Bollero named Head of the Department of Crop Sciences
December 14, 2009
Germán Bollero has been named Head of the Department of Crop Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois. Bollero will assume the position on December 17, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

Bollero received his bachelor's degree in agronomy from the National University of Rosario in Argentina in 1986. After receiving his master's and doctorate degrees in agronomy in 1993 and 1994 from the University of Illinois, he continued his association with the U of I Department of Agronomy as a postdoctoral research associate and senior research specialist in agriculture.

In 1998, Bollero joined the ACES faculty as assistant professor of biometry and cropping systems, having spent the prior two years as assistant professor of sustainable cropping systems at the University of Maryland at College Park. Bollero is currently serving as professor of biometry in the crop sciences department.

He is internationally recognized for his scholarship in biometry. He has been included on the "Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students" 17 times. As well, he has received several College of ACES awards, was selected as a member of the ACES Academy of Teaching Excellence, and was in the first class of the ACES Global Connect program.

"Bollero's teaching, service and research contributions have placed him among an elite handful of truly outstanding faculty members," said ACES Professor and Interim Dean Robert Hauser. "We look forward to his leadership of the programs and activities of the Department of Crop Sciences."