Amy Shober


Education
  • Ph.D. – Environmental Soil Management – University of Delaware
  • M.S. – Soil Science – Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. – Environmental Science; Option: Waste Management – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
  • B.A. – Chemistry – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Professional Experience Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, 2014-present Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, 2012-2014 Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist, Soil and Water Science Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, 2011-2012 Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist, Soil and Water Science Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, 2006-2011

Professional Activities and Affiliations American Society of Agronomy
  • Chair – Nutrient Loss and Assessment Community (2013-2014)
  • Vice Chair – Nutrient Loss and Assessment Community (2010-2012)
  • Associate Editor – Journal of Environmental Quality (2010-2012)
  • Chair – Graduate School Workshop Committee (2008-2010)
  • Member – Graduate School Workshop Committee (2006-2008)
American Society of Horticultural Sciences Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance
  • Board member (2007-present)
Soil Science Society of America
  • Marion & Chrystie Jackson Soil Science Award Committee chair (2010)
Southern Extension Research Activity (SERA-17) – Phosphorus Workgroup
  • Annual meeting organizer (2011)
  • Best management practice workgroup member (2007-present)
  • Soil/manure testing workgroup member (2003-2007)
Southern Regional Water Quality Program (USDA-NIFA)
  • Youth team member (2010-present)
  • Watershed Restoration and Education team member (2008-present)
  • Nutrient Management team member (2008-present)
Awards and Distinctions
  • ASA Environmental Quality Section Inspiring Young Scientist Award (2011)
  • Florida State Horticultural Society (FSHS) Ornamental, Garden & Landscape Best Paper Award (2010)
  • Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, Journal of Environmental Quality, ASA-CSSA-SSSA (2008)
  • Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist, US Office of Personnel Management (2006)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, American Society of Agronomy – Northeastern Branch (2006)
  • J. Fielding Reed/Potash and Phosphate Institute (PPI) Fellowship (2005)
  • Hazel Burgett Endowed Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award (2004 – 2005)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation, 2nd place, NEBASA Annual Meetings. Bordentown, NJ (2004)
  • Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality Ph. D. Fellowship Recipient (2002-2005)
  • Gerald T. Gentry Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, Pennsylvania State University (2002)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation, 3rd place, NEBASA Annual Meetings. University of Rhode Island (2001)


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Contact Information Amy Shober

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist,
Nutrient Management

Plant and Soil Sciences
152 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2146
Email: ashober@udel.edu