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Dr. Kevin Kephart D.

Vice President for Research and Dean

Graduate School at South Dakota State University

Graduate School at South Dakota State University

Background Information

Employment History

Vice President for Research

South Dakota State University

Affiliations

Board Member
South Dakota Biotech Association

Co-Chair of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
DOE/USDA

Founder
Sun Grant Initiative

Co Chairman
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

Board Advisor
The SD Biotech Association

Board Member
Alternative Fuels Institute

Education

B.S. degree
soil science
Montana State University

M.S. degree

University of Wyoming

Ph.D.
crop production and physiology
Iowa State University

Web References (180 Total References)


SD Bio Tech :: Board of Directors

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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.


South Dakota Biotech Association: SD Biotech Association Executive Board of Directors

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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 ...

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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 ...

www.sdbio.org [cached]

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.


South Dakota Biotech Association

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Kevin KephartVice-President for Research and Dean

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