CORVALLIS, Ore. â Dan Arp has been appointed the Reub Long Dean of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station at Oregon State University.
Arp is longtime microbiology researcher and science educator who has led the University Honors College program at OSU since May of 2008.
Arp will assume the responsibilities of former Dean Sonny Ramaswamy, who last month was named by President Obama to lead the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
Arp's initial appointment is expected to last for two years, according to a university press release.
Arp's studies have focused on agriculturally and environmentally relevant microorganisms, nitrification, the biology of bacteria and bioremediation. He is one of a handful of OSU faculty members to carry the prestigious title "distinguished professor," and he is an affiliate of the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing on campus.
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See the announcement from Oregon State University:Â http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2012/apr/osu-names-dan-arp-dean-agricultural-sciences
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