Adam Smith

Adam Smith PhotoAdam holds the positions of graduate research assistant in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science and fellow for the Graduate Education Development Institute at Virginia Tech.  As a graduate research assistant, his focus is integrative weed management in agronomic crops and turfgrass and the evolution of herbicide resistant weed biotypes.  As a fellow, his focus is the investigation and implementation of technology into graduate education and the exploration of pedagogical theories and their role in preparing future faculty.  Prior to his current positions, Adam received a MS from North Carolina State University in Crop Science with a minor in Statistics, where he worked in organic weed management in soybean and corn production.  Additionally, he has a BS in environmental ecology from University of North Carolina- Asheville.  Adam has taught courses in biology and weed science and has authored or co-authored five peer-reviewed publications and two extension publications.  He recently presented his research, Nicosulfuron-resistant Johnsongrass Expresses Differential Sensitivity to Glyphosate, at Resistance 2011, an international pesticide resistance conference in Harpenden, UK.