Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
John Edwin Hendrix, Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology.
Dr. Hendrix always had an affinity for science, but it was during a course on plant biology that spoke to his interests. In his multi-decade spanning career, he has achieved several accomplishments that he is proud of, including his master’s research work that focused on the absorption of phosphates by plants. In addition, the inclusion of his work on the transport of carbohydrates in plants for a chapter in The Handbook of Crop and Plant Physiology was another highlight. Since 2002, he has enjoyed the title of professor emeritus at Colorado State University.
Prior to working in academia, Dr. Hendrix was an orchard foreman at Fresno State University. He began working as a graduate assistant at Ohio State University in 1960 and from 1965 to 1967 worked as an instructor at the institution. In 1967, he joined the faculty at Colorado State University as an assistant professor of plant physiology. In 1972, he moved into the position of associate professor at the institution, and was made a full professor in 1989. He served in this position until his retirement in 2002. In addition to these roles, Dr. Hendrix served on the editorial board of the Plant Physiology Journal from 1982 to 1992.
Dr. Hendrix prepared for a career in academia with his own academic pursuits. He first earned a Bachelor of Science at Fresno State University in 1956 and then earned an AB at the institution in 1960. He continued his studies at Ohio State University, receiving a Master of Science in 1963 and a PhD in 1967. Prior to higher education, Dr. Hendrix served in the US Army. In his career, he maintained professional affiliation with the American Society of University Professors, the American Society of Plant Biologists and Sigma Xi.
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