Craig Beyrouty, PhD, MS

Craig Beyrouty Craig Beyrouty, PhD, MS, has been dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) since November 2015.

Beyrouty has been involved in teaching, research, and academic outreach for more than 35 years. He joined UMCP from Colorado State University (CSU), where he served as dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences as well as chief administrative and academic officer for the college. He also concurrently served as director of the Agricultural Experiment Station for CSU, which operates research centers in eight locations throughout Colorado. He previously held positions as professor and head of agronomy at Purdue University and professor at the University of Arkansas. He has led and participated in international research, teaching, and administrative activities in places such as China, Ethiopia, India, Russia, Israel, and more. Beyrouty also is a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy and has served as vice chair of the International Rice Root Working Group and president of the Plant Root Environment Working Group.