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John Hemmingson Hill, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology/Microbiology, Virologist, Plant Pathologist
Company: Iowa State University, Ames
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

John Hemmingson Hill, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology.

With more than four decades of experience to his credit, Dr. Hill has excelled as a plant biology expert and an educator. Most recently, he has utilized his expertise in plant virology and microbiology as a professor of Iowa State University, until commencing his retirement. In the past, he contributed as a fellow for the American Psychopathological Society, as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

A graduate of Carleton College, Dr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. Soon thereafter, he received a Master of Science from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul in 1966. He concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California, Davis in 1971. To remain abreast of developments in the field, he maintained professional affiliation with the American Phytopathological Society, the American Society for Virology, the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Type Culture Collection.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Hill has sat on several committees and boards relating to the field of plant virology. A member of the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Microbiology, he has also lent his expertise to the Virology Working Group Board of Scientific Directors as chairman of the organization. Achievements to his credit include developing a number of patents in plant pathology as well as authoring an array of publications in the field. Outside of work, Dr. Hill enjoys railroading, skiing and fishing in his spare time.

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