Presentation Winners

Elizabeth Asque, Genetics Development & Cell Biology (Drs. Clark Coffman and Jo Anne Powell-Coffman)

Presentation: Live imaging of nanoparticles in developing fruit fly embryo

Stephanie Link, Applied Linguistics and Technology (Dr. Volker Hegelheimer)

Presentation: Generation 1.5 in higher education

Kofi Whitney, Human Computer Interaction (Dr. Les Miller)

Presentation: A series of user studies to inform field survey software design

Derrick Coble, Food Science and Technology, Interdepartmental Genetics (Dr. Susan Lamont)

Presentation: Impacts of salmonella enteritidis infection on liver transcriptome in broilers

Luncheon Speaker


  • Ph.D. in Agronomy, August 1991, Iowa State University. Major was Crop Production and Physiology, minor was Agricultural Education.
  • M.S. in Agronomy, August 1987, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville. Area of specialization was soybean breeding.
  • B.S. in Agronomy, May 1985, University of Arkansas- Fayetteville. Minor in agricultural business. 1981 Graduate of Pine Bluff High School


  • June 1985 to August 1985 - County Extension Agent Intern, Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Pine Bluff, AR.
  • July 1991 to December 1994 - Field Research Agriculturist, American Cyanamid, Agricultural Research Division (ARD).
  • January 1995 to December 1996 - Product Development Representative, Monsanto, Ceregen Division
  • January 1997 to December 1999 - Market Development Representative; Monsanto, Ag Sector. Served as Southern Region Soybean Technical Manager.
  • January 2000 to December 2002 – Agronomic Research Manager; Monsanto
  • January 2003 to June 2004 – Technical Development Manager; Monsanto.
  • July 2004 to March 2009 – Product Development and Marketing Manager; Monsanto Cotton States.
  • April 2009 to October 2009 – Technology Development Rep; Monsanto
  • October 2009 to present – Director of Stakeholder Relations; Monsanto


  • Arkansas Association for Hearing Impaired Children (former Board Member)
  • American Society of Agronomy; Crop Science Society of America
  • Certified Crop Advisor
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Fraternity (Agriculture Honor Society)
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
  • USDA NRCS (State Technical Committee; former County Board Member)
  • University of AR at Pine Bluff Agriculture Research and Advisory Council
  • University of AR Black Alumni Society (former Board Member)
  • Arkansas 4-H Foundation Board Member (2009-2010)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (since 1982)
  • Old St. James Missionary Baptist Church (since 1995, Board of Trustees)
  • USDA Minority Farmer Advisory Committee (2011 – present)
  • Dell-Cam Farm, Inc. (Owner/operator since 1997)

PERSONAL: Married to Debra Collins Goldmon since 1990, 1 daughter (Camille), 1 son (Dell)


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