Current Director duties include management of the nearly 1000 acre Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart, Arkansas. Management of faculty, staff and budgets for the facility. Serving on the Board of Directors for the Southern Weed Science Society.
Research interests include most all work conducted on various aspects of rice breeding and production conducted at the Station. Currently a member of the team of researchers investigating traits for tolerance in rice to high nighttime temperatures, which can result in poor grain quality and yield reductions.
BS 1991 Oklahoma State University, Agronomy (Business)
MS 1994 Oklahoma State University, Weed Science
Ph.D. 1997 Mississippi State University, Weed Science (Entomology minor)
2018-Present: Director of the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart, AR
2016-2018: Extension Weed Scientist, Director, Lonoke/Newport Extension Centers
2002-2016: Extension Weed Scientist
1997-2002: Technical Service Representative, American Cyanamid/BASF Corporation