James Steadman Named APS Fellow

Sunday, August 10, 2014

James R. Steadman was recognized as an APS Fellow during the APS-CPS annual meeting in Minneapolis in August 2014.  The society grants this honor to a current APS member in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to The American Phytopathological Society.  He joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty in 1969.  From 2000 to 2002, he was acting head of Plant Pathology and has been head since 2007. Steadman is internationally renowned for studies of dry edible beans, particularly in Latin America and Africa, and has worked extensively with white mold of dry beans and soybean and rust of dry bean for more than 40 years. Steadman has contributed to the release of more than 10 varieties and 20 breeding lines of dry beans and has authored more than 150 abstracts, 112 refereed journal articles, 11 book chapters, and more than 164 additional scientific publications. Examples of APS service: PPB, OIP, OPRD, leadership in 2 Divisions.

Stephen Wegulo