Sue E. Nokes Installed as New ASABE President

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Sue E. Nokes Installed as New ASABE President

Sue E. Nokes, PE, was recently installed as president of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. She is joined by three newly elected trustees, who took office at the time time: Julie Danielle Carrier, Garey Fox, and Erin Webb.

A University of Kentucky faculty member since 1995, Nokes in 2018 was named associate dean for faculty affairs and facilities. Previously, she served as chair of UK's biosystems and agricultural engineering department. With a research emphasis on bioprocess engineering, Nokes has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and received over $12 million in grants. She earned several awards for her teaching and holds one patent. 

Named an ASABE Fellow in 2016, Nokes has been a member for 30 years. She served on the board of trustees as treasurer from 2013 to 2017 and on the Finance committee from 2007 to 2017. She has served on numerous other committees, including two terms on the Nominating committee. She received ASABE's Young Educator Award in 2000.

Nokes will serve a one-year term as ASABE president but remain on the Board an additional year as past president. Carrier, Fox, and Webb will serve three-year terms as trustees.

Julie Carrier is professor and head of biosystems engineering and soil science department at the University of Tennessee, a position she has held since 2016. Carrier’s current efforts are directed at developing intersecting research space between disciplines of engineering and soil science.

As professor and head of biological and agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University, Garey Fox oversees and manages research, extension, and teaching programs. He credits his work with students and colleagues as a guiding force in his accomplishments, which include 127 refereed publications and acquisition of $26 million in funding. Fox also serves as editor-in-chief for ASABE journals.

Erin Webb, PE, is a senior R&D staff member in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and holds a joint faculty position in the biosystems engineering department at the University of Tennessee. At ORNL, she leads multiple projects sponsored by the US Department of Energy to develop cost-effective, reliable, and sustainable biomass supply chains for biofuels and biomaterials.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.