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Dr. Charles “Charlie” Stuber

Ex-Officio Director | (Emeritus) NC State Plant Breeding Consortium

Raleigh, NC


Charlie joined the NC State faculty in 1962, holding a joint appointment as a faculty member in the Department of Genetics and as a research geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. He retired in 1998 but then returned to the faculty on a part-time basis in 2006 to develop the Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He continues to serve as center director and is actively involved in raising funds for graduate student fellowships and in recruiting and advising graduate students. He was named USDA-Agricultural Research Service Outstanding Scientist of the Year in 1989 and was inducted into the USDA-ARS Science Hall of Fame in 1999. Charlie is a fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America and served as president of both organizations. Charlie received the Dekalb Genetics Crop Science Distinguished Career Award from the Crop Science Society in 1999, he received the National Association of Plant Breeders Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and he was named NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumnus in 2012. 


B.S. University of Nebraska 1952

M.S. University of Nebraska 1961

Ph.D. Genetics and Experimental Statistics NC State 1965