Patricia S. Florestano, chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents; Arthur L. Allen, associate research director of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Mortimer Neufville, interim president of UMES; and William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland visit during a presentation. (Special to The Commercial)
Arthur L. Allen, former dean/director of 1890 Research and Extension Programs at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, has received top honors in Maryland.
Allen, formerly of Gould, received the 2012 University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity.
This award is the highest honor that the board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.
A faculty member at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore since 1996, Allen is an associate professor in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences at the UMES School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences and associate research director for the school’s Agricultural Experiment Station.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in 1966 from Arkansas AM&N College (now UAPB,) a master of science degree in 1968 from Oklahoma State University and a doctor of philosophy degree in 1971 from the University of Illinois-Urbana.
Allen was the valedictorian of his 1962 graduating class from William O. Fields High School in Gould. At UAPB, he served as administrator for 1890 agricultural programs from 1982 to 1989.
At UMES, Allen has generated 90 journal publications and scholarly presentations and two book chapters. He has also been responsible for securing or helping to secure approximately $4.3 million in grant funds for UMES.
Debbie Archer is the communications specialist-section leader at UAPB’s School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences.