Posted: January 04, 2012
Scott A. Shearer has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
A native of Tipp City, Ohio, and an alumnus of the department, Shearer most recently served as professor and chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on precision agriculture technologies.
“We have an extremely strong program here at Ohio State, and I’m looking forward to finding ways to make it even stronger,” Shearer says. “Our profession has the expertise to address many of the problems facing society when it comes to meeting both food and energy needs in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner. To do this will require that we continue to attract the best and brightest students to our discipline.”
The department is part of two colleges at Ohio State: the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering.
Shearer hopes to develop new partners to work with the department as a way to increase student scholarship opportunities and bolster the department’s research and outreach efforts.