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24 years of professional service since earning her PhD, one year as post-doc, four years teaching at the University &ndash Stevens Point and 19 years with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her research.
Research soil scientist focused on identifying and developing environmentally sustainable, economically viable and agronomically feasible agricultural practices though local, national and inter-national collaboration. Conceived, planned, conducted and reported through peer-reviewed publication and technical reported all aspects of research. Data management, summarization (EXCEL, Word, Publisher), graphical presentation (EXCEL, SigmaPlot), statistical analysis (SAS), and presentation preparation (PowerPoint).
Served as lead scientist coordinating multi-disciplinary team efforts for meeting research objectives based on individual and group scientific capabilities. Identified critical problems, conceptualize potential solutions, independently develop and execute research to determine feasibility and viability proposed solutions focused on identifying and developing environmentally sustainable, economically viable and agronomically feasible agricultural practices though local, national and inter-national collaboration. Prepare semi-annual and annual reports, grant proposal writing, provide technical information and consultation on specific projects and broad related areas. Strong verbal communication skills.
As supervisor, responsibilities included making selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, approving/disapproving leave, and evaluating performance. Ensures equal opportunity is extended to all employees supervised and all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or non-disqualifying handicapping condition. Working knowledge to assure implementation of affirmative Equal Employment Opportunity plans of action and applicable Civil Rights provisions.