Department Head—Research and Teaching
Dr. Perry Adkisson served as Department Head from 1967 to 1978. He is Chancellor Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Texas A&M University System
Adkisson’s research accomplishments have made him internationally known in the area of insect pest management and crop protection. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America and has served as its president. He has received the World Food Prize, the Wolf Prize, and the Alexander von Humboldt Award, among other notable honors.
Dr. Adkisson served two terms as a member of the National Science Board. He is a member of numerous national and international boards and committees, and has been a consultant to numerous national and international governmental agencies.