Laurie Bellows is associate dean of Graduate Studies and professor of practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has administrative oversight of graduate recruitment, admissions and retention, works with graduate chairs and graduate faculty to facilitate new degree and certificate programs, and provides leadership for graduate student professional development, including the Preparing Future Faculty program. Dr. Bellows also is PI and director of the McNair Scholars Program. Her research publications have focused on graduate student professional development. She received her Ph.D. in Psychological and Cultural Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Nancy J. Busch is Interim Dean of Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She served as Associate Dean of UNL Libraries from 2003-2102 and as Deputy Director of the Nebraska Library Commission from 1989-2003. Nancy directed the Panhandle (Nebraska) Library System, served as Gila County (Arizona) Library System director, and has served in numerous other libraries and states, including the Peace Corps in Nicaragua.
Nancy has a MLS from the University of Iowa and a PhD from the University of Michigan School of Information. She has taught masters and doctoral level research methods classes, and has experience in evaluation and assessment initiatives in public, academic, and state libraries. Her doctoral research investigated recruitment and retention of rural public library directors in the U.S. Nancy is also currently serving as CO-Administrative Director and Chair of the Internal Evaluation Team for UNL's NSF Advance Institutional Transformation Project.
Archie C. Clutter became Dean of the University of Nebraska's Agricultural Research Division and Director of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station in September 2011.
Clutter, an Iowa native, received his bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University and his master's and doctorate in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska. Before his current position, he worked most recently at Newsham Choice Genetics in Chesterfield MO, where he was Vice President for Research and Development. He also served on the adjunct faculty at Iowa State University.
Clutter held several R&D positions at Monsanto from 2000-07, ending his tenure there as Director of Swine Research, and was a Professor of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University from 1987-2000. At OSU he managed the Swine Research Farm, the Animal Science Small Animal Laboratory and the Livestock Molecular Genetics Laboratory, and coordinated the Department of Animal Science's graduate programs and interdepartmental food science graduate program.
Valery E. Forbes is the Director of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has her Ph.D. in Coastal Oceanography from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. From 1989-2010 she lived in Denmark where her latest position was Founding Chair of the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change and Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology at Roskilde University. Specific research topics include population ecology and modelling, fate and effects of toxic chemicals in sediments, and ecological risk assessment. Valery Forbes has published over 100 internationally peer-reviewed articles and two books on these topics. She is on the editorial board of several international journals and provides scientific advice to the private and public sectors.
Kim Wilson is the interim dean of the College of Architecture. A member of the UNL Architecture faculty since 2009, Wilson also has appointments in UNL Cooperative Extension, and is program director for both Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning Programs. Her current research focuses on improving teaching and learning, experiential learning, service-learning, cooperative learning on teams, and assessment of learning. Wilson earned her bachelor's in landscape architecture from Penn State and her master's in landscape architecture from University of Michigan. She previously was at Purdue University where she taught community planning and design, and urban design studies, as well as landscape representation using technology. While at Purdue, Wilson earned 13 teaching awards, conducted more than 17 service-learning projects, and received more than $1 million in internal and external funding to support both teaching and research initiatives. Prior to joining academia, Wilson worked for more than 25 years for nationally and internationally recognized firms including Sasaki Associates, JJR-Smith Group and Pollack Design Associates. Her experience focused on site design and planning for urban waterfronts, light rail transit corridors, large land holdings and parks, and open spaces. Wilson's professional work has been nationally recognized in five design awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects.