The third of four finalists for the position of founding executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska is visiting campus Thursday and Friday. Marty Matlock will make a presentation Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets. NU faculty and staff are invited to attend or to view the live web stream, which is available via login at the Water For Food website. Presentations also will be archived on this web page.
Matlock is professor of ecological engineering at the University of Arkansas and area director for ecosystems services in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability in the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. He also chairs the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission, is an invited delegate to the United Nations CEO Mandate on Water, and serves on the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Sustainable Animal Agriculture and Sustainable Crop Production committees. He holds a doctorate in biosystems engineering, a master’s degree in plant physiology and a bachelor’s degree in soil chemistry, all from Oklahoma State University. Earlier, Matlock was an agricultural engineering faculty member at Texas A&M University where he directed the Water Quality Research Laboratory and was a senior research fellow in the Bush School of Government.