Morrisville State College

Dr. Walid H. Shayya
School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Dr. Walid H. Shayya Name: Dr. Walid H. Shayya

Title: Professor

Phone: (315) 684-6526 (voice)
Fax:
(315) 684-6125
Location: 134 Marshall Hall

E-mail: shayyaw@morrisville.edu 
Web: http://people.morrisville.edu/~shayyaw


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering (Joint Appointment in the Departments of Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Sciences), State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville (Morrisville State College), August 2007 - present

Responsible for teaching and program development in natural resources engineering, conducting applied research in related areas including geospatial technology and animal waste management, and advising the Bachelor of Technology students in Renewable Resources. Major activities focus on geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), precision farming, surveying, soil and water conservation, water supply and sanitation, agricultural statistics, photogrammetric mapping, and animal waste management.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering (with a Joint Appointment in the Departments of Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Sciences), Morrisville State College, August 2000 - August 2007

Responsible for teaching and program development in natural resources engineering, conducting applied research in related areas including animal waste management, and advising the Bachelor of Technology students in Renewable Resources. Major activities focus on geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), precision farming, surveying, soil and water conservation, water supply and sanitation, agricultural statistics, photogrammetric mapping, and animal waste management.

  • Head, Department of Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), June 1999 - August 2000 (Interim Head: August 1998 - June 1999)

Responsible for leading the overall programs of the Department in teaching, research, and service. Also, responsible for recommending the hiring, promotion, and termination of staff; planning and budgeting for facilities and equipment; and directing and overseeing the work of seven academic, seven technical, and one support staff. Other administrative activities included chairing the Department's Board and other standing and ad-hoc committees, and representing the Department on several committees within the College of Agriculture at SQU.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, March 1998 - August 2000

Responsible for research and teaching in bioresource and agricultural engineering. Research activities focused on geographic information systems (GIS), crop water requirements, water management, irrigation system design and management, soil and water conservation, and numerical modeling in natural resources engineering. Teaching activities focused on undergraduate and graduate courses in soil and water engineering, watershed hydrology, hydraulics of pipe networks, numerical analysis, and engineering mechanics. Other academic activities included advising undergraduate and graduate students as well as supervising students' special and design projects and M.Sc. theses.

  • Assistant Dean for Resident Instruction, College of Agriculture, Sultan Qaboos University, September 1996 - June 1999 (Acting: May 1995 to Sep. 1995 & June 1996 to Sep. 1996)

Responsible for administrative duties related to degree programs, registration, student advising, orientation programs, course evaluations, maintenance of student records, and assignment of students to majors within the College of Agriculture with approximately 450 full-time undergraduate students. The students were enrolled in ten degree programs offered by seven academic departments leading to B.Sc. degrees in agronomy and horticulture, animal science, bioresource and agricultural engineering, entomology and plant pathology, fisheries science, fisheries technology, food science, nutrition and dietetics, soil and water management, and water technology. Acted as a liaison regarding academic and timetabling matters with the University Administration, Deanship of Admissions and Registration, Language Center, and other Colleges on campus. Represented the College on several University-wide committees. Served on several committees within the College such as the Executive Committee, College Board, Resident Instruction Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and Student Recruitment Committee. Coordinated efforts within the College on advertising academic programs through expositions, brochures, and taped presentations. Served, on occasion, as the Acting Dean of the College of Agriculture.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, September 1994 - March 1998

Responsible for research and teaching in bioresource and agricultural engineering. Research activities focused on irrigation system design and management, irrigation scheduling, soil and water conservation, and water management. Teaching activities focused on undergraduate-level courses in soil and water engineering, microcomputer applications in agriculture, and engineering mechanics. Other academic activities included advising final year students, supervising students' special projects, developing new undergraduate and graduate programs in bioresource and agricultural engineering, and supervising technicians.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, August 1994 - September 1996

Responsible for providing technical support on several computer models developed in the Department of Agricultural Engineering. Additional responsibilities included joint research projects with the faculty in the Department. Further responsibilities included updating computer software and serving on advisory committees of graduate students.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, December 1991 - July 1994

Responsible for research in animal waste management, composting system design, irrigation water management, nitrogen scheduling, and subirrigation system design. Research activities included developing computer models for overland application of animal manure and composting system design and planning. Other responsibilities included updating and supporting the users of SCS-Scheduler (an irrigation scheduling package for microcomputers) and SI-DESIGN (a computer package for the analysis of subsurface drainage and subirrigation systems).

  • Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, December 1986 - December 1991

Responsible for research and teaching in soil and water engineering. Research activities included developing two software packages: an irrigation scheduling package for microcomputers (SCS-Scheduler) and a computer model to assist with the design of subsurface drainage and subirrigation systems (SI-Design). Additional responsibilities included conducting training sessions and providing technical support for using the SCS-Scheduler. Other academic activities included the development of several computer models in soil and water engineering and teaching an undergraduate course on irrigation, drainage, and erosion control systems.

  • Research Assistant, Department of Soils, Irrigation, and Mechanization, American University of Beirut, September 1984 - August 1986

Research responsibilities included the development of a computer model for the simulation of groundwater aquifers in Lebanon. Additional responsibilities included the collection of field data for the verification and validation of the developed computer model.