David Buchanan, professor of animal sciences, has been named the associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources.
Dr. Buchanan brings a wealth of experience in academics to his new position, as well as a profound and deep commitment to student advising and faculty mentoring, said Ken Grafton, vice president, dean and director for agricultural affairs for the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, and director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. His knowledge of North Dakota and the region also will be exceptionally useful in student recruitment.
Buchanan assumed his new responsibilities May 16. He has been with the NDSU animal sciences department since 2007. Buchanans research interests include animal breeding and genetics. Prior to coming to NDSU, he was a faculty member at Oklahoma State University for almost 28 years.
It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve as associate dean for the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, Buchanan said. There is excitement in the industries served by our college, and I look forward to the challenge of recruiting students, helping to enhance our academic offerings and working with the alumni of our college. When many work together, dreams can be realized.
Buchanan, a Fargo, N.D., native, earned a Bachelor of Science in animal science from NDSU. He earned both a masters degree in animal science and a doctorate in animal breeding and genetics from the University of Nebraska. He has held numerous positions with professional animal science organizations, won awards, published research and given numerous speeches on animal science during his 32-year career.
Buchanan received the 2006 Excellence in University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.