Dr. Stuber is a native of Nebraska and grew up on a farm near Ravenna, NE. He earned his B.S. in 1952 and his M.S. in 1961 at the University of Nebraska. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Experimental Statistics from North Carolina State University in 1965.
Dr. Stuber served in the U.S. Navy 1952-56. He operated a grain farm near Shelton, NE, and taught a Veteran's Agriculture Class at Broken Bow, NE 1956-59. He began his career with the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in 1962 as a research geneticist in Raleigh, NC. He also was a member of the genetics faculty at N.C. State University 1965-1998, and was promoted to full professor in 1975. He has continued on the faculty as an emeritus professor of genetics since his retirement in 1998. He served as Technical Advisor for Corn, Southern Region, USDA-ARS 1973-81. Dr. Stuber served as Supervisory Research Geneticist and Research Leader, Plant Science Research Group, USDA-ARS, Raleigh, NC, 1975-98, and Location Coordinator, Raleigh, NC, 1991-95. He is presently a Collaborator, USDA-ARS.
During his research career with the USDA-ARS, Dr. Stuber conducted pioneering research in the use of molecular markers for mapping genes affecting economically important traits of corn leading to new methods for developing improved commercial hybrids.
Some of the honors and awards received by Dr. Stuber are as follows:
- USDA Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame, 1999.
- USDA-ARS Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award, 1989
- Member of Quantitative Genetics Team at Raleigh, NC, which received USDA Superior Service Award, 1990.
- Promoted to Senior Executive Service, USDA-ARS, 1992.
Other honors and awards:
- Fellow, American Society of Agronomy, 1985.
- Fellow, Crop Science Society of America, 1986.
- President, Crop Science Society of America, 1993.
- President, American Society of Agronomy, 2002.
- Crop Science Research Award, Crop Science Society of America, 1995.
- Genetics and Plant Breeding Award, National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders, 1995.
- Award of Merit, University of Nebraska, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Alumni Association, 1997
- DeKalb Genetics Crop Science Distinguished Career Award, Crop Science Society of America, 1999.
- MAYDICA Journal, Volume 45, 2000, dedicated to Charles W. Stuber for innovative research.
- Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta, Pi Mu Epsilon.