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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 henry associate professor vote on tenure

Gerald HenryAssociate ProfessorVote on Tenure

Miguel Cabrera, Wayne Hanna, Clint Waltz


Gerald henry
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
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 univ1
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
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
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)



Research areas at texas tech
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
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 uga1
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 uga2
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 uga3
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
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




Authorship since 2012
Authorship Since 2012

  • 3 – Senior author

  • 6 – Graduate student

  • 2 – Postdoc

  • 3 - Colleague


Journals
Journals

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


Professional meetings since 2012 18
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
Proceedings and Abstracts

  • 67 before 2012

    • 45 as Sr. Author

  • 48 since 2012

    • 16 as Sr. Author


Invited presentations
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
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


Service1
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


Service2
Service

  • State

    • Local and Co. Education Programs

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

    • 6 Popular Press articles

    • Field day, Turfgrass Research Facility, Griffin


Letters
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.


Letters1
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.


Letters2
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.


Letters3
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.


Letters4
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.


Letters5
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.


Letters6
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
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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