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Dr. Kevin D. Kephart

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Vice President for Research

Phone: (605) ***-****  
Email: k***@***.edu
South Dakota State University
315 Administration Building Box 2201
Brookings , South Dakota 57007
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state's largest, most comprehensive institution. This fall SDSU topped its enrollment record for the eighth...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Professor In the Department of Plant Science
    South Dakota State University
  • Co Chairman
    Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
  • Vice President for Research
    Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
  • National Chair
    Sun Grant Initiative
  • Vice President for Research and Dean
    Graduate School at South Dakota State University

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. , crop production and physiology
    Iowa State University
  • B.S. degree , soil science
    Montana State University
  • M.S. degree
    University of Wyoming
  • Ph.D. degree , crop production and physiology
    Iowa State University
158 Total References
Web References
SD Bio Tech :: Board of Directors
www.sdbio.org, 8 Nov 2015 [cached]
Kevin Kephart, Ph.D. Vice President SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Kevin Kephart began his career at South Dakota State University as Assistant Professor of Plant Science in 1986. From 1986 to 1998 he conducted research on forage and biofuels crops and agronomic applications using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. He taught an undergraduate course on forage management and graduate courseson crop physiology.
Kephart served as Director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences from 1998 to 2005. He was responsible for the portfolio of agricultural research conducted by the University. He fostered new collaborations with industry, served as the primary contact to crop commodity groups and other agricultural organizations, and served on several advisory and policy boards. During his term, Kephart led national efforts to establish the Sun Grant Initiative. Today, the national Sun Grant Program is authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill.
Kephart has served as Vice President for Research since 2005. He also served as Dean of the Graduate School from 2005 to 2010. He supports and promotes research administration, compliance with state and federal regulations, federal government relations, technology transfer, and economic development. Kephart continues to advocate for research and education programs regarding ag-based renewable energy and he serves as the co-chair of the DOE/USDA Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.
§ Dr. Kevin Kephart, vice ...
www.uswheat.org, 5 Jan 2015 [cached]
§ Dr. Kevin Kephart, vice president of research, South Dakota State University
Brookings Economic Development Corporation - 7/6/13
www.brookingsedc.com, 6 July 2013 [cached]
7/6/13 - SDSU official appointed co-chair of national biomass panel | By: SDSU | Kevin Kephart, South Dakota State University Vice President for Research, was recently appointed to co-chair a federal biomass research committee he has served on since May 2011.Members of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative Technical Advisory Committee provide expertise in the field of... Brookings Economic Development Corporation - 7/6/13
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Kevin Kephart, South Dakota State University Vice President for Research, was recently appointed to co-chair a federal biomass research committee he has served on since May 2011.
Members of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative Technical Advisory Committee provide expertise in the field of biomass energy and assist the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy in fulfilling their obligations for a section of the Farm Bill called the Biomass Research and Development Initiative.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appointed Kephart to co-chair in May.
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Kephart, also a professor of plant science, is responsible for research administration, technology transfer and business development at SDSU.
Expertise in biobased products and fuels made Kephart a resourceful candidate for the biomass committee in 2011, when he was appointed through a nomination process. Kephart will help lead committee members striving to further the technology of biomass energy.
"I am honored to provide service to this important initiative as co-chair," said Kephart.
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Kephart's 30-month term on the committee ends in November, but he expects he will be re-appointed for another 36-month term.
South Dakota Biotech Association: SD Biotech Association Executive Board of Directors
www.sdbio.org, 21 July 2013 [cached]
Kevin Kephart
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Kevin Kephart
Kevin Kephart is Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at South Dakota State University. Kephart has led national efforts since 2001 to establish the Sun Grant Initiative, and he advocates for research and education programs regarding ag-based renewable energy conducted at land grant colleges and universities. He is a professor in the Department of Plant Science at South Dakota State University.
Kephart received a Ph.D. in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University in 1987. His dissertation research focused on solar control of growth and cell-wall development in perennial grasses. Kephart also conducted research on production and forage quality of alfalfa, switchgrass and other species. Between 1998 and 2005, he served as Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and Director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.
Kevin Kephart has served as ...
www.prairiebizmag.com, 5 Mar 2013 [cached]
Kevin Kephart has served as vice president for research since 2005. His duties and responsibilities include research administration, research compliance, technology transfer and business development. Recent growth in research funding and activities has changed the stature and landscape of SDSU. Funding from grants and contracts in fiscal year 2012 represented a nearly three-fold increase since 2005 and Kephart has been a key to the increased funding. Creating awareness, excitement and enthusiasm in research opportunities has been an essential building block.
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Kephart has led national efforts since 2001 to establish the Sun Grant Initiative and is active in other federal research and education programs regarding renewable energy. He is a professor in the Department of Plant Science at SDSU. Between 1998 and 2005, he served as associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. He received a Ph.D. in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University in 1987. PB
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