Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:00 pm
Dr. Fred Allen, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, was recently named a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America for 2012.
He was nominated by a colleague and had supporting letters from peers within CSSA. He received the award at the CSSA’s meeting in Cincinnati late last month.
The CSSA Fellow award is the highest recognition given by the society to its members. Fewer than half of 1 percent of the active and emeritus members may be elected.
“It’s a great honor for me to have my professional career achievements recognized by my peers. Most successful careers are built on team effort and that certainly is true in my case. I’ve been blessed to have a team of excellent support staff, graduate students and faculty cooperators who have helped make my achievements possible,” said Allen. The plant scientist has served as the major professor for nine Ph.D. and 21 M.S. graduate students, and has taught more than 1,400 students.
Published in The Messenger 11.13.12