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

About

Kendall R. Lamkey is Chair, Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University in plant breeding and genetics.

Dr. Lamkey provides leadership and direction to the department in the areas of education, research, and extension.  He advocates for and sets priorities for the academic and research portfolio of the department through shared governance with the faculty.  In cooperation with Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, he sets priorities for extension and outreach in crops, soils, and climatology.  Dr. Lamkey has the responsibility of representing the department as he interacts with public in Iowa and at the national and international level.  He is responsible for understanding and articulating the broad education, research, and extension capabilities of faculty in the department.  Dr. Lamkey is responsible for overseeing the departmental budget, evaluating faculty, setting salaries, hiring faculty, and providing faculty, staff, and students with the support they need to be successful.  He provides leadership in the expenditure of earnings from our endowments, which total around $2.5 million per year.

Dr. Lamkey’s research program focuses mainly on corn breeding with an emphasis on the quantitative genetics of selection response, inbreeding depression and heterosis. Dr. Lamkey has served on the advisory board for Makerere University Regional Center of Excellence in Crop Improvement (MaRCCI), Kampala, Uganda since 2018. Dr. Lamkey has been involved in the gates funded project Plant Breeding Education for Africa (PBEA). One of Dr. Lamkey’s current interests is cropping systems models such as APSIM and how to account for genetic changes in cultivars overtime in these models.

Dr. Lamkey has authored or co-authored 81 refereed journal articles and numerous papers in conference proceedings, book chapters, published abstracts, and technical research reports. Dr. Lamkey has been active in graduate education at Iowa State University and has served as major advisor for 18 Ph.D. students and 10 M.S. students and has served on the program of study committee for more than 80 M.S. and Ph.D. students

Dr. Lamkey is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America and has served as an associate editor, technical editor, and editor for Crop Science.

Areas of Expertise:Plant Breeding

People

Systems Analyst II
Hemken, David
Research Technician II
Assistant Teaching Professor
Portrait of Dr. Elnaz Ebrahimi
Office:
1126B Agronomy Hall, 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
515-294-2825
Email:
elnaze@iastate.edu
Professor
Director of Graduate Education
Agronomy Advisory Council Member
Department of Agronomy Faculty Senator
Hornbuckle, Brian
Office:
3007 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-9868
Email:
bkh@iastate.edu
Communications Specialist
Schlater, Tracy
Office:
2104J Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-3596
Email:
schlater@iastate.edu
Professor
Extension Weed Specialist
Associate Chair for Extension and Outreach
Director of Graduate Education-Crop Production & Physiology
Jha, Prashant
Office:
3212 Agronomy Hall 716 Farm House Lane
Phone:
+1 515 294 7028
Email:
pjha@iastate.edu
Assistant Teaching Professor
Mahama, Anthony
Office:
2009 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-4175
Email:
aamahama@iastate.edu
Affiliate Professor
Extension Biomass Crop Specialist
Heaton, Emily
Office:
1403 Agronomy Hall
Phone:
(515) 294-1310
Email:
heaton@iastate.edu
Associate Professor
Salas-Fernandez, Maria
Office:
1208 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-9563
Email:
mgsalas@iastate.edu
Business Administrator III
McEnaney, Lisa
Office:
2104 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-7636
Email:
lisakay3@iastate.edu
Distinguished Professor
Schnable, Patrick
Office:
2035b Carver Co-Lab 1111 WOI Rd
Phone:
(515) 294-0975
Email:
schnable@iastate.edu
Morrill Professor
Associate Chair of Curriculum
MS Agronomy Program Director
Portrait of Dr. Mary Wiedenhoeft, Morrill Professor
Office:
1126H Agronomy, 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-3274
Email:
mwiedenh@iastate.edu
Professor and Chair
Lamkey, Kendall
Office:
2104b Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-7840
Email:
krlamkey@iastate.edu