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NEVADA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

Bill Payne


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Dean and Director of CABNR/NAES
Department of CABNR/NAES - Administration
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 221
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 784-6237
Email: bpayne@cabnr.unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 210

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EDUCATION

B.A. Wabash College, Chemistry 1981
M.S. Texas A&M, Soil Science 1988
Ph.D. Texas A&M, Soil Science 1990

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

Dr. Payne recently moved from Ethiopia, where he worked with the International Center for Agricultural Research for the Dry Areas as Director of a $150 million research program aimed at improving food security and livelihoods in the dry areas of the world. Dr. Payne serves as Professor of Crop Physiology at Texas A&M University, and is former Research Director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. He has advised charitable foundations, national and international agencies, publishers, foreign governments and universities on science, food security, and sustainable agriculture. Dr. Payne has been named fellow of five international scientific societies and has held numerous leadership roles at the state, national and international level.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Fellow, Crop Science Society of America (2013)
  • High Impact Paper Award from the Chinese Journal of Integrative Agriculture for article "Canopy temperature depression as a potential selection criterion for drought resistance in wheat" (2012; shared with 3 other authors)
  • Fellow, Soil Science Society of America (2009)
  • Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society (2007)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006)
  • Fellow, American Society of Agronomy (2006)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Crop Science Society of America
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • International Union of Soil Scientists
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Sigma Xi, Honorary
  • International Research Society