David Williams

Director of Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability (RCARS)
Professor

david.williams@uky.edu
Phone (606) 666-2438 x286
Robinson Center

RCARS
176 Robinson Road,
Jackson KY 41339

Areas of Interest:  Activities related to enhancing the lives of the people of Appalachia and industrial hemp research.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • April 2016 - Present, Director, Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability (RCARS)
  • 2015 - Present, Professor, Plant and Soils Science Department, University of Kentucky
  • 2004 - 2015, Associate Professor, Plant and Soils Science Department, University of Kentucky
  • 1997 - 2004, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soils Science Department, University of Kentucky

EDUCATION

  • BS 1981 Eastern Kentucky University
  • MS 1993 University of Kentucky
  • PhD 1996 University of Kentucky

Brief Biography:  Dr. Williams has been directly involved in agronomic science for his entire career.  This includes positions as a practitioner, researcher, and teacher.  He has also served in leadership positions in several national, regional, and UK organizations/committees.  He has led the industrial hemp agronomic science research efforts within the UK Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences 2014-present.  He has provided many local, regional, national, and international presentations on the science of industrial hemp production.