McPheron, van der Knaap, Herms named AAAS Fellows

Three of the six Ohio State faculty elected this year as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are from CFAES.

Election as Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society.

The new Fellows from CFAES are Bruce McPheron, dean of the college and vice president for agricultural administration; Dan Herms, professor and chair of the Department of Entomology; and Esther van der Knaap, associate professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.

New Fellows will be welcomed in a ceremony at the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, California, in February.

“This worldwide recognition of our faculty by their peers underscores their many contributions to society in disciplines from chemistry and crop science to entomology and pathology,” Ohio State President Michael V. Drake said in a statement. “Our researchers continue to push the boundaries of their scholarship and teaching to improve lives and solve problems of global significance.”—Mauricio Espinoza, CFAES Communications

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