Craig Randall (Randy) Landgren


1153 Calico Avenue
Billings, MT 59105
406-252-7776
email: landgren@middlebury.edu

Dr. Landgren is a well known Biologist with extensive experience in crop insurance. His international experience includes a Senior National Academy Scholar in Moscow, Russia and Kyiv, Ukraine. He also has experience in Sweden, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

EDUCATION
1970-1974: Ph.D., Biology. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Thesis: The Production and Culture of Cortical Cell Protoplasts.

1969-1970: M.A., Biology. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1965-1969: B.A., Biology, summa cum laude. Albion College, Albion, Michigan.

Administrative Positions
1999-2002: Director of Space Management Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (development and coordination of services for the 2,000,000 gross square feet of campus facilities, space assignment, budget development, prioritization of departmental requests, participation in the President’s staff)

1996-1999: Director of Academic Facilities Planning Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (representing the College in the planning/design and oversight of construction of 220,000 gross square feet/$37,000,000 instructional building, coordination of architectural, engineering, and academic priorities, negotiation of compromises during all phases of planning, preparation of planning documents for trustee review, budget management, development of new facility’s equipment budget, coordination of equipment purchase, coordination of physical move, participation in the President’s staff)

1995-1996: Dean of Instructional Resources Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (oversight of instructional budgets for non-departmental academic programs, oversight of grant derived instructional and research income, oversight of non-salary departmental budgets, oversight and management of support staff salary budgets for the sciences and the arts, and full responsibility for management of college writing programs. (i.e., First-year Seminars and College Writing Courses), Chair of the Human Subjects Research Committee, Chair of the Animal Subjects Research Committee, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, participation in the President’s staff)

1982-1988, 1992, 1993-1996: Chairman, Biology Department Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (curriculum and budget management, short- and long-range planning, coordinating recruitment of permanent and temporary faculty and staff)

1994-1995: Faculty Associate in Admissions Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (academic liaison to the admissions office, participating in all admissions office activities, conducting special academic assessment studies)

1992-1995: Chair of Biology Achievement Test Preparation Committee Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ (oversight of writing and evaluation of achievement tests (SAT II) under a contract from the College Board, recommendation of testing criteria to the College Board)

1992-1993: Director, Middlebury College Writing Program Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (oversight and budget management for 55 small-enrollment, writing intensive courses for students beyond the first year of college work, supervision and training of 35 peer tutors, recruitment and training of faculty for writing in the disciplines)

1987-1990, 1992: Founder and Director, SCIENS (Science Core Instruction and Experience Network System) Program Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (student and staff recruitment, budget management, and all fund-raising for training program targetting at-risk minority high school students and for their teachers. Supported by GTE Focus, HHMI, and NSF grants)

1990-1991, 1995-1996: Director, Middlebury College Freshman Seminar Program Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (oversight of and budget management for 43 small-enrollment, writing intensive courses for first-year students, staff recruitment, scheduling, curriculum organization)

1989-1990: Director, Middlebury College Reaccreditation Self-Study Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (oversight and editing of a college-wide self-evaluation for the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges)

1985-1988: Chairman, Natural Sciences Division Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (coordination of course offerings from 5 departments, member of the Teaching Resources Committee, supervision of divisional support staff)

1984-1987: Director, Northern Studies Program Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (curriculum and budget management, short- and long-range planning, coordinating recruitment of permanent and temporary faculty for an inter-disciplinary academic program)


Research Positions
2002-present: Contractual research and consulting Watts and Associates, Inc. (development and analysis of federal crop insurance programs, economic consulting)

2000-2002: Sabbatical, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (development of methodology for teaching writing in all academic disciplines without loss of content coverage)

1997-1998: Visiting Research Professor Högskolan i Kalmar, Kalmar, Sweden, Naturvetenskap (expository and argumentative writing in disciplinary prose)

1988-1989: Contractual research into differentiation of individual Myriophyllum by cytotypes

1988 : Sabbatical, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (overwintering of herbaceous ferns, computer programming for cell biology education, cytoplast formation and use)

1986-1987: Contractual research into water quality of ultra-pure waters

1986 (summer) Faculty research fund grant (Analysis of starch contents in weedy aquatic species)

1981 (spring): Research Associate University of Oregon (isolation of tobacco cytoplasts and analysis of F1 proteins in somatic hybrids of tobacco)

1980 (fall): Senior Exchange Scientist U.S. National Academy of Sciences program with the Soviet Union (production and isolation of somatic hybrids of distantly related species)

1980 (fall): Sabbatical, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (effects of gibberellic acid on release of protoplasts from pea root cortical cells)

1980 (summer): Research Associate NSF Small College Faculty Opportunity Award, N.S.F., University of Oregon (incorporation of isolated chloroplasts into protoplasts of albino tobacco cells)

1979 (summer): Research Associate NSF Small College Faculty Opportunity Award, N.S.F., University of Oregon (incorporation of isolated chloroplasts into protoplasts of albino tobacco cells)

1978 (summer): Research Associate University of Oregon (isolation and culture of protoplasts of albino tobacco cells)

1969 (summer): Research Assistant Sandoz Pharmaceutical, Ag., Basel, Switzerland (cardiovascular screening)

Instructional Positions
2002- : Professor emeritus Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Fall, 2002 : Instructor MSU-Billings (introductory biology, BI101)

1989- 2002 : Professor Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (instruction in introductory biology, botany, genetics and evolution, plant physiology and morphology, writing on nature, essay and journal writing, paleontology, ethics)

2000 –2002: Visiting Research Professor Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (lecturing in Biology 18A and assisting in the training of Teaching Assistants in grading technical writing)

1997-1998: Visiting Research Professor, Högskolan i Kalmar, Kalmar, Sweden, (Naturvetenskap lecturing and coordinating writing in environmental science)

1990- 1992: Member of Biology Achievement Test Preparation Committee, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ (writing and editing of Achievement test questions)

1982-1989: Associate Professor Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (instruction in introductory biology, botany, plant physiology, introductory biology, writing on nature, instructional programming, plant cell structure and metabolism, elementary science education, photosynthesis)

1977-1982: Assistant Professor Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (Instruction in introductory botany, plant physiology, plant cell structure and metabolism, plant tissue culture, micro-technique (plastic), and plant propagation)

1976-1977: Visiting Assistant Professor University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (Instruction in plant propagation, plant evolution, psychic phenomena and plants, and introductory botany)

1974-1977: Assistant Professor George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Coordinator of and instructor in introductory biology, coordinator of and instructor in cell biology, instructor in plant physiology, microbiology laboratory)


BOOKS
The Trees of the Middlebury College Campus. C.R. Landgren. 1981. Middlebury College Press. Middlebury, Vermont. 133 pages.
Metaboloid: An Amazing Adventure in Metabolism. R. Landgren and J. Thompson-Rohrlich. 1989. Kinko’s Academic Courseware Exchange.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Show Me What I Should Know! Active Contextual Learning on the Job. Craig R. Landgren. 1993. Economics of Education Review. 12:267-270.

Educational partnerships: sharing the money, people, ideas. Craig R. Landgren. 1990. Economics of Education Review. 9:181-185.

Cytoplasts: isolation and uses. C.R. Landgren. 1989. in Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Volume 9, ed. by Y.P.S. Bajaj, Springer-Verlag, New York. pp. 428-439.

Cytoplast formation and enrichment from mesophyll tissue of Nicotiana spp. E.K. Archer, C.R. Landgren, and H.T. Bonnett. 1982. Plant Science Letters 25:175-185.

Gibberellin enhancement of the enzymic release of Pisum root cell protoplasts. C.R. Landgren. 1981. Physiologia Plantarum 52:349-352.

The culture of albino tobacco protoplasts treated with polyethylene glycol to induce chloroplast incorporation. C.R. Landgren and H.T. Bonnett. 1979. Plant Science Letters 16:15-22.

Cultivar differences in starch content and protoplast yields from root cortical explants. A.J. Crowder, C.R. Landgren and L.L. Rockwood. 1979. Physiologia Plantarum 46:85-88.

Preparation of protoplasts of plant cells. C.R. Landgren. 1978. Methods of Cell Biology. 20:159-168.

Mitosis and cell division in cultures of higher plant protoplasts and cells. J.G. Torrey and C.R. Landgren. 1977. In La Culture des Tissus et des Cellules des Vegetaux. Masson. Paris.

Patterns of mitosis and differentiation in cells derived from pea root protoplasts. C.R. Landgren. 1976. Amer. Jour. of Botany. 63:473-480.

The influence of culture conditions on mitotic activity in pea root protoplasts. C.R. Landgren. 1976. Protoplasma. 87:49-69.

The culture of protoplasts derived from explants of seedling pea root. C.R. Landgren and J.G. Torrey. 1973. Colloques International du C.N.R.S. 212:281-289.


INVITED PUBLICATIONS
Herbicides. Craig R. Landgren. 1993. in Magill's Survey of Sciences: Applied Sciences, Salem Press. 1207-1214.

Plant Breeding. Craig R. Landgren. 1993. in Magill's Survey of Sciences: Applied Sciences, Salem Press. 1295-1302.

Hydroponics. Craig R. Landgren. 1993. in Magill's Survey of Sciences: Applied Sciences, Salem Press. 2021-2028.

Colloids. Craig R. Landgren. 1992. in Magill’s Survey of Sciences: Physical Sciences ed. F. Magill. Salem Press. 435-442.

Growth and growth control in plants. Craig R. Landgren. 1991. in Magill’s Survey of Sciences: Life Sciences ed. F. Magill. Salem Press. 1232-1239.

Plant tissue types. Craig R. Landgren. 1991. in Magill’s Survey of Sciences: Life Sciences ed. F. Magill. Salem Press. 2119-2126.

Asexual reproduction in plants. Craig R. Landgren. 1991. in Magill’s Survey of Sciences: Life Sciences ed. F. Magill. Salem Press. 2318-2325

SCIENS, sciences, and exciting new scientists. C.R. Landgren. 1989. The College Digest 1:35.

SCIENS, opening eyes to the future. C.R. Landgren. 1988. The Gifted Child Today 11/4:16-18.

A comparison of the quality of water in samples of Baker HPLC water, the Labconco Water Prodigy System effluent, the Milli-Q Plus System effluent, and Omnisolv. A proprietary report for the Labconco Corporation. C.R. Landgren. 1987.

Plant cells. C.R. Landgren. 1980. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 349-352. McGraw-Hill. New York.


PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AND BOOK REVIEWS
book reviews for Economics of Education Review

Examination innovations in In-Class examinations in College Science: New Theory, New Parctice, 1997, Shela Tobias, editor, California State University Press.

Overwintering strategies of Vermont (USA) evergreen and wintergreen ferns in the Northeastern hardwood forest. C.R. Landgren. 1987. XIV International Botanical Congress. Berlin, West Germany.

Surviving the winter’s chill. M. Williamson and C.R. Landgren. 1985. North Eastern Section, American Society of Plant Physiologists.

The formation of cytoplasts and a method for their enrichment from mesophyll protoplasts population of Nicotiana spp. E.K. Archer, C.R. Landgren, and H.T. Bonnett. 1981. American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Pacific Division.

The use of gibberellic acid in the stimulation of protoplast release from root cortical cells. C.R. Landgren. 1980. American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Annual Meeting.

The role of starch in protoplast yields of pea root cortical explants. C.R. Landgren and A.J. Crowder. 1978. Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture.

Mitotic activity of cells derived from protoplasts of seedling pea roots. C.R. Landgren and J.G. Torrey. 1973. Amer. Jour. of Botany. 60:8(supp.)


WORK IN PROGRESS
A toolbook for expository and argumentative writing in the natural and social sciences.

HONORS
American Men and Women of Science
Sigma Xi (national science honorary)
Who’s Who in America (listed through 2000)
Who’s Who in the East (listed through 2000)
Phi Beta Kappa (President, BETA of Vermont Chapter 1984-1987)
Omicron Delta Kappa (academic and activities honorary)
Albion Fellow (local grade based honorary)
Michigan Scholar (state-wide honorary for students interested in teaching)
Beta Beta Beta (biology honorary, founder of the George Mason University chapter)
Phi Eta Sigma (first-year student honorary)
Danforth Associates of New England (association of teachers interested in innovative teaching)

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
Microsoft Word (power user)
Microsoft MS Excel (power user)
Adobe GoLive (WEB site design)
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Outlook
Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer (with emphasis on data mining)
Adobe Photoshop (occasional user)
AutoCAD Lite (occasional user)
Filemaker Pro (database software)
Microsoft Program (work process scheduling)
Resource 25 (event scheduling - occasional user)

Storage

Goals for the Institute

Developing Countries:
To develop sustainable agricultural risk management programs for developing countries that result in economic stability and new sources of “risk capital” for their agriculture sectors.

Developed Countries:
To provide a training, succession planning, and “analytical research capability” environment for developed country governments and private companies engaged or expanding their work in agricultural risk management.




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