Prasanta K. Kalita

Associate Dean for Academic Programs

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

Dr. Prasanta Kalita is a professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Director of the ADM Institute for Prevention of Postharvest Loss, and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

A Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Dr. Kalita’s areas of research include water management and environmental sustainability, hydrology, watershed and water quality, erosion and sediment control, and irrigation. He is widely recognized for his excellence in teaching, research, and advising, has worked extensively in educational development and capacity building, and in food security issues around the world. He has published more than 150 articles in journals and conferences and served as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor for three international journals.  His career is marked impressively by over 40 honors and awards recognizing teaching excellence, research excellence, and outstanding service, culminating with the Paul A. Funk Award in ACES.

Dr. Kalita has served on numerous campus committees including Academic Senate, Senate Executive Committee, University Senate Conference, Committee On Race and Ethnicity, Teaching Advancement Board, and Executives committees in the colleges of ACES and Engineering.