Every year the MS Agronomy program presents the Campbell Award to a deserving lecturer in the program. This year Dan Dobill is the recipeint of the Campbell honor.
Dobill started as an instructional developer in the fall of 1997. He was eventually promoted to program coordinator before leaving the university to work for Pioneer Hi-Bred in 2005. Currently, Dobill is a Sales Effectiveness Manager at Corteva Agriscience covering the southern United States.
Growing up in southern Illinois on an acreage near St. Louis, Missouri Dobill was active in 4-H and FFA. He recieved both his undergradauate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale majoring in agronomy and soil management. He's had multiple roles within training and sales at Corteva Agriscience (previously DuPont Pioneer).
Dobill teaches Agronomy 502 and has taught over 400 students over the years. He served as major professor for one student as well.
"I really enjoy learning from the diverse student population, both geographically and in experience," said Dobill.
Dobill appreciates that the MS Agronomy program provides students an opportunity to advance their education while working full-time in a flexible and engaging learning environment. As an instructor, it affords him the ability to teach from anywhere.