Department Head—Research and Teaching
Dr. Fowden Maxwell joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1978 where he served as Head of the Department for 18 years. Maxwell’s primary contributions to the Department were in administration and research. Facilities, faculty (campus and statewide), and research staff were enlarged significantly during his tenure as department head. He also served on the planning committee in the early development of the Plant Molecular Biology Facility, insuring space for an entomology position to work in insect-plant interactions. Maxwell obtained $1.3 million for renovation of space in the Heep building, the Urban Center, and the Entomology Research Laboratory to help accommodate expansions. Three endowed chairs were also created during his tenure as department head.
Dr. Maxwell stepped down as Department Head in 1993 and assumed the position of Professor and Director of the Biointensive IPM Center until his retirement at the end of 1996. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University.