Clark J. Gantzer
Southeast Regional Director
Professor of Soil Science
University of Missouri-Columbia
Clark J. Gantzer is a professor of soil science at the University of Missouri at Columbia. He earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in soil science at the University of Minnesota. His research interests involve soil and water conservation and management and applied soil physics. His work includes measurement and prediction of soil erosion, measurement of soil structure and its relationship to soil productivity and soil quality, and improvement of soil and water conservation and management methods. He has taught ecology and renewable resource management, introduction to environmental science, soil and water management and conservation and land use management. Gantzer is active in the Soil Science Society of America and has served on the board of the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America (SWCS). His honors include the SWCS-Missouri Chapter Award of Merit and Senior Researcher of the Year Award from the Missouri Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta. A Sigma Xi member since 1987, Gantzer has been active in the Society at the local and national levels. He is a past president of the University of Missouri at Columbia Chapter, which he currently serves as vice president. He has also served as a Southeast representative on Sigma Xi's Committee on Nominations.