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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Albertson Hall 212
Phone: 785-628-4196
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Dr. Jean A. Gleichsner

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Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture
204B Albertson Hall
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Voice: (785) 628-4023

Dr. Jean A. Gleichsner grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin where she was involved in the high school chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she graduated with highest distinction, receiving B.S. degrees in Agricultural Education (1982) and Agronomy (1983). She then attended Oregon State University where she earned both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Weed Science in 1987 and 1988, respectively. Dr. Gleichsner joined the Agriculture Department at Fort Hays State University in 1988 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994. Over the years, she has taught ten different courses. She has served as the Delta Tau Alpha (DTA) Chapter Co-advisor (1989-93), Chapter Advisor (1993-present) and the National DTA Advisor (2003-2015).

She is actively involved in campus and community activities and was recognized for her service to the College of Health and Life Sciences in 1994, 1999, 2002 and 2015. She received the FHSU Outstanding Service Award for Spring 2006. Dr. Gleichsner served a two-year term (1997-98) as President of the Kansas Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (KACTA). She served a two-year term (1997-99) as Central Regional Director of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA), Vice-President of NACTA (1999-2000) and President for NACTA (2000-2001). Dr. Gleichsner served as President of Phi Kappa Phi at FHSU (2001-2002) and served as Public Relations Officer (2002-2004). She served as a Kansas Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Fellow for 2012-13 and received the Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship 2013 from Kansas Campus Compact.

Courses Taught at FHSU:
AGRI 215 Soils and AGRI 215 Soils Laboratory
AGRI 301 Home Horticulture
AGRI 305 Agronomic Crop Insects
AGRI 423 Agronomic Crop Diseases
AGRI 620 Cereal, Fiber, and Oil Crops
AGRI 621 Weed Science and AGRI 621L Weed Science Laboratory
AGRI 622 Crop Improvement
AGRI 626 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

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