November 26th, 2003

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy Professor Russ Mullen has been named a fellow of the Crops Science Society of America (CSSA).

Mullen was one of 11 crop scientists selected for the honor, which is based on professional achievements and meritorious service.

Mullen teaches courses in crop production and utilization, and advises students in agronomy and seed science. He recently developed computer-integrated multimedia technology to improve student learning in his introductory agronomy class. Mullen conducts research in crop production and seed physiology. His research focuses on the effects of environmental and biological stresses on seed yield and soybean quality— factors affecting sustainable agriculture and community development.

Mullen also is a faculty member of Iowa State's Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture. He earned degrees at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. He is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA).

ASA, CSSA and Soil Science Society of America are educational organizations helping more than 11,000 members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy, crop and soil sciences by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services.


Russ Mullen, Agronomy, (515) 294-3271

Melea Reicks Licht, Agronomy, (515) 294-1890

Teddi Barron, News Service (515) 294-4778