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Office of the Dean - CAENS

Dean - College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences

Dr. Olga Bolden-Tiller, assumed the deanship of the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) and 1890 Research Director, effective January 1, 2022.

Dr. Bolden-Tiller was a Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Assistant Dean for Development in CAENS.

Bolden-Tiller is a graduate of Fort Valley State University. She has a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has done post-graduate work in Academic Leadership at the University of Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

Prior to her employment at Tuskegee University in 2006, she served as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center, an adjunct faculty member in the Houston Community College System, and as support faculty and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas -MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

At Tuskegee, she worked herself up through the ranks from assistant professor to full professor and finally head of the department, having received numerous awards, including the TU Outstanding Faculty Performance Awards for Teaching and Outreach as well as TU’s Faculty Achievement Award, the highest honor given to faculty at the institution. She is a successful grant writer and has acquired extramural funding for grants ranging from $52,000 to $20 million, supporting the training of numerous high school students and over 50 undergraduate and graduate students which has resulted in numerous publications.

She holds memberships and leadership roles in several professional associations including the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences for which she currently serves as the President.

She was recently appointed to serve on the board for Together We Grow and the Farm Journal Foundation as well as a member of the Blue-Ribbon Panel for Enhancing Coordination Between Land-Grant Universities and Colleges organized by the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine on behalf of the USDA. 

The current contact information for Dean Bolden-Tiller is as follows.

Olga Bolden-Tiller, PhD
Dean - College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences
Professor of Animal Sciences

110 Henderson Hall
1200 W. Montgomery Rd
Tuskegee, AL 36088
334-727-8403 (Ph)