Dr. Garey Fox will join CALS as the new head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, effective January 1, 2017.
Fox is currently the director and Berry Endowed Professor of the Oklahoma Water Resources Center, and Professor and Buchanan Endowed Chair in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He is a past recipient of both USDA National Needs and U.S. EPA STAR graduate fellowships. Garey received his BS and MS degrees in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado State University.
His research interests include stream/aquifer interaction, stream bank erosion and failure, seepage erosion, subsurface nutrient transport, and contaminant transport modeling. He has received numerous awards, including the 2010 New Holland Young Researcher Award and the 2012 A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
“During his interview, Garey showed tremendous vision for the future direction for biological and agricultural engineering disciplines,” said CALS Dean Richard Linton. “He also demonstrated essential leadership skills and a strong understanding of the land grant mission. I have all the confidence that Garey will be a difference-maker for our college.”