Matt A. Sanderson is the Research Leader at the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND. Dr. Sanderson has degrees from North Dakota State University and Iowa State University and was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Missouri. From 1988 to 1996 he was on the faculty of Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Stephenville, TX. From 1996 to 2010, he was a research agronomist and lead scientist with the USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in University Park, PA where he did research on forage and pasture management, warm-season grasses for conservation and bioenergy, and grassland diversity. Dr. Sanderson is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America. As Research Leader and Laboratory Director, he supervises the 2400 acre USDA-ARS facility and its staff with research in sustainable systems for the northern Great Plains.
Pastureland Research and Assessment Supporting CEAP Objectives and Benefitting Farmers
Grazing Land Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)
2010 to Present, Research Leader and Laboratory Director, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND.
1996 to 2010, Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA.
1996 to 2010, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Science, Pennsylvania State University.
1993-1996, Member, Graduate Faculty, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
1993-1996, Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Agronomy Dept., Tarleton State Univ., Stephenville, TX.
1993-1996, Adjunct Professor, Plant Science Dept., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
1993-1996, Associate Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences Dept., Texas A&M, Stephenville, TX.
1988-1993, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Stephenville, TX.
1988, Postdoctoral Fellow, Agronomy Dept., University of Missouri, Columbia
1983-1988, Grad. Res. Asst., Agronomy Dept., Iowa State University
1981-1983, Grad. Res. Asst., Vet. Sci. and Agronomy Dept., North Dakota State University
1987, Ph.D. Iowa State University, Crop Production & Physiology
1983, M.S. North Dakota State University, Agronomy
1981, B.S. North Dakota State University, Agronomy
1976, Associate Degree, North Dakota State University