Lee Burras


Office: 1126G AGRON
Phone: (515) 294-0559

I contribute to ISU through teaching, advising, and research. I work on-campus, around Iowa & internationally. As an adviser I seek to foster career preparedness and lifelong learning. My research examines natural soil formation and human-induced soil transformations. I share my findings through scholarly journal articles, soil survey interpretations, professional reports and outreach presentations.
I joined the Department of Agronomy in 1995 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 2001 and 2007, respectively.  I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette between 1990 to 1995.
  • BS, Agronomy, Iowa State University, 1981
  • MS, Soil Science, Iowa State University, 1984
  • PhD, Agronomy/Soil Science, The Ohio State University, 1992

  • Awards
  • Dean's Citation for Extraordinary Contributions, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, 2013
  • Women in Agronomy Mentoring, ASA-CSSA-SSSA, 2012
  • Excellence in University Teaching, USDA, 2011
  • Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, ISU, 2010
  • Soil Science Resident Education, SSSA, 2009
  • Agronomy Resident Education, ASA, 2008
  • Excellence in Academic Advising, ISU, 2007

  • Teaching
  • Ensci 250, Environmental Geography
  • Agron 260, Soils & Environmental Quality
  • Agron 360, Environmental Soil Science
  • Agron 463, Soil Formation & Landscape Relationships
  • Agron 496A, Soils, Crops & Water of Costa Rica (travel course)
  • Agron 575, Soil Formation & Transformation
    Profile at Researchgate and Google Scholar 

  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lee_Burras/

  • http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=7NttDlIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&gmla=AJsN-F4mA4miegKS