About Us

Colby J. Moorberg, PhD, CPSS, PWS

Dr. Moorberg is an Associate Professor of Soil Science in the Kansas State University Department of Agronomy in a teaching and research appointment. The courses he teaches include AGRON 305 – Soils, AGRON 415 – Soils Judging, AGRON 598 – Undergraduate Research in Agronomy, AGRON 635 – Soil Conservation and Management, and AGRON 935 – Topics in Soils: Root & Rhizosphere Analysis. He is also a coach of the K-State Soil Judging Team. He leads the K-State Hydropedology and Root Ecology Laboratory, which conducts research focused on root dynamics, rhizosphere processes, root imaging, greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands, hydropedology, and water quality. His teaching scholarly activities are focused on the development of open educational resources (OER) and soil science education. In addition to Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition he lead the development of the open textbook, Soil and Water Conservation – An Annotated Bibliography, and is currently developing a third open textbook, Soils: An Annotated Bibliography.

Twitter: @ColbyDigsSoil

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David A. Crouse, PhD

Dr. Crouse is an Alumni and Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, and the Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at NC State University. Dr. Crouse's undergraduate teaching program consistently delivers a high quality learning experience to a large number of students from a diverse audience. A typical semester for his SSC 200 Soil Science lecture and SSC 201 Soil Science Laboratory will reach 400 students representing 60 different curricula. While his classes are high enrollment, individualized attention to the student remains a primary focus.

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Heading photo: "Cecil Soil Series" by John Kelley