CORVALLIS, Ore. — Bill Braunworth is the new head the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University.
He has served as the interim department head in horticulture since Anita Azarenko left the department in 2012 to become associate dean of OSU’s graduate school, according to an OSU press release.
Since 1992, Braunworth has been the program leader of the Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Extension Program. As program leader, he developed greater budget capacity and flexibility and worked to preserve the Extension horticulture program in Multnomah, Lane, Linn and Lincoln counties.
In 2001, he led a 30-member team of scientists from three universities that reported the impacts from reallocation of water in the Klamath Basin.
Braunworth, who earned a doctorate in horticulture from OSU in 1986, has worked as an agronomist on water use and management in Egypt and as a horticultural researcher in Malawi.