B.S.: (Soil Sci.), Calif. Polytech. University., San Luis Obispo, 1966.
M.S.: (Soil Sci./Plant Nutrition), University of Calif., Davis, 1969.
Ph.D.: (Soil Sci./Plant Nutrition), University of Calif., Davis, 1971.
1972-present: Plant Physiologist & Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS, Robert W. Holley Research Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, NY;
1994-2000: Co-organizer; Food Systems for Health Program within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University.
1975-present: Prof. of Plant Nutrition, Depart. of Crop & Soil Sciences., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1980-1981: Visiting Distinguished Scientist, Environ. & Life Sci., Murdoch Univ., Perth, Australia
1977-1978: Acting Director, USDA-ARS, U.S. Plant, Soil and Nutrition Laboratory, Ithaca, NY
1971-1972: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Depart. of Agron., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1966-1971: Research and Teaching Assistant, Depart. of Soils and Plant Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA
Am. Assoc. .Adv. Sci.; Am. Soc. Agron..; Am. Soc. Plant Biol.; Crop Sci. Soc. Am.; Sigma Xi, The Scient. Res. Soc.; Soil Sci. Soc. Am.
Co-editor: Perspectives on the Micronutrient Nutrition of Crops, Scientific Publishers.
Co-editor: Second edition of Micronutrients In Agriculture, for Soil Sci. Soc. Am.
Co-editor: Crops as Sources of Nutrients for Humans for the Am. Soc. Agron.
Co-editor: Food-Based Approaches to Micronutrient Malnutrition: an International Research Agenda, Cornell Un.
Co-editor: Creating Healthful Food Systems: Linking Agriculture to Human Needs, Cornell Un.
Guest-editor: Special issue of Field Crops Research journal on Micronutrients
Guest Reviewer: J. Nutrition, Plant Physiol., Agron. J., Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., J. Envirn. Qual., J. Agric. & Food Chem., Science, J. Plant Nutrition., Physiol. Plant., Plant & Soil, Planta, etc.
Appointed: Member, Am. Soc. Agronomy, Membership Committee, Soil Sci. Soc. Am., Soil Sci. Research Award Committee (2 yrs.); Member, Crop Sci. Soc. Am., Crop Sci. Research Award Committee (1991-1993); representative to Section O (Agriculture) Committee, Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. for the Soil Sci. Soc. Am. (1992-2002)
Honors & Awards:Research Awards, N.E. Regional Sec., Am. Soc. Agron. Research Award (1992), USDA-ARS North Atlantic Area Senior Scientist of the Year Award (2003), National USDA-ARS Outstanding Senior Scientist of the Year Award (2003); Fellow, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. (1988); Fellow, Am. Soc. Agron. (1988); Robert Massee Lecturer, University of North Dakota Medical School, Grand Forks, ND (2002); Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey (5/1999); Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Depart. of Plant Sci., University of Adelaide, S. Australia, (9/1991 to 12/1991); Distinguished Lecturer, University of Adelaide, S. Australia, (9/1991 to 12/1991); Distinguished Visiting Scientist and Principal Researcher, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, (9/1980 to 8/1981); elected Councilor, International Council for Genetics and Molecular Biology of Plant Nutrition representing the United States; elected Councilor, International Council on Plant Nutrition representing the United States; elected President, Cornell Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 1983-84; Editorial Boards, BioMetals, 1994-2000; Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 2003-; Asian Journal of Plant Science, 2003-; Editorial Advisor Boards: Food Products Press, Haworth Press; nutritiongate.com, CABI Publishing; SSSA Representative to AAAS, Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources Section; Certificate of Appreciation from USDA-ARS for being Acting Director of the U.S. Plant, Soil and Nutrition Laboratory during 1977-78.