Retired Faculty 2010's
1975 – 2011
Dr. Housley focused his Purdue research on the transport and metabolism of carbohydrates in cereal grains. He taught numerous graduate students in addition to Agronomy 285, World Crop Adaptation and Distribution. He has received many awards for his dedication to students including the College of Agriculture Award for Outstanding Service to Students in 2005 and the Agronomic Resident Educator of the Year Award in 2007.
Herbert W. Ohm
After 41 years as a professor and advisor in the Purdue Agronomy Department, Dr. Herb Ohm retired in December. As a renound plant breeder and geneticist, Herb was part of many world-recognized research opportunities with a focus on small grains. During his time at Purdue he advised and mentored 65 graduate students, many of whom have had notable careers. Herb was instrumental in building relationships with many international small grains research programs, which helped grow the diversity of the agronomy department. In 2004 he was named a distinguished professor of agronomy and from 2009-2010 served as interim department head of the department of agronomy.