S. Lawrence and Elizabeth Ritchey Yost Lea Professorship in Plant and Soil Sciences

This is an endowed professorship established by Elizabeth Ritchey Yost Lea.

The Yost Lea Professorship is awarded to a faculty member who:

  1. Is tenured and holds the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
  2. Has research interests clearly linked to Plant and Soil Science with emphasis first on wheat or white corn, or second, other grain crops.
  3. Is recognized as an outstanding leader in the area of Plant and Soil Science.
  4. Contributes to the advancement of new knowledge; and
  5. Has a strong research program underway involving other faculty, staff, and students of the university.

 

Dr. Chad Lee

Dr. Chad Lee - 2017-2018 Yost Lea Professor

The previous Yost Lea Professor was Dr. David Van Sanford.


John H. Heick Professorship in Soil Science

Established by Betty Jo Denton Heick, the Heick Professorship is awarded to a faculty member who:

  1. Conducts research in an area of soil sciences;
  2. Is recognized as an outstanding leader in that field;
  3. Contributes to the advancement of new knowledge; and
  4. Has a strong research program underway involving other faculty, staff, and students.

Dr. Ole Wendroth

Dr. Ole Wendroth - 2017-2018 John. H. Heick Professor


Harold R. Burton Endowed Professorship in Plant Biochemistry was endowed by the donation of shares of Star Scientific, Inc.

The Burton Professorship is awarded to a faculty member who:

  1. Conducts research in the area of plant biochemistry;
  2. Is recognized as an outstanding leader in that field;
  3. Contributes to the advancement of new knowledge; and
  4. Has a strong research program underway involving other faculty, staff and students.

Previous Burton Professors have been Dr. Harold Burton and Dr. Joseph Chappell.