Dr. Brian Hornbuckle grew up in Shenandoah. After graduating from Brown University, he taught high school chemistry and physics in Clarksdale, MS, as a member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps. As a graduate student at the University of Michigan he earned degrees in electrical engineering and atmospheric science. He has been at Iowa State since 2003. Besides working in the Department of Agronomy, he holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He teaches courses in environmental physics, conducts research on the use of remote sensing in agricultural systems, mentors both undergraduate and graduate students, and is the Director of Graduate Education for Agricultural Meteorology. He and his wife Jalene have three children and live in Nevada.
Sc.B., Electrical Engineering (Systems), Brown University, 1994
M.A., Secondary Education (Science), University of Mississippi, 1996
M.S.E., Electrical Engineering (Electromagnetics and Signal Processing), University of Michigan, 1997
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Atmospheric Science (Geoscience and Remote Sensing), University of Michigan, 2003