George Czapar

Associate Dean and Director Office of Extension and Outreach

111 Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801

George Czapar is Associate Dean and Director of University of Illinois Extension and an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agronomy from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in agronomy from Iowa State University. 

His research and Extension programs focused on interdisciplinary projects that address the environmental impacts of agriculture, especially related to water quality. He was the leader of a Strategic Research Initiative in water quality for the Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR) and he helped establish the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (C-BMP). He previously was the Director of the Center for Watershed Science, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute and Water Quality Coordinator for University of Illinois Extension.  

Czapar teaches in the Campus Honors Program and has been named to the “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students” numerous times. He also received the Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement and the College of ACES Award for Excellence in Teaching and Outreach.