I completed my undergraduate education at Texas A&M University in 1990, where I received a Bachelors of Science from the Department of Agricultural Engineering. In 1998, I obtained a Masters of Agricultural Education from Texas A&M before pursuing a Master of Science at Purdue University, which I completed in 1999. In 2002, I was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue while teaching at Illinois State University. Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering Technology in the Department of Agriculture and Industrial Sciences at Sam Houston State University.
In addition to teaching in the areas of GPS, Soil & Water Conservation, Irrigation, Drainage, Structures, Electrification, Alternative Energies and Ag/Industrial Safety, my time at Sam Houston is spent working with bio-diesel and serving agriculturalists with disabilities. At the SHSU Alternative Energy Research Lab, I have been conducting research with students on measuring the power output of an engine while fueled with various biodiesel blends, recovered lubricants, and used vegetable oils. In 2009, the Texas AgrAbility project was funded by the USDA. It is a cooperative effort with Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The purpose of the project is to provide consulting and services to agricultural producers with disabilities. The project originated at Purdue University.
I have been married to my wife Stacey for 19 years. We have four children, Darby, Jolie Anne, Cody, and Corey. Other than teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, saltwater fishing, clays shooting, bicycling, operating a "HAM" radio (KE5HCI) and exploring Texas. My family and I worship at a local church in College Station.
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