The Department of Grain Science and Industry Distinguished Lecture Series, initiated this spring, plans to bring preeminent scholars to Kansas State University to share their knowledge and experiences in the areas of grain and plant-based food, feed, fiber, fuel and bio-products. These lectures will feature a speaker during the spring and fall semesters.
Dr. Craig Morris, Director & Supervisory Research Chemist, USDA-ARS Western Wheat Quality Laboratory and Editor-in-Chief for Cereal Chemistry, is the first Distinguished Lecture Series speaker. Please see the attached program and flyer about Dr. Morris’ presentation.
Dr. Craig Morris earned his B.S. in Agronomy and Seed Science in 1982 from Iowa State University. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Agronomy from Kansas State University focusing on pre-harvest sprouting in wheat. In his role as Director and Supervisory Research Chemist, Dr. Morris supervises the breeding line evaluation and conducted directed research on wheat quality traits. He is an Honorary Research Professor at the National Wheat Improvement Center in the Science and Research Institute at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Morris is also the U.S. Chair of the Joint Oversight Committee and is the U.S. Center Director for the Sino-U.S. Centers for Wheat Quality and Pathology, which is co-located in his laboratory and at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing. Dr. Morris is a member of AACC International (Fellow), Crop Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, and the Pacific Northwest Section of AACCI. He has recently been appointed the Editor-in-Chief for Cereal Chemistry, AACC’s flagship research journal.