I am delighted to inform you that Dr. Amy Charkowski will be joining our College of Agricultural Sciences as the next Department Head of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management effective October 1, 2016.
Amy is currently a professor and associate chair in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her experiences of mentoring graduate students and junior faculty, leading a successful research group, working with individual farmers and industry groups, and assisting with college and department level leadership are impressive. I am confident that Amy’s personal style, commitment to student development, strong research record and high performance standards will help her succeed as an administrative leader within our college.
Complementing the collective work we currently have underway within our college to make food healthier, safer, and more readily available on a global scale, Amy’s research will contribute to advancing our reputation across the U.S. and around the world. Her research efforts have focused on molecular plant-microbe interactions to address disease control; developing inexpensive methods of pathogen detection; and innovations in seed potato production. Importantly, Amy has established a number of industry connections through her research and as the administrative director of the Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program.
I look forward to working with Amy to continue the journey of excellence and progress we have underway within our college. In the meantime, please join me in welcoming Amy Charkowski to our CSU family and as the newest member of the College’s administrative team.
Until next time, I hope your summer months have been productive interspersed with opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Dean – College of Agricultural Sciences
Director – Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1201