Garey A. Fox Named Journals Editor in Chief

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Garey A. Fox Named Journals Editor in Chief

St Joseph, Mich--The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is pleased to announce that Garey A. Fox, PE, has been named the Society’s editor in chief for journals, a newly established position aimed at advancing the Society’s longstanding record as a leader in technical publications for engineering and technology in agriculture, food, and biological systems.

Fox is a professor and the head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he oversees and directs the research, extension, and teaching programs of the department. He also conducts research, specializing in stream/aquifer interaction, streambank erosion and failure, seepage erosion, subsurface nutrient transport, and vegetative filter strips.

As journals editor in chief, Fox will provide strategic guidance for the Society’s journals, working with the editorial board to establish a vision and goals for strengthening the quality and impact of ASABE peer-reviewed publications. 

"Now is the time for the Society to be visionary in how we move forward with our journals,” says Fox. “My goal as the editor in chief will be to work closely with the community editors and associate editors to identify ways that we can improve the quality of our journals and encourage existing and future members to publish their most outstanding research in ASABE publications." 

“We are thrilled to have someone of Garey’s stature as ASABE’s first editor in chief for peer-reviewed journals,” says Darrin Drollinger, ASABE executive director.  “I’m confident that under his leadership we will positively address our goal to advance ASABE as the leading source of expertise in agricultural, food and biological systems engineering.”  

A 22-year member of ASABE, Fox has been extensively involved in the Society’s publications, serving as an associate editor for Transactions of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture. He has also been an active member of technical committees within ASABE’s Natural Resources and Environmental Systems community.

Fox is author or coauthor of more than 350 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. He has received numerous honors for his research and teaching, including the 2016 Medal for Excellence in University Teaching from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, and the Thomas E. Berry Endowed Professorship in Integrated Water Resources and Management at Oklahoma State University. Within ASABE, Fox has been honored with the New Holland Young Researcher, A.W. Farrall Young Educator, and ADS/Hancor Soil and Water awards, as well as numerous paper and Educational Aids Blue Ribbon awards.

In addition to ASABE, Fox is active in the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he currently chairs the groundwater hydrology committee. He was also an associate editor for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and Journal of Environmental Quality and a guest editor for the journals Water and Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by visiting