This honor is granted to a member of the Southern Division of the American Phytopathological Society in recognition of distinguished contributions to Plant Pathology. Any member (1) who has made outstanding contributions to the science of Plant Pathology and (2) who is a member of the Southern Division and the parent society is eligible for nomination. The contribution may be in research, teaching, extension, or any other aspect of plant pathology in either academic or non-academic environment. The award may be made annually.
Any active member of the Southern Division may nominate a candidate. The nomination must be accompanied by (1) a vitae or resume and (2) a one-page statement giving name, position, affiliation, and critique that includes the nature, scope and relevance of the contributions that qualify the nominee for our consideration.
Nominations and supporting information must be received by members of the award committee at least one month prior to meeting of the Southern Division. Nominations will be considered for a period of three years from the year of initial submission. The persons nominating candidates will be given the opportunity to update nomination statements for candidates being reconsidered.
Nominations for the Outstanding Plant Pathologist to be recognized at the 2021 SD-APS Meeting are due to SD-APS President, Trey Price (PPrice@agcenter.lsu.edu) by December 7, 2020.
Dr. Ronald D. Gitaitis