Ryan Goss is an associate professor at New Mexico State University where he specializes in turfgrass science and urban horticulture. His teaching duties include leading the turfgrass science undergraduate and graduate programs, and supporting the horticulture undergraduate program. Goss’ service duties include serving on several assessment related university committees, chairing the general education assessment committee, and chairing several department committees (assessment, curriculum, and scholarship committees). He received a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture degree from the Ohio State University, a Master’s of Science degree from Michigan State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Goss received the 2015 North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture Award of Merit for NMSU.