Dorothy McMeekin

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Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Dorothy McMeekin, Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.

Passionate about botany and plant pathology, Dr. McMeekin has dedicated her life to advancing the field. She is currently lending her knowledge to her position as a professor emeritus at Michigan State University, which she’s held since 1997. Previously, she served the school as a professor of natural sciences between 1981 and 1999.

When Dr. Meekin wasn’t teaching, she was contributing to the natural sciences via research and writing. She notably co-authored “In Vitro Effect of Streptomycin on Clinical Isolates of Pythium insidiosum” and authored “Indole-3-Acetic Acid, Glucose, and Inoculum Influence the Formation and Distribution of Basidiocarps of Pholiota malicola in Culture” for Mycologia in 2000, and authored “Regulation of Cabbage Hypocotyl Elongation, and Infection by Peronospora parasitica with B-indolyacetonitrile and Chloramphenicol” for Plant Growth Regulation in 1996. She also wrote the lab manual “Ecology, Diversity, and Evolution” in 1993 and the booklet “Exploring the Ecology Along the Red Cedar River” in 1992, among many other publications.

Dr. McMeekin prepared for her journey by earning a PhD in plant pathology, physiology, and bacteriology from Cornell University in 1959, a Master of Arts in botany from Wellesley College in 1955, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology and chemistry from Wilson College in 1953. She then garnered experience as an assistant professor at Upsala College from 1959 to 1964 and as an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University from 1964 to 1966. To keep in touch with her peers, she joined prominent organizations like The American Phytopathological Society, the Mycological Society of America, the Society for Economic Botany, and the Michigan Women’s Studies Association.

Dr. McMeekin passed away in June 2020. Michigan State University is currently raising funds to dedicate a tree on campus in memory of Dr. McMeekin. To donate, please visit the GoFundMe page:

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