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Plant Pathologist Honored

PULLMAN, Wash. — Jack Rogers, professor of plant pathology at Washington State University, has received the Distinguished Mycologist Award from the Mycological Society of America.

“This is the highest award that the Mycological Society of America gives,” said Timothy Murray, chair of the plant pathology department. “It is reserved for people who have truly been leaders in the field. The list of recipients includes giants in the field.”

Rogers, a member of the WSU faculty for 41 years, teaches classes in forest pathology, advanced mycology – the study of fungi – and a course on molds, mildews and mushrooms for undergraduate, non-science majors.

He served as chair of the plant pathology department from 1986 to 1989. He also holds a partial appointment in the natural resource sciences department.

Rogers is a member of the American Phytopathological Society, the Botanical Society of America, the British Mycological Society and the Mycological Society of America. He served as vice president, president- elect and president of the Mycological Society of America during the 1970’s.

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