Danielle Bellmer named assistant dean for academic programs
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Bellmer joined the Ferguson College of Agriculture faculty in 1997 and has served as an instructor and mentor to many students.
The Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture has named Danielle Bellmer assistant dean for academic programs. A professor in the OSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Bellmer transitioned to her new role in July.
Since beginning her career at OSU in 1997, Bellmer has taught 18 different courses and mentored and supervised several undergraduate and graduate research scholars, including 17 master’s and eight doctoral students. Bellmer also has been a member of 67 graduate committees across six disciplines.
Alongside these accomplishments, Bellmer served as chair of the Ferguson College Curriculum Committee, biosystems and agricultural engineering’s advising coordinator, chair of the scholarship and curriculum committees in the department, and advisor to multiple student organizations. She actively contributed to student development as a faculty associate in the Ferguson College Freshmen in Transition living-learning program and the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s living-learning program. Bellmer also is engaged in a variety of student recruitment and retention opportunities.
“Dr. Bellmer brings more than 25 years of experience in undergraduate and graduate education to her new role,” said Cynda Clary, associate dean of the Ferguson College of Agriculture. “She has made significant contributions to students’ personal and academic success and fosters an environment that supports the development of faculty and staff.”
A recipient of the 2022 OSU Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2020 Ferguson College of Agriculture Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 2016 OSU Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award, Bellmer demonstrates continued success in the academic field.
“I am focused on helping motivate, nurture and inspire our next generation of students,” Bellmer said. “Investing in our students is something I am passionate about, and I want to empower them to become future leaders with a desire to truly make a difference.”
Bellmer received her bachelor’s degree in food engineering from Michigan State University and a doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University. Her teaching and research appointment at OSU has focused on areas including value-added food processing, alternative energy process development and waste utilization.
“When I think about the Ferguson College of Agriculture, I think of the rich history that is tied to its many impactful accomplishments and the warm family atmosphere,” Bellmer said. “It truly is one of the best places to learn and grow.”