Bob Johnson was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Agricultural Science at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Bob completed his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology in spring 2020 under the guidance of David Rizzo. The focus of his dissertation was the etiology of wood decay diseases in almond and prune trees. Bob will start his new position in August with teaching responsibilities that include soil science, plant science, plant pathology, and mycology. His research will focus on soil impacts under various grazing systems, small fruit pathology, and mushroom production.