Samuel L. Pardue Academic Dean Dean and Directors Office
Contact Information 706-542-3924
Mailing Address Athens, CAES Campus 0101 Conner Hall, 147 Cedar St., Athens, GA 30602 0000
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About Dean Pardue


Associate dean and director of academic programs and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor at North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina

Academic Background


  • Bachelor’s degree in poultry science, 1977
  • Master’s degree in physiology, 1979
  • Doctorate in physiology, 1983

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Postdoctoral work in genetics

Major Accomplishments

  • Helped double the number of poultry science majors at NCSU, grew distance education offerings and acquired external funding to modernize teaching laboratories
  • Acted as co-principal investigator on a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to increase the multicultural diversity of agriculture students and was a founding member of the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Council
  • Led the NCSU poultry science department to a top 10 ranking in five research publication and citation criteria among departments of animal and poultry science
  • Invested in a biosafety level 2 facility to expand the NCSU poultry science department’s research capabilities and supported the development of a poultry processing laboratory to address the needs of that state’s largest agribusiness
  • Helped secure a $10 million gift to the NCSU poultry science department, which was subsequently named the "Prestage Department of Poultry Science"
  • Conducted research through a career total of more than $2.5 million in external funding
  • Holds three patents
  • Served on the administrative board of NCSU’s Graduate School, as the university’s faculty athletics representative and as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences liaison for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Published almost 100 journal articles, book chapters and abstracts
  • Delivered presentations across the U.S. and in Australia, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Mexico


  • Named to the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers
  • Named an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
  • Received the Purina Mills Award for Teaching

I am honored to have the opportunity to work with UGA’s outstanding administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and Georgia’s dynamic agricultural community. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has played a significant role in growing Georgia’s No. 1 economic sector. It is a college with a long and honored history. I look forward to an even brighter future for CAES.

Dean Sam Pardue