Mark Rieger is the dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). He has served as associate dean and professor in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences since 2006 and was interim dean in 2010-11. As associate dean, Rieger had major responsibilities in graduate programs, distance education, statewide degree completion programs, the honors program and international education. Prior to joining the University of Florida faculty, he was a professor in the University of Georgia’s Department of Horticulture from 1999-2006. He joined the University of Georgia faculty as an assistant professor in 1987 and was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and professor in 1999. Rieger received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture in 1982 from the Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in horticulture in 1984 from the University of Georgia and a doctorate in horticultural sciences in 1987 from the University of Florida.