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J. Scott Angle

Scott Angle

Dean and Director, 2005-2015

An internationally known soil scientist, Dr. Scott Angle became the Dean and Director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on August 15, 2005.

Dr. Angle most recently held an administrative position at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station. He was Interim Executive Associate Dean and Director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

He has served as acting Executive Director of the Northeast Research Association, which promotes regional cooperation in agricultural research, and has also been Chair of both the national and Northeast Regional Organizations of Experiment Station Directors.

A widely published researcher in the field of soil microbiology and biochemistry, Dr. Angle is an authority on phytoremediation, the use of sewage sludge to spur crop growth, and the risks of genetically engineered organisms in agriculture. He has been a leader or member of research teams that have received several million dollars in grants. He has authored or co-authored some 300 scientific papers, reports, book chapters and other publications.

Dr. Angle has been a Fulbright Scholar and is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. He received the agronomy society's environmental research award in 1998 and the education award in 2003. He also received the University of Maryland Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award in 2003.

He earned his bachelor's degree in agronomy and master's in soil microbiology at the University of Maryland and has spent his entire professional career there except for three years when he worked on his doctorate at the University of Missouri. Dr. Angle joined the agronomy faculty in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 1981. In 1994 he became the Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean of the college, and in 2003 became interim Executive Associate Dean for the experiment station and Maryland Cooperative Extension.