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Dr. Michael Boehm

Plant pathology
Plant Pathology Department
United States of America


PROFESSOR, IANR VICE PRESIDENT AND VICE CHANCELLOR Ph.D., Ohio State University M.S., Ohio State University B.S., Heidelberg College Michael Boehm joined the University of Nebraska in the dual role of Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and vice president for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska system on January 1, 2017. Boehm leads efforts across the University of Nebraska system for all agricultural, natural resources and related affairs. As vice president, Boehm oversees the executive directors of the Rural Futures Institute and the Daugherty Global Water for Food Institute and the dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis. The vice chancellor is the chief administrative officer for IANR, which includes the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the Agricultural Research Division, Nebraska Extension, and the IANR research and extension components of the College of Education and Human Sciences. The vice chancellor is responsible for an enterprise with more than 1,600 full-time employees including a tenure-track faculty of 330, nearly 40,000 acres of land and a budget with annual expenditures of over $215 million.

Research Interest

In research, Boehm is a recognized authority on the integrated management of turfgrass diseases with an emphasis on Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, the causal agent of dollar spot, and integrated management of Fusarium head blight of wheat and barley.  Publications include 32 peer-reviewed articles, six edited book chapters, six US patents (two of which have been licensed and moving towards commercialization), and nearly 100 abstracts, reviews, and proceedings papers.  Secured ~$1.5 million in extramural funding (industry and federal grants); advised 15 M.S. and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers.  In 2013, Boehm was president of the American Phytopathological Society and in 2008 was recipient of the APS Excellence in Teaching Award.

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