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Dr. Lee Schisler Selected as 2007 Outstanding Alumnus

Lee and Lois Schisler

Lee and Lois Schisler

Dr. Lee Schisler was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Agricultural Sciences for 2007. Dr. Schisler, a Penn State Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, is an internationally renowned researcher and educator who devoted his entire career to helping the mushroom industry. After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees in botany from Penn State, Dr. Schisler worked as an agricultural chemicals researcher for the American Chemical Paint Co. in 1952. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps from 1952 to 1954 before returning to Penn State to earn his doctorate in botany and plant pathology. Schisler was director of Penn State's Mushroom Research Center from 1968 until 1988, and in 1974 and 1975, he took a sabbatical leave to serve as an honorary visiting professor at the University of British Columbia.