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CURRICULUM VITAE Name: James Scott Beaver Mailing Address: Dept. of Crop and Agro‐Environmental Sci. University of Puerto Rico Call Box 9000 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681‐9000 Electronic mail: james.beaver@.upr.edu Day phone number 787‐832‐4040 Ext. 2492 Place of Birth: Noblesville, Indiana, USA Citizenship: U.S. Education: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics. 1980.
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801
M.S. in Plant Breeding and Genetics. 1978. University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 B.S. with honors in Agronomy. 1972. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 Work Experience: July, 1989 to present: Professor College of Agricultural Sciences Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681 July, 1984 to July, 1989: Associate Professor College of Agricultural Sciences Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681 May, 1981 to July, 1984: Assistant Professor College of Agricultural Sciences Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681
May, 1980 to May, 1981: Research Associate Department of Agronomy University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois 1975‐1980: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant Department of Agronomy University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois 1972‐1974: Peace Corps Volunteer in Mato Grosso, Brazil working as an Ag. Extension Agent Duties and responsibilities: My principal responsibility at the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Puerto Rico has been dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) breeding and genetics. The major focus of my research has been the development of bean cultivars with enhanced levels of disease resistance. I developed populations that were used to identify four different resistance genes for bean golden yellow mosaic virus (BGYMV) and a gene that confers resistance to common bacterial blight. Collaboration with USDA‐ARS scientists resulted in the identification of a SCAR marker and a QTL that are used by both public and private bean breeding programs for marker‐ assisted selection. I also collaborated with another USDA‐ARS scientist in the development of the first BGMV resistant snap bean germplasm. I participated in the development of improved screening techniques for BGYMV and web blight. I am the Principal Investigator for a DGP CRSP project in Central America, Haiti and Angola. This project has developed and released small red, black and red mottled bean varieties that are widely used throughout Central America and the Caribbean. I released ‘Morales’ and ‘Verano’ which have become the most popular white‐ seeded cultivars in Puerto Rico for green‐shelled bean production. The bean program released the CBB resistant light red kidney cultivar ‘Badillo’. The bean breeding program for Puerto Rico, supported with Hatch funding, has developed the first tropically adapted pink and pinto beans with BGYMV and rust resistance. I contribute to teaching in the Department of Crop and Agro‐ Ecological Sciences. I offer a Crop Ecology course (AGRO 4026) that has experienced a steady increase in enrollment. I also have served as the Chair or Co‐Chair of the Academic Committees of > 40 graduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Professional Societies: American Society of Agronomy Crop Science Society of America American Phytopathological Society American Society for Horticultural Science American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member of Regional Hatch Project W‐1150 Technical Committee that received the 2009 Excellence in Multistate Research Award by the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (WAAESD) 2007 Arturo Roche Award for Excellence in Research presented by the Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 2006 Research Award of Merit presented by the University of Puerto Rico Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta
1999 Meritorious Service Award, presented by the Bean Improvement
Cooperative 1998 A plaque in recognition of service from the Association of Agricultural
Producers of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
1996 Bonus for Academic Excellence and Productivity awarded by the Academic Senate of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
1995 Research Award of Merit, presented by the University of Puerto Rico Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta
1993 Distinguished Achievement Award, presented by the Bean Improvement Cooperative 1985 Distinguished Member Award, presented by SOPCA Courses, Lectures and Seminars: AGRO 4026 Crop Ecology AGRO 6995 Special Problems Invited presentations: Beaver, J.S. and D.P. Maxwell. 2011. A legacy of bean‐breeding against whitefly transmitted viruses in the Caribbean. Invited presentation at a session entitled “Whitefly‐transmitted geminiviruses: a Caribbean legacy in honor and appreciation of Dr. Julio Bird. 2011Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Caribbean Division held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 19‐22 March 2011.
Beaver, J.S. 2010. Contributions of genetic diversity to the improvement of dry edible beans. Invited presentation made at the C‐08 Symposium ‘Using genetic resources: Does it have a role in increasing yield?’ 2010. ASA‐CSSA‐SSSA Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA. 2 Nov. 2010.
Invited paper entitled “Investigación colaborativa de frijol en Centroamerica y el Caribe”. presented at the III Seminario de Judía de la Penísula Ibérica held in Lourená (Lugo), Spain in October 2003. Invited paper entitled “Current situation of bean production in Central America and the Caribbean”. Reunião Nacional de Pesquisa de Feijão held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. November, 1999. Invited paper entitled “Potential contribution of Andean beans to the genetic improvement of black beans". Black Bean Breeder Workshop held in Veracruz, Mexico. January, 1998. Invited paper entitled “Breeding beans for the Caribbean”. Bean Breeding Workshop held the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). Cali, Colombia. October, 1996. Invited paper entitled "Bean Golden Mosaic Virus Research in Puerto Rico". Bean Golden Mosaic Virus Workshop. Guatemala City, Guatamala. November, 1992. Invited paper entitled "Breeding red peas for disease résistance”. Third Annual Seminar for the Presentation of Progress Reports of JARP Projects. Kingston, Jamaica. September, 1991. Invited paper entitled "Sustainable Agriculture". Forum on Organic Agriculture sponsored by SOPCA. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. May, 1991. Invited paper entitled "Heritabilities and phenotypic correlations for seed yield and seed yield components of bean populations derived from crosses between determinate and indeterminate genotypes". Symposium on breeding for higher yield in common bean held at the annual meeting of the PCCMCA. Guatemala City, Guatemala. April, 1987. Invited paper entitled "Comparison of three s