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Gerald Henry Associate Professor Vote on Tenure. Miguel Cabrera, Wayne Hanna, Clint Waltz. Gerald Henry. 2007 - Ph.D., NCSU 2007-2012 – Assist. Prof., Texas Tech Univ. 100% Teaching 2012-Present – Assoc. Prof., UGA Athletic Association Professorship in Environmental Turfgrass

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Gerald HenryAssociate ProfessorVote on Tenure

Miguel Cabrera, Wayne Hanna, Clint Waltz


Gerald Henry

  • 2007 - Ph.D., NCSU

  • 2007-2012 – Assist. Prof., Texas Tech Univ.

    • 100% Teaching

  • 2012-Present – Assoc. Prof., UGA

    • Athletic Association Professorship in Environmental Turfgrass

    • 60% Teaching, 40% Research

    • Responsibilities: to enhance teaching and research programs in turfgrass science at UGA


Teaching at Texas Tech Univ.

  • Fall 2007-2011 – PSS 3309

    • Introduction to Turfgrass Science (11-17)

  • Fall 2008-2010 – PSS 1110

    • Freshman/Transfer Student Seminar (16-38)

    • Golf Course Construction (7,17)

  • Spring 2008-2011 – PSS 4316

    • Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology (8-15)

  • Spring 2009,2011 – PSS 4318

    • Turf Pest Management (15-22)

  • Spring 2009,2010 – PSS 5318

    • Advanced Turf Physiology and Ecology (1,3)


Teaching at Texas Tech Univ.

  • 2011-Outstanding Young Faculty Award

    • College of Agric. Sci. & Natural Resources

  • 2007-2012 - Graduate Students

    • (3 M.S., 1 Ph.D.)


Teaching at UGA

  • Fall 2012 – CRSS 4090 (3 cr)

    • Advanced Turfgrass Science (12; 4.2)

  • Spring 2013 – CRSS 3270/3270L (3 cr)

    • Turfgrass Management – (23/7; 4.5)

  • Fall 2013 – CRSS 4220 (2 cr)

    • Topics in Crop and Soil Sci. (11; 3.8)

  • Spring 2014 – CRSS 4090 (3 cr)

    • Advanced Turfgrass Science (16; 4.2)

      Numbers following each course title indicate number of students and average student evaluation for the course.


Teaching/Mentoring at UGA

  • 16 Undergraduate Students

  • 2 Graduate Students (M.S., Ph.D.)

  • 1 Post-doc (2012-2013)

  • Adjunct Faculty Univ. of Tennessee

    Department of Plant Sciences

    -(Ph.D. student)


Enrollment in Turfgrass Management


Research Areas at Texas Tech

  • Weed control efficacy in turfgrass

  • Overseeding/reseeding tolerance in

    turfgrass

  • Mowing to control weeds in turfgrass

  • Abiotic/biotic stress physiology in

    turfgrass

  • Herbicide tolerance in specialty crops


Research Areas at UGA

  • Site-specific turfgrass management

    • Collaboration with Toro company

    • Housing/use of mobile multi-sensor

      data acquisition unit

    • Generated data used to submit several

      grants and make 15 presentations

    • One Ph.D. student working on this

      topic


Research Areas at UGA

2. Performance testing to improve athletic field

playability and player safety

  • Collaboration with Toro company

  • One M.S.student working on this topic

  • Dr. Henry represented the

    Sports Turf Manager Association

    at the 8thAnnual Urban Soccer

    Symposium, Washington DC, May 2014


Research Areas at UGA

3. Management of turfgrass under

environmental and mechanical stress

  • Cool and warm-season turfgrass tolerance to heat and soil moisture stress.

  • Response to soil moisture gradient and mowing height

  • Turfgrass cold/freezing tolerance


Research Areas at UGA

4. Monitoring and mediating the fate of

pesticides and nutrients in turfgrass

  • Soil surfactants to reduce N

    leaching

  • Exposure to 2,4-D in turfgrass

  • Fertility practices on nutrient fate


Collaborative Research with Other Universities

  • North Carolina State University

    • Travis Gannon – Dept. of Crop Science

    • Wesley Everman – Dept. of Crop Science

  • Purdue University

    • Aaron Patton – Dept. of Agronomy

  • University of Tennessee

    • Jim Brosnan – Dept. of Plant Sciences

    • John Sorochan– Dept. of Plant Sciences


Funding


Publications (25)


Authorship Since 2012

  • 3 – Senior author

  • 6 – Graduate student

  • 2 – Postdoc

  • 3 - Colleague


Journals

  • Crop Science, Weed Science, Weed Technology, HortScience, HortTechnology, Applied Turfgrass Science, and International Turfgrass Society Research Journal


Professional Meetings since 2012 (18)

  • Southern Weed Science Society (3)

  • Crop Science Society of America (2)

  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of American (3)

  • Sports Turf Managers Association (2)

  • SERA-IEG-25 Turf (1)

  • Urban Ag Council Edge Expo (2)

  • Southeastern Turfgrass Conference (2)

  • International Turfgrass Society (1)

  • Maryland Turfgrass Conference (1)

  • Georgia GCSA Annual Conference (1)


Proceedings and Abstracts

  • 67 before 2012

    • 45 as Sr. Author

  • 48 since 2012

    • 16 as Sr. Author


Invited Presentations

  • 3 International Invitations since 2012

    • Beijing, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands

  • 7 National Invitations since 2012

  • 1 National Invitation before 2012

  • Recognized as national/international expert in his area of research


Service

  • Department

    • Member, Admin. Facilities Committee

    • Member, Social Committee

    • Advisor, Turf Club

    • Coordinator, Undergraduate Turfgrass Mgmt.

    • Director, Athens Turfgrass REC

  • College

    • Member, CAES Faculty Council

  • University

    • Member, University Council


Service

  • Profession

    • Member, C-5 Educational Committee, CSSA

    • Advisor, C-5 Grad Student Association, CSSA

    • Member, Legislative & Regulatory Committee, Southern Weed Science Society

    • Member, Education Committee, Georgia Golf Course Superintendent Association

    • Assoc. Editor (2012-2013)

      • International Turfgrass Society Journal


Service

  • State

    • Local and Co. Education Programs

      • Clarke, Spalding, Glynn, Gwinnet (500 people)

    • 6 Popular Press articles

    • Field day, Turfgrass Research Facility, Griffin


Letters

  • Tom Samples, Extension Turfgrass Mgmt.,

    University of Tennessee

    • Very complimentary of Dr. Henry’s teaching and research.

    • Dr. Henry would be granted tenure in the Plant Sciences Dept., UT.


Letters

  • Mike Richardson, Professor, Univ. of Arkansas

  • Recognized as leader in turf knowledge in SE USA.

  • Has achieved level of collaborations, notoriety, expertise, and metrics to warrant tenure.


Letters

  • Scott Senseman, Professor and Head, University of Tennessee

  • Robust teaching program and very productive research program.

  • Has accomplished much in his career and shows a passion for his work.

  • Recommends granting tenure.


Letters

  • Richard Hurley, Turfgrass Breeder, Rutgers

  • Has earned positive reputation for his teaching, student support, and original research.

  • Has garnered the respect of his peers in the weed science, crop science, agronomy, and turf management scientific community.


Letters

  • Barry Brecke, Professor of Weed Science Emeritus, Univ. of Florida

  • Outstanding Turfgrass scientist and excellent communicator.

  • His accomplishments and stature …. demonstrate he should be granted tenure.


Letters

  • Erik Ervin, Professor and Asst. Dean, Virginia Tech

  • Dr. Henry has “excellent metrics in terms of granting, publications, and service”

  • Mentions no student evaluations of teaching/letters from former students/faculty review.

  • Supports granting of tenure.


Letters

  • Nik Christians, Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Iowa State Univ.

  • Service record to industry and university is “quite good and would be above average”.

  • “Not a lot of documentation of teaching”.

  • “Dr. Henry would compare well with the most accomplished faculty.”

  • Recommends Dr. Henry be granted tenure.


Summary

  • Performing very well in teaching

  • Good progress in research

  • Good progress on funding

  • Good publication record

  • National and international recognition

  • Good service to department, university, and profession

  • Very supportive letters of reference


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