Research duties include development of superior germplasm/cultivars which will enhance the productivity, improve the product quality, and/or decrease production costs associate with cotton production in Texas. Primary research sites in Texas are College Station, Weslaco, Corpus Christi, Thrall, and Chillicothe, as well as colleagues at Lubbock. Primary geographical areas of responsibilities are central and south Texas with secondary goals aimed at all cotton producing areas of Texas and the United States.
Teaching/administrative duties include teaching at the undergraduate level (SCSC 311W) and graduate level (SCSC 610 and SCSC 641),direction of graduate students in plant breeding, administration of departmental academic affairs, and coordination of graduate program in Soil and Crop Sciences, including recruitment and general advising. Position directs the graduate program in SCSC with majors in AGRONOMY, SOIL SCIENCE, and PLANT BREEDING, and directs the Distance M.S. and Ph.D. Program in Plant Breeding with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees conferred by Soil and Crop Sciences and Horticultural Sciences. Non traditional teaching includes but is not limited to a monthly Plant Breeding Bulletin (newsletter), oversight of a weekly seminar series involving plant breeding faculty and graduate students in SCSC, HORT, and other departments, and the distance plant breeding graduate program.