Westerman, Robert L. 2013 MPA

Westerman, Robert L. 2013 MPA

Robert (Bob) Westerman, 2014 Professional Master Agronomist, Dept of Plant and Soil SciencesDr. Robert L. Westerman

Assistant Vice President for Agricultural Programs Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Oklahoma State University

 

 

 

Degrees Received

Ph.D., 1969, Soil Science, University of Illinois

M.S., 1963, Agronomy/Soils, Oklahoma State University

B.S., 1961, Agricultural Education, Oklahoma State University

Present and Past Positions

Oklahoma State University Emeritus Faculty 2013-present

Vice President for Agricultural Programs 2007-2013

Vice President for Agricultural Programs and Interim Sr. Financial Officer 2006-2007 Vice President for Agricultural Programs 2006

Interim Associate Director of OAES 2005 -2006 Assistant Director of OAES, 2001 - 2005

Head, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, 1997-2001 Head, Department of Agronomy, 1991-1997

Regents Professor of Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, 1988-1991 Professor of Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, 1983-1988 Associate Professor of Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, 1976-1983

University of Arizona

Associate Professor and Associate Soil Scientist, 1974-1976 Assistant Professor and Assistant Soil Scientist, 1969-1974

Professional Activities and Accomplishments

¨      Assist with the day-to-day management of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

¨      Demonstrated ability to effectively manage the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station budget and day- to-day affairs, which has annual expenditures over $50 million

¨      Demonstrated ability to serve effectively as an administrative leader of a large complex department

¨      Scholarly achievement in research with a strong publication record

¨      Research in soil fertility and plant nutrition with emphasis on efficient fertilizer use, nitrogen fertilizer transformations, movement in soil, and uptake in plants utilizing 15N techniques while minimizing the potential of pollution of groundwater, lakes and streams

¨      Demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding

¨      Editor, SSSA Monograph "Soil Testing and Plant Analysis, 1990

¨      Associate Editor, Fertilizer Issues, 1983-1990

¨      Chairman Division S-4, 1983-1084

¨      Regional Chairman, ASA Membership Committee, 1982-1983

¨      Associate Editor (Soils), Agronomy Journal, 1976-1982

National Awards

¨      ASA, Agronomic Achievement Award - Soils, 1991

¨      Fellow, American Society of America, 1986

¨     Fellow, Soil Science Society of America, 1986