The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew “Dewey” Mann as Director of the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory as of July 15, 2019. Dr. Mann has been with CFAES since 2010, serving as lecturer and faculty advisor. Dewey earned his Ph.D. in food, agricultural and biological engineering from Ohio State, and his M.S. in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University. Dewey completed his undergraduate work in agricultural systems management at the University of Missouri.
As Waterman Director, Dr. Mann will be responsible for leading progress toward the strategic objectives to ensure successful operations and programming in conjunction with college administration, departments, faculty, and staff who administer programs at Waterman. Dewey will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and will lead implementation of the strategic plans for Waterman, including budget and personnel. Dewey will also provide communication and overall strategy, providing data as necessary to support a growing enterprise. In addition, Dewey will work closely with the Director of Ag Operations (Ken Scaife) and our operations team to align programming with other operations on the Wooster and Statewide campuses.
Dr. Mann has established a track record in CFAES for his passion for teaching, experiential learning, and engaging industry partners. As a member of the Future of Waterman Task Force, Dr. Mann helped develop a comprehensive vision for Waterman, a proposed governance structure, and groundwork for a physical master plan. As a result of this work, Dewey is uniquely positioned to lead Waterman into the future. As Director, Dewey looks forward to the opportunity to impact students all across Ohio State; modernize the systems and create a state-of-the-art showcase for teaching, research, and outreach; and build community with internal and external stakeholders.
CFAES leadership is confident that Dr. Mann’s leadership, vision, and experience will position Waterman as a vital tool in helping our college achieve its mission. Congratulations Dewey, on an appointment to this critical role!