Keith Karnok, Ph.D.


Dr. Keith Karnok is a Distinguished Professor of Agronomy at the University of Georgia. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Dr. Karnok began his teaching and research career at Ohio State University. In 1983, he joined the faculty of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia. In addition to teaching this course on career preparation and professionalism, Dr. Karnok has taught a variety of courses in his department. For more than 35 years, he has worked closely with the agricultural industry in placing students in internships, part-time jobs, and full-time positions.

Dr. Karnok is well recognized in his field both nationally and internationally. He has attained the status of “Fellow” in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Crop Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by a scientific society. Finally, he has received 25 honors and awards for teaching excellence, including the Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is the University of Georgia's highest teaching honor. You can reach Dr. Karnok at 706-542-0931 or