The College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Sharron Quisenberry, most recently former Vice President of Research and Economic Development and Professor Emeritus of Entomology at Iowa State University, has been named our Interim Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs effective June 1, 2019.
Dr. Quisenberry has over 20 years of higher education leadership experience. Prior to her retirement in 2013, she served as the vice president of research and economic development at Iowa State University for four years, where she led a research enterprise of over $300M annually. She has served as dean twice over the course of her career — from 2003-2009 as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and from 1999-2003 as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station at Montana State University.
“I am delighted and extremely grateful that Dr. Quisenberry has agreed to lead our Office of Research and Graduate Affairs, while our search for a new associate dean to replace Dr. Harry Dickerson, is underway,” said Lisa K. Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “Based on her leadership experiences, support of veterinary medicine and knowledge of animal health and biomedical research, I am confident that our research program will continue to thrive under her leadership during this period of transition.”
Dr. Quisenberry’s 40-year academic career has been committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. She has extensive experience in supervising and mentoring faculty, managing curricular and faculty processes, and growing a sustainable and forward-thinking research enterprise. Over the course of her career, she also was a strong researcher, serving as PI or co-PI on nearly 50 grants and studies. In addition, she was active in her campus communities and in professional organizations.