Recent awards and achievements

Service to higher ed

Jeffory Hattey, professor with CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), recently received the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Distinguished Educator Award. The award recognizes individuals for their meritorious service to NACTA and to higher education through teaching, educational research, and/or administration. Hattey joins a select group of NACTA members recognized for their long-standing commitment, leadership, and excellence in college teaching. Read more.

Highly cited researchers

Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science with SENR, and Linda Saif, Distinguished University Professor of Veterinary Preventive Medicine with CFAES’ Food Animal Health Research Program and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes researchers for producing multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year—for Lal, the field of agricultural science; for Saif, microbiology. A total of 10 researchers from Ohio State made the list.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment,” Clarivate said in announcing the honors, “as very few researchers earn this distinction.”

FABE makes U.S. News Top 10

The undergraduate program of CFAES’ Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering placed seventh in the category of Best Undergraduate Biological/Agricultural Engineering Programs in U.S. News & World Report’s recently released 2020 Best Colleges rankings. Read more.

Also in those rankings, Ohio State overall placed 23rd in the Best Undergraduate Teaching category, 27th among Best Colleges for Veterans, and 54th among National Universities.