Professor Emeritus Champ Tanner, a former graduate student of M.L. Jackson, joined the faculty in 1953. In 1981, he became the first soil scientist elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Tanner served as the department chair from 1984 until his retirement in 1988. During his career, he wrote over 150 technical articles, book chapters, and reports, advised 25 Ph.D. an 19 M.S. students, and trained several postdoctoral scientists.
Links to information about Champ Tanner:
- Biographical Memoir by Wilford R. Gardner for the National Academy of Sciences
- Memorial Resolution for Champ Bean Tanner 1920-1990
- Jackson-Tanner Commons
We will be pleased to receive and collect written tributes and vignettes
of Dr. Tanner from his colleagues, students and friends, to be added to these
pages. Please please send them to the department chair.
The Champ Tanner Agricultural Physics Award Fund supports a graduate student assistantship. The department is creating the Jackson-Tanner Commons in honor of ML Jackson and Champ Tanner. To donate to either one of these efforts, please use the links below:
- Champ Tanner Agricultural Physics Award Fund