Positions Held

Key positions held:

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President of Virginia Tech, Dr. Charles W. Steger, Provost Mark McNamee and Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs John Dooley, congratulating Dr. S.K. De Datta, Associate Vice President of International Affairs and Director of the Office of International, Research, Education, and Development for garnering two USAID funded global projects totaling 34Million dollars for Virginia Tech. In November, 2004, Virginia Tech Board of Visitors awarded “Cliffton Garvin Award” to Dr. De Datta for this contribution.
  • 2003-Nov.2011 Associate Provost/ Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Virginia Tech
  • 1993-2003 Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • 1991-Nov.2011 Director, Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech; Professor (with tenure), Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • 1990-1991 Program Leader, Rainfed Lowland Rice Ecosystems, International Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines
  • 1986-1991 Principal Scientist, Department of Agronomy, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines
  • 1967-1989 Department Head, Department of Agronomy, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines
  • 1964-1991 Rice Scientist, Agronomist/Principal Scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines, including visiting Scientist at Purdue University(1971-1972) and UC Davis California( 1978-1979)
  • 1962-1963 Post Doctoral Scientist at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and conducted Research on Fission Products- Organic Matter Complex funded by US Atomic Energy Commission and National Institute of Health.
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    The release of IR8 in 1966, was considered the birth of Green Revolution in Rice in Tropical Asia.