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Our L.L. Stewart Scholar project was team effort with Drs. Carol Mallory-Smith, Weed Scientist, Sujaya Rao, Entomologist and Ken Johnson, Plant Pathologist. We developed on line curricula to serve as base courses for a degree in Pest Management. The goal was to have courses that complement each other in content and scope. The courses satisfy the requirement for credits in classes that have a laboratory component. The courses are required for the online Horticulture Degree offered by the OSU Department of Horticulture. Students serving in the active military, government employees, and international students have taken the courses. In addition, traditional students on and off campus have taken the courses. The L.L. Stewart Scholar project provided the incentive for collaboration among disciplines and the production of course content that is valuable for online learners.
Dr. Carol Mallory-Smith is a Professor of Weed Science at Oregon State University and Associate Department Head of the Department of Crop and Soil Science. She received her BS and PhD from the University of Idaho. She has been at OSU since 1994 as a Weed Science teacher and researcher. She teaches Weed Management and Herbicide Science. She has advised or co-advised 22 graduate students who have completed their degrees and currently is advising 6 graduate students. She also has advised 11 undergraduate student researchers. Mallory-Smith received the outstanding teacher award from her department on three occasions and was named to the OSU College of Agricultural Science Registry of Distinguished Teachers. She received the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Idaho, College of Agriculture in 2007, the L. L. Stewart Scholar, and the Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award from Oregon State University. Dr. Mallory-Smith’s main areas of research are weed management in agronomic crops, weed biology, herbicide resistance, and gene flow and hybridization between crops and weeds. She has coauthored more than 100 refereed journal articles, 6 book chapters and over 140 abstracts. Mallory-Smith visited Australia on three occasions as an invited expert on weed control issues. She served on the core group of the IOBC Global Working Group on Transgenic Organisms. She is a Fellow of The Western Society of Weed Science, The Weed Science Society of America, is a Past-President and Treasurer of the Weed Science Society of America and has served on numerous committees in both organizations. Mallory-Smith served as Secretary and Newsletter Editor for the International Weed Science Society.