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Annette A. James, PhD

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Education: 

 

PhD. . Kansas State University, Department of Agronomy, Manhattan, Kansas.

                     Major: Agronomy/Crop Production.

  1. . Iowa State University. Department of Agronomy, Ames, Iowa.

                  Major: Agricultural Meteorology.

BSc.  . Tuskegee University. College of Agriculture, Tuskegee, Alabama.

                   Major: Plant and Soil Sciences/Agronomy.

Diploma in Agriculture. . Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Centeno,

                 Trinidad, West Indies.

 

                                                                            

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

– – Research Scientist/Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas

 

Research Scientist - Research Activities (Field Experiments)

  • The development, conduct, and management of independent research projects focused on the impacts of environmental factors on crop growth and development.

The effects of the interaction of various soil surface covers and environmental factors on the growth and development of corn; and the examination and analysis of the impact of climatic factors on the variability and trends in plant species.  

 

  • Designed, planned, and managed research projects in Vegetable Production as Extension Specialist (extension):
  • Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) Articles and Presentations:
  1. Integrated Pest Management
  2. Organic Farming, I and II
  3. Heirloom Tomatoes
  4. Small Scale Vegetable Production, I and II
  5. Citrus Production in Texas
  6. Introduction to the EZW Wireless Data Logging Weather Station
  • Assistant Professor - Lectured the following Agronomy/Plant Science courses:

Crop Production/Integrated Pest Management, Soil and Water Management, Soil     Microbiology, Soil, Ecology and Land Uses, Land Disposal of Wastes, Principles of Environmental Science and Management, Soil- Plant Relations, Problems and Issues in Environmental Sciences,

Supervised, trained, and evaluated undergraduate student workers

Lead on curriculum development for Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences Programs

 

- - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama.

  • Developed crop growth models for potential NASA species in controlled environments useful for production scheduling of multiple crops, optimization of growth and development processes, design of environment control systems, and decision support

- – Lecturer in Agriculture, Dominica State College, Commonwealth of Dominica.

  • Lectured the following courses: Soil Science, Plant Science, Vegetable Production, Soil Conservation, and Crop Production; Designed and developed college level curriculum for Agricultural Science Courses – Plant Science, Vegetable Production, Crop Production, Soil Conservation

– - Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

  • Conducted field research on maize growth, development, and yield as affected by planting date and evapotranspiration
  • Compiled and analyzed experimental data using SAS software
  • Presented research findings at the American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings and the

  Biological Systems Simulation Group Annual Meetings ((phone hidden))

 

(phone hidden) - Instructor of Agriculture, Clifton Dupigny Community College, Commonwealth of Dominica.

  • Lectured courses in agriculture: () Basic Principles of Crop Production () Vegetable Production () Animal Husbandry () Botany/Plant Science

 

:  Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

  • Conducted field experiments to determine the effects of soil moisture deficits on yield and seed quality of two maize hybrids differing in drought tolerance; Cultivated, harvested maize plants parts and analyzed collected data using SAS software system

               

(phone hidden) - Teaching Assistant, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

  • Taught undergraduate Soil Science course; Supervised and graded students’ papers; Coordinated, administered, and evaluated undergraduate farm projects

(phone hidden) - Laboratory Assistant, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama.

  • Assisted in preparation for laboratory classes and assisted students through laboratory sessions as needed; Assisted in various experiments related to enzyme action in treated soil samples

 

SPECIAL SKILLS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Statistics: Working knowledge with SAS data base. Use of experimental designs in field experiments – CRD, RCBD, and Factorial
  • Crop Models: Extensive use of CERES-MAIZE model and the Tuskegee University Sweetpotato Crop Model for validation and simulation purposes
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Integrated Pest Management in Crop Production within an agricultural ecosystem
  • Practical experience in determination of soil moisture – tensiometers, Steven Hydra Probes
  • Working knowledge of environmental instruments
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  AWARDS AND HONORS

 

  • PVAMU Research Mini Grant Title: Assessing Soil Conditions and Crop Management Practices that Affect Small, Underserved Farming Enterprises Awarded spring . $,.
  • Homeland Security Mini-Grant Award. Bioterrorism and Agriculture- College and University

  Security. October ($,.)

 

  • USDA Capacity Building Award Grant - Upgrading and Equipping Agricultural Science

  Instructional Laboratory to Enhance the Undergraduate Curriculum, - ($,.)

 

  • TAES Research Award Grant - Ecologically Based Pasture Management Systems for East

 Central Texas, - ($, .)

  • Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, Iowa Beta Chapter, Iowa State University
 

 

RELATED RELEVANT PARTICIPATION

 

  • Reviewer: Proposal Review Panel for National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at USDA. Joint Review Panel on Climate Change Climate Resilient Land Use for Agriculture and Forestry (Program Code – A) and National Strategy for Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production in the United States; September -, in Washington DC
  • Reviewer - Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) Grants competition ()
  • Chair, Diversity in Agronomy, Crops, Soils and Environmental Sciences Committee,

   (ASC ),

  • Associate Editor, Crop Management Editorial Board for -.
  • Chair-Elect, Diversity in Agronomy, Crops, Soils and Environmental Sciences Committee,

   (ASC ),

  • Leader, Plant and Soil Science Program Curriculum Development, College of Agriculture and

   Human Sciences, -

  • Member, American Society of Agronomy (ASA), -; ; -
  • Member, Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), -

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, MANUSCRIPTS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Estwick Noel., Richard W. Griffin, Annette A. James, Samuel G. Roberson. . Enhancing Extension and Research Activities Using Web GIS. Journal of Extension. Volume , # .

Estwick, N.M, R W. Griffin, A. A. James, W. Anthony, A.M. Rodriquez. . GIS Opportunities: Successes and Challenges in adopting ArcGIS Online. Esri International User Conference, San Diego, CA.

James A. A, N, Estwick, and A. Bryant. . Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Their Effective Communication by Extension Agents. Journal of Extension. Vol. , #.

 

James A. A, R.W. Griffin, and J. A. Sawtelle. . Evaluation of the Effects of Plastic Mulches – Red, Black, Olive, and Control (Bare Ground) on the Growth and Yield of Tomato. The

Agriculturist International Journal Vol. . pp. – .

 

James A. A, R. Griffin, and W Anthony. . Evaluation of Three Soil Measurements, Impacts of Four Seedbed Surfaces and Corresponding Impacts on Germination Rates and Plant Growth of a Specific Corn Variety. ASA Abstract. ID#:. Tamper FL (Poster).

 

Griffin R. W, N. M. Estwick, and A. A. James. . Geocaching Agro-Environmental Sciences Project (GASP)) for Knowledge. Esri Education Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

James, A.A and N Estwick. . Weather Monitoring Systems and GIS Activities. REAP. College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. Prairie View A&M University.

James A. A, R.W. Griffin, and J. Reyes. . Ecological Based Pasture Management System for East Central Texas. ASA Abstract. Poster, -. Cincinnati, OH.

  

James A. A. and N Estwick. . Introduction to the EZW Wireless Data Logging Weather Station. Cooperative Extension Program, CEP.

James A. A, R.W. Griffin, and J. Reyes. . Ecological Based Pasture Management System for East Central Texas. ASA Abstract. Poster, -. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX.

James A.A. . Integrated Pest Management. Cooperative Extension Program. Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View, TX.

 

James A.A. . Growing heirloom tomatoes. Cooperative Extension Program. Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View, TX.

 

James A.A. . Principles and practices of organic farming, Part I. Cooperative Extension Program. Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View, TX.

 

James A.A. . Principles and practices of organic farming, Part II. Cooperative Extension Program. Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View, TX.

 

James A.A. . How to read your raingauge. Cooperative Extension Program. Prairie View A& M University. Prairie View, TX.

 

James, A.A., S.M. Welch, and R.L. Vanderlip. . Simulation of kernel number and yield using CERES-Maize .. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. Vol. , no. - p. -.

 

James A. A. . Agriculture and Natural Resources Presentation – “Tools and resources available to extension agents” - CEP Staff Conference. Houston TX.

Citrus Production. Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), , and .

 

Sawtelle, J., A. James, N. Daniels, and R Griffin. . Evaluating the effects of three fertilizers on the growth and yield of broccoli variety, Southern comet. Sixth Annual Research Symposium. Abstract. P.. College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology. Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View, Texas.

 

Estwick, N., A. James, E Risch, and R. Griffin. . Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in education: creating awareness and establishing relevance in agricultural sciences. Sixth Annual Research Symposium. Abstract. P.. College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology. Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View, Texas.

 

James, A., J.  Sawtelle, and R. Griffin. . Evaluating the effects of plastic mulches – Red, Black, Olive, and Control (Bare Ground) on the growth and yield of tomato. ASA.  Abstract.  Poster -.