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Faculty Members Hall and Zhang Promoted

Faculty members Clifford Hall and Qi Zhang were promoted within the Department of Plant Sciences.

July 1, 2015

Two faculty in the Department of Plant Sciences earned promotions, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Clifford Hall was promoted to professor, and Dr. Qi Zhang was promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure.

Hall earned his Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and was hired at NDSU in 1998 as a non-tenure track assistant professor in food science. He moved to the tenure track in 2005 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2009. Hall twice served as Interim Associate Director of the NDSU Great Plains Institute of Food Safety and has served as the Food Science Program Coordinator since 2002. In early 2015, he was named director of the NDSU Pulse Quality program. Hall’s research focus is end utilization of North Dakota commodities such as flaxseed, edible beans and pulses. In addition, Hall teaches courses in food and cereal science.

Zhang earned her Ph.D. in Horticulture at Kansas State University and joined NDSU Plant Sciences in 2007 as assistant professor in turfgrass stress physiology. Her research focus is on identification and selection of turfgrass and native grasses that are tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses. Zhang also teaches courses in turfgrass, applied crop physiology and plant stress physiology.

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7132, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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