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Cotton professor appointed to lead MSU department
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Mississippi State cotton agronomist is the new head of the university’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.
Darrin Dodds, a 12-year veteran of the department, takes the helm April 1.
A native of Rushville, Illinois, Dodds is well respected throughout the Midsouth for his teaching, research and outreach programs in cotton physiology. In 2016, he was awarded the Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Physiologist Award by the National Cotton Council and its partners.
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