Since joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) faculty in 2001, Dr. Heng-Moss has developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses along with providing leadership for the development and implementation of multiple academic degree programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She is passionate about her teaching; focuses on students’ success; is excited about agriculture and science; and motivates students to want to learn.
As Associate Dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Dr. Heng-Moss is providing leadership for a university-wide agriculture and natural resources literacy program that seeks to integrate classroom instruction on food, energy, water and sustainability within the UNL undergraduate curriculum along with partnering with educational entities to map food, energy, and water programming with PK-12 next generation science standards. She also played a pivotal role in the development of the first undergraduate on-line degree completion program at UNL and is making contributions to student learning and the quality of the student experience as a co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant.
She has received several teaching awards, including the USDA National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences, the Entomological Society of America Distinguished Achievement Award, and the University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award. She has authored/co-authored over 80 refereed teaching and research publications and secured over $5 million in teaching/outreach grants and $8 million in research funds.