Office of Public Relations and Outreach

OPRO is charged by Council with primary leadership for the society’s public outreach and media relations programs and is empowered to dispense funds allocated by Council for outreach programs as well as to utilize staff time for execution of these programs. It is recognized that much responsibility for public outreach resides with individual APS members, Council, and various APS committees, boards, offices, and divisions. It is the responsibility of OPRO to coordinate, enable, and nurture public outreach from various sectors of the society. OPRO will provide a forum for discussion of outreach opportunities and initiatives and a mechanism for funding special projects. OPRO will choose the highest priority audiences for outreach efforts, and periodically, will reassess these priorities.

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm EndMember Type
Kevin OngTexas A&M UniversityChair8/7/20218/1/2024M103065
Nicole M. DonofrioUniversity of DelawareImmediate Past Director8/1/20218/10/2022M153053
Fulya Baysal-GurelTennessee State UniversityMember8/10/20178/12/2023M186724
Javier A. DelgadoCorteva AgriscienceMember8/10/20178/12/2023M192393
Dennis A. HaltermanUSDA ARSMember8/4/20168/10/2022M172969
Maya C. HayslettIowa State University Extension and OutreachMember8/4/20188/1/2024M190116
Douglas J. JardineKansas State UniversityMember8/11/20217/31/2024E029715
Jeannie Klein-GordonMichigan State UniversityMember8/8/20198/10/2022PD228146
Charlotte OliverWashington State UniversityMember8/11/20217/31/2024PD265198
Francesca Peduto Hand, PhDOhio State UniversityMember8/4/20188/1/2024M203162
Ying-Yu LiaoNorth Carolina State UniversityPost-Doc/Early Career Member8/7/20217/31/2024PD229079
Alexandra Corine MargetsIndiana University BloomingtonGraduate Student Member8/7/20217/31/2024ST263145
Melissa MolhoThomas Jefferson UniversityGraduate Student Member8/15/20208/10/2022ST262350
Rick BennettUniversity of KentuckyEx-Officio Voting8/15/20208/10/2022M025140
Monica M. LewandowskiOhio State UniversityEx-Officio Voting8/8/20198/10/2022M202148
Hannah RivedalUSDA-ARSEx-Officio Voting8/7/20218/10/2022PD229832
Mark L. GleasonIowa State UniversityCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/7/20218/10/2022M028250
Dominika Kuzlak-SwansonAPSStaff Liaison4/28/20218/10/2022Z272426