Martha Mamo, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture and department head, received the 2019 Fellow of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Award at the Eleventh Annual CASNR Honors Banquet Oct. 31.
The award recognizes a CASNR faculty member who has provided exemplary contributions to undergraduate education through courses offered in the CASNR Honors program, experiential learning and mentoring undergraduate research.
Tiffany Heng-Moss, CASNR Dean, and Madhavan Soundararajan, biochemistry professor of practice and assistant director of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Honors Program, selected Mamo for this year’s award.
“She has helped me several times when I sought her help to mentor students from the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University from China when they come here during the summer to get a taste of our undergraduate research program,” said Soundararajan.
Mamo has been at Nebraska since 2000, coming through the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor and professor before being named Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture in 2016. Prior to becoming department head, she held teaching and research appointments.
In 2015, Mamo was honored with the University of Nebraska’s Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award – a system-wide award that recognizes an individual faculty member who has demonstrated meritorious and sustained records of excellence and creativity in teaching. She was also awarded a Holling Family Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2016.
Mamo has made significant contributions to the profession through her creative work in teaching, including funded projects, deliverables, outputs and mentoring. She has been recognized as an outstanding educator and mentor to her students, with a significant impact on and off campus. Her scholarship of teaching and learning has generated several publications including peer-reviewed learning objects and over $500,000 in grant funding. In addition, she has a strong record of collaboration across disciplines to advance education.
Mamo earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and master’s degree in soil science from Alabama A&M University. She holds a doctorate degree in soil science from the University of Minnesota–St. Paul.
To learn more about the Agronomy and Horticulture Department, visit agronomy.unl.edu.