John Stier

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Institution/Organization: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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John Stier is associate dean for academic and faculty affairs in the Herbert College of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee (UT). He earned bachelors and masters degrees in agriculture and plant pathology from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in crop and soil sciences from Michigan State University. He oversees student recruitment, curriculum, and career preparation at UT, collaborating with industries to ensure the university is responsive to employer needs. Dr. Stier has worked on industry and/or academic programs in multiple countries, ranging from a PhD program with the China Scholarship Council to summer-long student research and outreach projects for farmers in Belize. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America, and received the Crop Science Society’s Fred Grau award in 2020 for the greatest impact on turfgrass science research and outreach over the last 15 years.