Faculty Innovation Council

Mapping the Route

To guide us throughout this strategic action plan, UT AgResearch has established a Faculty Innovation Council that will work in concert with a strategic action plan program director. The council will collect input on priorities from faculty or programs they represent, and serve as a “think tank” for the AgResearch Leadership Team by identifying and discussing emerging science/trends as well as perceived gaps in proposed efforts. The council will elect officers, and members will serve limited, staggered terms. Together with the Faculty Innovation Council, the strategic action plan program director will:

  • Monitor and summarize progress.
  • Coordinate reporting.
  • Track communication activities.
  • Finalize integrated project plans with an implementation team.
  • Schedule regular programs with stakeholders (updates to UTIA leadership, department heads, faculty) to highlight progress and receive feedback.
  • Initiate lunch-and-learn sessions to foster interaction between faculty with competitive grant success and junior faculty.
  • Explore new methods to foster a culture of “team research” at UTIA.

Morgan Hall
The Faculty Innovation Council would like to introduce the new 2023 UTIA AgResearch faculty!

Faculty Innovation Council Members:

Susan M Schexnayder Profile Page
Susan M Schexnayder
Senior Research Associate, School of Natural Resources
Niki Labbe Profile Page
Niki Labbe
Professor and Assistant Director, School of Natural Resources
Jiajia Chen Profile Page
Jiajia Chen
Assistant Professor, Food Science
Chris Boyer Profile Page
Chris Boyer
Professor & Assistant Department Head, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Neal Stewart Profile Page
Neal Stewart
Professor & Director, Plant Sciences
Carrie Ann Stephens Profile Page
Carrie Ann Stephens
Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
Adam Sage Willcox Profile Page
Adam Sage Willcox
Research Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources
Troy Rowan Profile Page
Troy Rowan
Assistant Professor-Beef Cattle Genomics, Animal Science
Sindhu Jagadamma Profile Page
Sindhu Jagadamma
Associate Professor, Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Rebecca Tiffany Trout Fryxell Profile Page
Rebecca Tiffany Trout Fryxell
Associate Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology

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