Purdue Agriculture dean appoints new agricultural sciences training and communications division head

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Karen Plaut, Purdue University’s Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture, has appointed Rama Radhakrishna as head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communications.

“Rama brings spectacular strengths to Purdue Agriculture and ASEC,” Plaut mentioned. “His dedication to all features of the mission and evaluating their influence will be certain that ASEC’s Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication packages proceed to develop and the division builds its partnerships throughout the school and state.”

After finishing his doctorate in agricultural and Extension training from Pennsylvania State University, Radhakrishna labored on a three-year analysis research on the college specializing in the consequences of smoking amongst kids. Following the research, Radhakrishna held a college place at Clemson University and, most just lately, within the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education at Penn State. He additionally served as assistant dean for graduate training within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

With Radhakrishna’s space of experience being Extension program growth and analysis, he seems to be ahead to figuring out areas of collaboration and integration within the College of Agriculture. He needs to sort out points throughout the state and on the similar time establish alternatives for cutting-edge analysis and instructing inside Purdue’s College of Agriculture.

“Integration has been a theme all through my profession, and we now have super alternative to try this right here at Purdue,” Radhakrishna mentioned. “I’m very pushed by outcomes and outcomes. One factor I consider is that after we take into consideration discovery and innovation, it occurs on the intersection of disciplines. For us to handle vital points going through society and to provide optimistic outcomes, we should make that occur.”

During the autumn semester, Radhakrishna mentioned he plans to do some in depth listening to raised be taught in regards to the faculty. He emphasised the necessity to perceive departmental strengths and alternatives for enchancment, that are key to engaging in the targets to be set for ASEC’s success.

Writer: Jillian Ellison, 765-494-0948, ellison1@purdue.edu 

Source: Rama Radhakrishna, rbradhak@purdue.edu 

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