Dr. Dan Lineberger, who was Texas A&M University head of horticultural sciences from 1990-94, will return to that position on Aug. 1, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences.
“Dr. Lineberger has the talent and experience to help strengthen our nationally known horticultural science department,” Hussey said. “His visionary leadership will help guide the talented faculty toward even greater accomplishments.”
Dr. Dan Lineberger (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife)
After serving as the department’s head in the early 1990s, Lineberger returned to the faculty as a professor of horticulture. In 2008, he became associate head for undergraduate programs.
Among his accomplishments at Texas A&M is the positioning of horticulture on the Internet in 1994 by creating “Aggie Horticulture,” a popular website which features the expertise of Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas AgriLife Research horticulturists.
Lineberger has published numerous articles in professional journals and has been the recipient of many awards, including most recently the American Society for Horticultural Science Distinguished Undergraduate Educator Award in 2008 and the Margaret Annette Peters Advising Award for University Advisors and Counselors in 2012.
Prior to his career with Texas A&M, Linberger was head of the horticulture department at Clemson University from 1987-90. He was an assistant and associate professor at The Ohio State University from 1977-87.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from North Carolina State University in 1971, and his master’s in 1974 and doctorate in 1978, both in ornamental horticulture and floriculture from Cornell University.