Edgar P. Spalding

I was born in the US but my true home town is Economy, Nova Scotia, Canada, where my family moved when I was 8 years old (photo). I went through school and university in Nova Scotia. I returned to the US for graduate school.

Below is a brief curriculum vitae.


The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. (Biology) 1990 with DJ Cosgrove

Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Canada) B.Sc. Honours (Biology) 1985


2006- Faculty Affiliate, Department of Biomedical Engineering

2003- Professor, Department of Botany

1999-2003 Associate Professor with tenure, University of Wisconsin

1994-1999 Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin

1990-1994 Postdoc, Yale University with MHM Goldsmith

Classroom Teaching Activities

Spring: Bot 500 (Plant Physiology) 100% with two lab sections and one TA

Fall: Bot/Zoo 152 (Introductory Biology) 33% or 50% of Bot 130 (General Botany)

Guest lectures in other courses most semesters

some student reviews.


full list here

Service to Plant Biology

The Plant Journal, Handling Editor, 2013-

Iowa State University's Plant Science Institute, Board member, 2014-

Board of Trustees, American Society of Plant Biologists, 2007-2009

Secretary, and Chair of Program Committee, ASPB, 2003-2005

Program Committee, ASPB, 2003-2007

Membership Committee, ASPB, 2000-2003

Plant Physiology Monitoring Editor, 2003-2009

Campus Service

Research Committee, Biological Sciences Division, 2016-

Advanced Computing Infrastructure steering committee, 2013-

Graduate School Large Project task force, 2012-2013

Graduate School Research Committee, Biological Sciences Division, 2008-2011

University Committee ad hoc research infrastructure committee, 2009-2010

University Reaccreditation Steering Committee, 2007-2008

Dean of Students search committee, 2006-2007

Division of Biological Sciences Tenure Committee, 2005-2008

Division of Biological Sciences Curriculum Planning Committee, 2002-2005

L&S Curriculum Committee, 2002-2005

L&S Student Academic Affairs-Advising Unit; Review Committee, 2003

Established the Newcomb Imaging Center with Tony Bleecker (deceased), 2006


2016 – Edmund Optics Educational Award

2009 – Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists

2008-2013 – Hamel Family Faculty Fellow, UW College of Letters and Science

2005-2007 – Vilas Research Associate in the Biological Sciences Award

1999 – Academic Advising Award, UW College of Letters and Science

1998-2002 – NSF Early Faculty Career Development Award

Spalding Lab

Edgar Spalding