Brookings - Tom Cheesbrough was recently named the Associate Director of the SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station, pending approval of the Board of Regents.
"Dr. Cheesbrough brings deep administrative experience to this role, in addition to his working knowledge of the needs of research faculty," said Barry Dunn, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of SDSU Extension.
As Associate Director of the SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station Cheesbrough will help with faculty development and identification of grant opportunities. He will oversee capital improvement projects at experiment station facilities as well as provide oversight for plant-related research projects involving experiment station faculty. He will also assist Experiment Station Director, Daniel Scholl and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Barry Dunn with ongoing activities in the ABS College and experiment station.
Cheesbrough is originally from Wyoming where he attended the University of Wyoming receiving his bachelor's and master's degree. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from Purdue; followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University.
He served as a research scientist in the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
He has been on the faculty of SDSU since 1991, serving as an assistant professor in the Biology-Microbiology department, as head of the Bio-Microbiology department, as the Interim AES Director and in August 2011 was named the Interim Plant Science Head.