If you are a faithful reader of the CORN newsletter, you’re likely familiar with the name Dr. Alyssa Essman. Currently, Alyssa is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Weed Science with responsibilities in research, teaching, and Extension on a two-year appointment. We are happy to announce that Alyssa will be continuing in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science as a tenure-track Assistant Professor on August 15. She will have responsibilities in Extension as the Weed Science State Specialist and will be conducting applied research in weed management.
Alyssa’s time in weed science dates to April 2014 when she worked as an undergraduate student for Dr. Mark Loux’s weed science program. She received her MS in Weed Science in 2018 followed by her PhD in 2022. Congratulations to Alyssa on this major accomplishment, and we are excited to have you as a permanent AgCrops Team member!