Professor Emerit 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. and 19 M.S. students, and trained several postdoctoral scientists.
Information on 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