Welcome to the Home Page of Dr. Mike Mullen.

Mike is a Professor of Soil Microbiology and Director of Soil Science Graduate Programs in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at NC State. He earned his BS and MS degrees from Purdue University in 1981 and 1984, and the PhD in Soil Science from NC State University in 1987 (GO PACK!). Mullen has received several teaching awards at the university and national levels and is published in several journals including Soil Science Society of America Journal, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Transactions of the ASAE, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Journal of Plant Physiology, and others. Prior to his arrival to NC State in 2012, Mike was an Associate Professor and Professor at the University of Kentucky and an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee.  Mike has also held several administrative positions, including a year as an Assistant Dean at the University of Tennessee, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky, and most recently as Vice Chancellor and Dean for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at NC State from 2012-2019.


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Contact Information:
Mike Mullen, PhD, CPSS
Professor Emeritus and Director of Soil Science Graduate Programs
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695


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