Ramble Ankumah

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004.

Current: Professor, Department Head, Agricultural Sciences, Tuskegee University
Associate Professor, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Tuskegee University
Ph.D., Soil Biochemistry
M.S., Agricultural Chemistry
B.S., Agricultural Chemistry

Ecologist Profile

I started becoming interested in ecology in the last year of my B.S. degree, however it was during my doctoral work that I actually came to appreciate the role of ecology. The one who influenced me most was my former major professor Dr. Warren Dick.

ankumah-rambleI got my B.S. in agriculture and become interested in pesticides and their influence on the environment after reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson which I have received as a prize in high school. I did my masters in agricultural chemistry because of my interest in pesticides but it was in my doctoral degree that I finally got around to ecological issues. I graduated in soil microbiology and have since worked in areas of microbial ecology. Currently I am an Associate professor in Tuskegee University.

I must say that even though I was doing research in microbial ecology and also coordinating the environmental science program, The SEEDS program was where I actually gained most of my knowledge about ecological careers. I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science at Tuskegee University and also coordinate the Environmental Science program.

I will advise students to keep an open mind and explore different areas. I also think that perseverance is very important in achieving goals.

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