborators plus their technical support staff and students. Philip's exceptional work ethic and frequent suggestions for program improvements have resulted in him being co-author of over 35 refereed journal publications, 36 abstracts, acknowledgment in at least 40 other publications for his assistance, and involvement in procurement of over $12 million in grants. The unusually high level of productivity of the TeCSIS and TAWC programs and their high level of state-wide impact and international recognition could not have been achieved without the untiring and sophisticated technical support of Philip.