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Department of Plant Pathology

Faculty Awards & Recognition




2020Barbara ValentElected as member of National Academy of Sciences
2019Harold TrickDistinguished Scientist Award, Society for In Vitro Biology
2018Jim StackFellow, American Phytopathological Society
2018Tim ToddExcellence in Graduate Teaching, KSU College of Agriculture
2018Barbara ValentNoel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology. American Phytopathological Society
2017David CookYoung Faculty Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
2017Judy O'MaraExcellence in Mentoring, K-State Research and Extension
2016William BockusMarty Vanier and Bob Krause Biosecurity Research Institute Research Fellow, Kansas State University
2016Jim StackMarty Vanier and Bob Krause Biosecurity Research Institute Research Fellow. Kansas State University
2016Barbara ValentMarty Vanier and Bob Krause Biosecurity Research Institute Research Fellow. Kansas State University
2016Barbara ValentPathologist of Distinction. Honorary Presentation. American Phytopathological Society
2016Anna Whitfield and Dorith RotenbergDiversity Award, K-State Research and Extension
2016Jesse PolandNational Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Early Career Scientist Award
2016Eduard Akhunov2016 Outstanding Papers in Plant Genetic Resources, Crop Science Society of America
2016Bikram GillHonorary Fellow, Genetics Society of Japan
2016Bikram GillLifetime Achievement Award, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar, India
2016Frank WhiteFellow - American Association for the Advancement of Science
2015Barbara Valent“Top Author,” American Society of Plant Biologists. Based on publication of highly cited papers in The Plant Cell from 2009 to 2013
2015Erick De WolfCommunicator of the Year, KSU College of Agriculture
2015Megan KennellyPaula Ford Award for Top Proposal, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (USDA-SARE)
2015Doug JardineNorth Central Region, Distinguished Service Award. Epsilon Sigma Phi
2015Harold TrickFellow, Society for In Vitro Biology
2014Jardine, D.J.Distinguished Service Award, Alpha Rho Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Phi
2014White, F.F.Irvin Youngberg Award in Applied Sciences. Higuchi Research Achievement Award. University of Kansas.
2014Akhunov, E.USDA NIFA 2014 Partnership Award for Program Improvement Through Global Engagement. Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project.
2014Whitfield, A.E.College of Agriculture Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award-Kansas State University
2013Jardine, D.J.Fellow – American Phytopathological Society
2013Leslie, J.F.Fellow - American Association for the Advancement of Science
2013Jardine, D.J.Extension & Education Community Award for Publications, Agronomy Society of America (team award with K.L Roozeboom, D, Ruiz-Diaz, R.J. Whitworth and C. Thompson)
2013Rotenberg, DUniversity Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Research
2012Kennelly, MLee M. Hutchins Award, American Phytopathological Society
2012Jardine, DTeam Award: International IPM Award of Excellence – Soybean Rust – Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (PIPE)
2012Jardine, DTeam Award: ESCOP Science and Technology Committee’s 2012 National Multistate Research Award for Excellence, NCERA-208
2012Valent, BJohn S. Karling Lecture, Mycological Society of America
2012Gill, B.S.Friendship Award-People's Republic of China. This is the highest award given by the PRC to foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress.
2012Bockus, W.W.National Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Phytopathological Society.
2012Leslie, J.F.Whetzel-Westcock-Dimcock Lecturer, Cornell University
2012Valent, B.Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology, University of Wisconsin
2011Leslie, J.F.University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University
2011Whitfield, A.E.Ad Astra Top 150 Kansas Scientists, both past and present
2011Gill, B.S.Frank Mayr Medal, Crop Science Society of America
2010Todd, R.B.First Award-Kansas NSF EPSCoR
2010Kennelly, M.M.Early Career Award - Gamma Sigma Delta, KSU
2010Whitfield, A.E.Schroth Faces of the Future of Virology - American Phytopathological Society
2010Gill, B.S.Jiangsu Province Friendship Award, China
2010Bockus, W.W.Distinguished Service Award - North Central division, American Phytopathological Society
2010Whitfield, A.E.CAREER Award - National Science Foundation
2010White, F.F.Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Member Award
2010White, F.F.Fellow, American Phytopathological Society