College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Pamela J. Green

Unidel Crawford H. Greenewalt Endowed Chair in Plant Molecular Biology
Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: The genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology of plants.
This chair honors the late Crawford H. Greenwalt, who served as president and chief executive officer of the DuPont Co. from 1948-62, as DuPont chairman for five years until 1967 and as head of its finance committee until 1972. Active in community affairs, he served on several boards of directors in the region. Mr. Greenwalt was married to Margaretta du Pont, who died in 1991.

Lesa Griffiths

T.A. Baker Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Animal and Food Sciences

Research: Animal Nutrition.
The professorship honors Thomas A. Baker, who was a professor of animal husbandry and on the faculty of the then College of Agricultural Sciences for 39 years. He and his wife, Ruth, made a bequest to the college, which established the named professorship.

Limin Kung Jr.

S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Animal and Food Sciences
Animal and Food Sciences

Research: Ways to improve the productive efficiency of lactating dairy cows through a better understanding of fermentation processes that occur in forages in silos and in the rumen of cows. This professorship honors a generous benefactor who supported a professorship and research in animal husbandry at UD for many years.

Kent Messer

Unidel Howard Cosgrove Chair for the Environment
Applied Economics and Statistics

Research: Environmental conservation with a focus on land use and sustainable development
The Unidel Howard Cosgrove Chair for the Environment is a five-year career development chair named in honor of the former chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Blake C. Meyers

Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Novel approaches and applications of bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing to plant genomics Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professorships are funded by the late Edward F. Rosenberg, AS ’29, ’30M and his wife, Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg. Dr. Rosenberg was a nationally known rheumatologist, and his wife, a graduate of the Curtis Institute, was a concert pianist and harpist.

Donald L. Sparks

Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: The chemistry of soil reactions.
The chair is named in honor of S. Hallock du Pont, a generous benefactor who supported a professorship and research in animal husbandry at UD for many years.

Tara Trammell

John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry

Research:  Urban Forestry
The John Bartram Professor of Urban Forestry is named in honor of John Bartram (1699 – 1777), one of colonial America’s foremost botanists, horticulturalists and plant explorers, and sometimes called the “father of American Botany.” In Bartram’s lifetime, Delaware was part of Pennsylvania, so he surely walked across what would become the University of Delaware campus on his many trips south along the boundary between the piedmont and the coastal plain.