C. Gerald Van Dyke

EDUCATION:

BS in Education (Included off-campus teaching), Eastern Illinois University l963 - Plant Biology MS & Ph.D., University of Illinois l966 & 68 - Plant Pathology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1969-Present   North Carolina State University  
Professor of Plant Biology(joint appt. in Plant Path. until 1986, now associate appt).  
From 1969-1975 help develop the Biological Sciences courses BS100 and 105.  Major responsibilities are teaching graduate course "The Fungi" BO (PP, MB) 575 & 576, team teaching in biological control course BO(CS,HS) 518, and undergraduate courses "Perspectives on Plant Biology" BO101, "Plant Life" BO 200 and "Kingdom of Fungi" BO222.  Research interests from 1978-92  "Biological Control of Weeds with Plant Pathogens", part of Regional Research Project, Chairman of working group in 1985. Other research: fungal ultrastructure and host-parasite interactions.
1963-69 University of Illinois    
Research Assistant  and Associate Dept. of Plant Pathology [lab of Dr. A. L. Hooker, involved  in diseases of corn (Maize)].  Used electron microscope to study fungal-host interactions.

TEACHING ADVISING AWARDS:

1992-93 -  Nominated for outstanding teaching and outstanding advising awards for CALS
1994-95 - Selected "Outstanding Teacher" (Election to Academy of Outstanding Teachers)
1996 -       Outstanding Advisor Award for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
1996 -       Teaching Fellow, National Association of Colleges of Teachers of Agriculture
1996-97 - Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, North Carolina State University

TEACHING GRANTS:

1975-83 Teaching mini-grants ($2,500), Developed teaching visuals 1990 $1,000 - constructed teaching aids such as stoma model, three dimensional root endodermus models, and video tape of me walking on and in a leaf.
1995 - Teaching Mini-grant ($2,000) supplemented with $1,000 departmental funds to purchase video projection unit for displaying living plant materials shown in light microscope onto screen in large lecture room.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

American Phytopathological Society (Biological Control Committee 1980-83)
Society of Sigma Xi
North Carolina Academy of Science
Mycological Society of America (Sustaining Members Committee 1991-92)
National Association of Colleges of Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)

RESEARCH GRANTS:

1978-79     NC Tobacco Foundation ($3,000); 1978  NC Soybean Producers Assoc. ($500)
1982-         CIBA-GEIGY Corp. funding to study blue-mold of tobacco ($12,000)
1982-83     USDA/CSRS  Special Grant, Biocontrol of Weeds in regional testing ($21,500)
1985-87     CIBA-GEIGY Corp. (with W. S. Chilton) Biocontrol of weeds & fungal toxin searches ($260,000) 1984-87     CIBA-GEIGY Corp. memoranda of agreements ($30,500)
1987           Inter-regional project IR-4 proposal for $17,500 (not funded)
1988-89     CIBA-GEIGY Corp. (with W. S. Chilton) Renewal of 1985 grant aBOve ($189,000)

OTHER TEACHING RELATED ACTIVITIES:
Plant Biologydepartment Graduate Director (1991-98); member of Departmental Graduate Program Committee; directed graduate theses and participated on graduate committees; undergraduate teaching coordinator and majors adviser (1978-present), course scheduling officer; provided electron micrographs and other materials for major scientific works and textBOoks, including BOok chapters; textBOok reviews; departmental representative and author of departments Institutional Effectiveness procedures; chair of Graduate Teaching Awards Committee; member, undergraduate awards committee; chair of undergraduate curriculum committee; Interim Director of CALS Electron Microscope Center, 2 years; member of CALS Graduate Studies committee (1994-96); Agri-Life Council Adviser (1995-97); regularly attend University fall teaching program; participated in two different CALS Teaching Workshops, co-leader 1999 and again spring 2000; attended weekly "Conversations on Teaching" and attended sessions on writing across the curriculum, this fall 99;  Faculty adviser for Gamma Beta Phi Honor/Service Society for past 5 years; co-taught ALS 495T "Undergraduate Teaching Assistants Training" with Jim Knopp, fall 99; participated in NSF Teaching Grant application, fall 1999; attended and made presentations at NACTA; attended Faculty Evaluation and Teaching Portfolio Workshops, Orlando, FL 1993; International symposium: Papers selected for presentation at VII International Symposium on Biocontrol of Weeds (Rome, Italy, March 1988)