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Amy Kaleita

Interim Department Chair, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

Amy Kaleita is Professor and Interim Department Chair in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State. She received a BS degree in Agricultural Engineering from Penn State in 1997, an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois with an emphasis in hydrology in 1999, and PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois in 2003.  She has been on the faculty at Iowa State since 2003.

Dr. Kaleita works in the area of information technologies for precision conservation. Her research program includes design of sensing and monitoring systems for the agricultural fields and watersheds, and the utilization of data from such systems in watershed modeling and decision support. She has authored or co-authored 42 peer-reviewed journal articles and leads a collaborative research program with more than $7 million in external support. She also teaches courses in numerical modeling and soil and water conservation for both engineering and technology students. 

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