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Kwaw-Mensah, David
Associate Teaching Professor
Dr.
David
Kwaw-Mensah
Office:
2407 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
1-515-294-5106
Email:
dkwaw@iastate.edu
Kwaw-Mensah, David
Associate Teaching Professor
Dr.
David
Kwaw-Mensah
Office:
2407 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
1-515-294-5106
Email:
dkwaw@iastate.edu

About

Dr. David Kwaw-Mensah is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Agronomy. His degrees include a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education (Extension Education), with a Ph.D. minor in Environmental Science (Soil and Water Quality), Iowa State University, 2008, M.S. in Soil Science (Soil Management), Iowa State University, 2005, M.S in Agricultural Land-use Planning, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1996, and B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture (Agronomy), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 1982. He joined the Agronomy Department in 2012 as a Research Associate in Soil Management and Environment, focusing on tillage system and residue management research. In 2017 he joined the Master of Science Agronomy Program as Assistant Teaching Professor and currently teaches the following courses in the Master of Science Agronomy Program: Agronomy 532 (Soil Management), Agronomy 512 (Soil-Plant Environment), Agronomy 592 (Current Issues in Agronomy), and Agronomy 599M (Creative Component). Dr. Kwaw-Mensah is a passionate teacher who believes in a respectful and inclusive learning environment. His teaching philosophy is grounded in the theory of transformative learning and constructivism. He shares in the thoughts of the 450 BC Philosopher, Confucius who once said, “Tell me, and I will forget; Show me, and I may remember; Involve me and I will understand.” He believes learning is an active lifelong biological process, which must be objectively evaluated using both formative and summative methods. He believes in engaging his students by telling, showing, and actively involving them in the learning and discovery process.

 

Areas of Expertise:Soil Science

People

Professor and Chair
Lamkey, Kendall
Office:
2104b Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-7840
Email:
krlamkey@iastate.edu

Publications

Google Scholar

Soil microaggregate and macroaggregate decay over time and soil carbon change as influenced by different tillage systems
MM Al-Kaisi, A Douelle, D Kwaw-Mensah
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 69 (6), 574-580

Effect of tillage and nitrogen rate on corn yield and nitrogen and phosphorus uptake in a cornsoybean rotation
M AlKaisi, D KwawMensah
Agronomy Journal 99 (6), 1548-1558

Tillage and crop rotation effects on corn agronomic response and economic return at seven Iowa locations
MM AlKaisi, SV Archontoulis, D KwawMensah, F Miguez
Agronomy Journal 107 (4), 1411-1424

Tillage and nitrogen source and rate effects on corn response in corn–soybean rotation
D KwawMensah, M AlKaisi
Agronomy journal 98 (3), 507-513

Soybean spatiotemporal yield and economic variability as affected by tillage and crop rotation
MM AlKaisi, S Archontoulis, D KwawMensah
Agronomy Journal 108 (3), 1267-1280

Perceptions of agricultural extension educators regarding livestock waste management education in the North Central Region
D Kwaw-Mensah
Digital Repository@ Iowa State University, http://lib. dr. iastate. edu/

Effect of nitrogen fertilizer application on corn residue decomposition in Iowa
MM AlKaisi, D KwawMensah, E Ci
Agronomy Journal 109 (5), 2415-2427

Extension agriculture and natural resources in the US Midwest: A Review and analysis of challenges and future opportunities
MM Al-Kaisi, RW Elmore, GA Miller, D Kwaw-Mensah
Natural Sciences Education 44 (1), 26-33

Perceptions regarding selected educational strategies used by extension educators
D Kwaw-Mensah, RA Martin
The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 19 (4), 395-406

Quantifying soil carbon change in a longterm tillage and crop rotation study across Iowa landscapes
MM AlKaisi, D KwawMensah
Soil Science Society of America Journal 84 (1), 182-202

Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in Southwest Iowa
M Al-Kaisi, D Kwaw-Mensah
Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2018 (1)