Dr. Daniel J. Robison is the holder of the Endowed Dean’s Chair in College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University. He also serves as the director for the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. Robison is a New Jersey native, and serves as the 11th dean of CALS.
From 2012-2019, Robison served as the dean of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design at West Virginia University. Prior to that position, Robison served on the faculty at North Carolina State University for 16 years, before becoming associate dean of research in the College of Natural Resources with responsibilities that included service, international and strategic programming.
Robison graduated with a doctorate in entomology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1993, and holds MS (1986) and BS (1982) degrees in forestry from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse. He has worked in multiple countries, including two years in Ivory Coast West Africa, and extended stays in others.