About the Associate Vice President
Duane Gardiner joined Texas A&M-Kingsville in 1989. He served as chair of the Department of Agronomy and Resource Sciences from 1997 to 2004. In 2003, he was named chair of the Council for Assessment and Planning and in 2004, he became director of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan. He is the co-author of Soils in Our Environment, a college textbook for students of soil science or various environmental sciences. The book is now in its eleventh edition.
From 1992-1997, Gardiner served as editor-in-chief of the Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources and was associate editor of the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education from 1993 to 1999. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the International Arid Lands Consortium.
His awards include his college’s Faculty Award of Excellence in 1994, and the Javelina Alumni Association’s Distinguished Researcher Award in 1999. In 2008, he received the Senior Teaching Award from the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences.
Gardiner received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University and both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University.
This page was last updated on: March 29, 2012