Barb Clawson

  • Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Horticulture
  • 107 Horticulture Hall
  • Phone 515-294-5624
  • Email
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Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1988
Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1983

Awards/Special Recognition

  • INLA Merit Award, 2012
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advising Academy, 2011
  • Iowa State University Award for Academic Advising Impact, 2010
  • Iowa State University College of Agriculture Learning Community Coordination Award, 2009
  • Iowa State University College of Agriculture Student Recruitment and Retention Award, 2006
  • Iowa State Horticultural Society Honor Award, 2006
  • Outstanding Innovation Award, ISU Learning Communities, 2005
  • Iowa State University College of Agriculture Advisor of the Year, 2005
  • Pi Alpha Xi, Horticulture Honor Fraternity, 2005
  • Iowa State Horticultural Society Award of Merit, 2004
  • Regents Staff Excellence Award, 2003
  • Nominated by students for the Faculty/Staff VEISHEA Recognition Award, 2003, 2004
  • Dr. Kathleen MacKay Adviser Hall of Fame Award, ISU Student Activities Center, 2003
  • Honorary Iowa FFA Degree Recipient, 1995

Teaching Responsibilities 
HORT 110. Professional and Educational Development in Horticulture
HORT 131. Floral Design, Instructor of Record
HORT 445. Horticulture Management & Administration
HORT 511. Integrated Management of Tropical Crops
AGEDS 110 C. Agricultural and Life Sciences exploration Spring New Transfers
HORT 496. Horticulture Travel Course

Global Engagement
Ms. Clawson ensures Iowa State University students have opportunities to see how cultures and agriculture practices vary around the world by offering faculty lead travel courses.  She has lead student groups to Southern Italy and Sicily, Serbia and Croatia, and Costa Rica.  In Costa Rica students learn about agriculture production across multiple scales and environments, including small-scale vegetable production, export mango production, and citrus processing.  In alternate years, when Iowa State University students are not traveling to Costa Rica, Ms. Clawson and other faculty members host students from our partner university in Costa Rica during their study abroad course to Iowa.  She also works with a service-learning program in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the E.A.R.T.H. Program, recruiting students from Iowa State University to teach horticulture and environmental science classes at a private k-12 school for a semester.