John Williams finished his Master of Science degree in Rangeland Resources at Oregon State University in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Range Science from the College of Natural Resources (CNR), Utah State University in 1993. In 1995 after a fifteen month post-doc teaching Rangeland Hydrology in the CNR, he accepted a position as a post-doc research agronomist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center (CPCRC), in Pendleton, Oregon. Within the year, he was offered and accepted a permanent position as research hydrologist at CPCRC, where he continues to serve conducting hydrologic, soil conservation, and biofuel related research in dryland cropping systems. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal Soil and Water Conservation since 2001.
Having made substantial changes in his career since earning an undergraduate degree in biology (OSU, class of 1986), John appreciates the management classes taught in the OSU Department of Rangeland
Resources where he gained skills needed to work productively with a wide range of people in a wide range of circumstances.
John is married, has two children, and lives on four, yellow-starthistle, cheatgrass, and puncture vine infested acres near Pendleton, Oregon with three dogs, two cats, and a horse.