MORGAN-JONES, Dr Gareth Alabama,
Dr. Gareth Morgan-Jones was born and brought up in Wales. Educated at the University of Wales and the University of Nottingham, England, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the latter. His alma mater conferred the degree of Doctor of Science upon him by decree in recognition of his internationally-known contribution to knowledge in mycology, the branch of biological science involving the study of fungi. He has held faculty positions at universities in four countries; Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He currently holds the rank and title of Distinguished University Professor at Auburn University. At Auburn he has, for many years, headed a research program involving the study plant disease-inducing microfungi funded at various times by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Abbott Laboratories. He has owned, bred and exhibited a number of breeds, including Afghan Hounds, Basset Hounds, English Cocker Spaniels, Pekingese and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. He is currently approved by the AKC to judge Best in Show, the Toy and Hound Groups, English Cocker Spaniels, Miscellaneous Classes, and Junior Showmanship.