Points of Pride
Purdue Agriculture faculty members are award-winning researchers and teachers. Their accomplishments help position Purdue Agriculture for leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels in food, agricultural, life, and natural resources sciences.
#1 Agricultural and Biological Engineering program in the U.S.

College of Agriculture Rankings


2 World Food Prize laureates: Professors Phil Nelson (2007) and Gebisa Ejeta (2009) (The World Food Prize Foundation)
Home to the only plant phenotyping facility at a U.S. university
#8 Agriculture program in the world (Quacquarelli Symonds 2016)
#5 Agriculture program in the U.S. (Quacquarelli Symonds 2016)
#1 Agricultural and Biological Engineering program in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report 2016)


#1 Agricultural and Biological Engineering program in the U.S. (6th year running) (College of Agriculture Academic Programs 2016)
#8 Agriculture program in the world (U.S. News & World Report 2016)
#7 Landscape Architecture program in the U.S. (Design Intelligence 2016)


#1 Agricultural and Biological Engineering program in the U.S. (8th year running) (U.S. News & World Report 2017)

World Food Prize Laureates

Gebisa Ejeta​​​

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta Distinguished Professor of Agronomy

The 2009 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia, whose sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the devastating Striga weed have dramatically increased the production and availability of one of the world’s five principal grains, enhancing the food supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. More
Dr. Philip Nelson​​​

Dr. Philip Nelson Professor Emeritus of Food Science

Dr. Philip E. Nelson, Professor Emeritus at Purdue University, was awarded the 2007 World Food Prize for his innovative breakthrough technologies which have revolutionized the food industry, particularly in the area of large-scale storage and transportation of fresh fruit and vegetables using bulk aseptic food processing. More

Distinguished Professors

Named Professors

University Faculty Scholars

Purdue University Teaching Academy

The Teaching Academy at Purdue strives to bring together the best teaching faculty across campus to create a collective voice for teaching and learning on campus.

Book of Great Teachers

Other Major Awards and Recognitions

  • Nicholas Carpita, Fellow, American Society of Plant Biologists;
    Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Rebecca Doerge, Fellow, American Council on Education
  • Natalia Dudareva, Humboldt Research Award
  • Jeffrey Dukes, 2016-2017 Public Engagement Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • William Field, Fellow, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Monika Ivantysynova, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Jules Janick, American Society for Horticultural Science Hall of Fame;
    Lifetime Achievement Award, National Association of Plant Breeders
  • Michael Ladisch, Fellow, National Academy of Engineering;
    Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
  • Jian-Kang Zhu, Fellow, National Academy of Sciences;
    Herbert Newby McCoy Award

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