Spring 2020 (Ph.D.)
Dissertation Title: Characterization of Tobacco Nutrient Disorders Via Remote Sensing
How are you planning to use your degree?
I am already using my degree working as a Research Scientist at Scotts Miracle-Gro.
List clubs and activities while in school.
- Pi Alpha Xi
Whom do you want to thank?
I want to thank my advisors, Drs. Brian Whipker and Matthew Vann, my committee members, graduate program coordinators (Rachel and Angie), my wife Amy, my dog Gracie, my parents, in-laws, and grandparents, and the other graduate students I worked closely with, especially Nathan and Paige.
Where are you currently working? Scotts Miracle-Gro
Advisor Comments (Brian Whipker):
Josh has the most amazing gift of being an excellent writer. He can make the words sing on paper and accurately describe scientific experiments with ease. Have never met someone with such a gift. He is also a very dedicated and hard-working individual. While at NCSU, Josh wrote 11 scientific peer-reviewed publications and 58 industry-extension publications. With such excellent communication skills, he will go far.
Advisor Comments (Matthew Vann):
Josh, we are so very proud of all that you have accomplished! I think back to the first time I met you as a Masters Student, and little did I know that my journey was about to overlap yours. It is rare that a student has such a profound impact on the career of a faculty member, but you did just that in your time here at NC State. So, not only do I say congratulations today, but I say thank you for all that you’ve done. Wishing you all the best!
Lee Ivy (Hort Teaching Faculty):
Congrats Josh. Best wishes for your success!
Lis Meyer (Hort Teaching Faculty)
Congrats Josh! It’s been a pleasure having you in the department, and wish you the best in all your next adventures!