Darrell G SchulzeDarrell G Schulze

Professor of Soil Science

Department: Agronomy
Phone: 765.494.8062
Fax: 765.496.2926
Office: Lilly 3-319
E-mail: dschulze@purdue.edu
Area of Expertise: Soil Mineralogy/Chemistry/Pedology​

Curriculum Vitae​

Current Projects

Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences (Isee) – Mapping a New Approach to Teaching and Learning Soil Science.Schulze, D. G., P. R. Owens, G. E. Van Scoyoc, J. G. Graveel, M. J. Dorantes, N. N. Kong, D. Branch, M. S. Bracke, R. J. Glotzbach, B. Benes, W. D. Burgess, O. Adedokun, A. Bessenbacher (Purdue University), James A. Thompson (West Virginia University), B. D. Lee, T. Karathanasis (University of Kentucky), B. K. Slater (The Ohio State University), R. G. Darmody, J. Fraterrigo (University of Illinois), A. E. Hartemink (University of Wisconsin – Madison), C. L. S. Morgan (Texas A&M University). USDA, NIFA, Higher Education Challenge Grant Program. 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016.


Delivering Spatially Explicit Soil and Crop Management Information to Agricultural Extension Educators in Rural Western Kenya. Schulze, D. G., P. R. Owens, N. Kong (Purdue University), W. Ngetich (University of Eldoret, Kenya), N. Nyabinda (AMPATH, Eldoret, Kenya). Purdue Center for Global Food Security Seed Grant Program. 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2016. 


Soil Degradation and Household Well-being in Rural Uganda. Gray, C. (University of North Carolina at Chapple Hill), E. Nkonya (International Food Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.), D. Schulze (Purdue University), and C. Kaizzi (National Agricultural Research Organization-Uganda). NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences. 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2015.​

Recently Completed Projects

A Sub-Saharan context for internationalizing crop, soil, and environmental science curricula. D. G. Schulze, G. E. Van Scoyoc, L. Unruh Snyder, B. Joern, P. R. Owens, S. Brouder, M. Crawford, H. I. Rowe (Purdue University), N. Freeman (Ivy Tech Community College), D. E. Stott (USDA, ARS, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory), W. Ng’etich (Chepkoilel University College, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya), P. Mnkeni (University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa). Funding:  USDA / NIFI / International Science and Education program.http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/educationinternationalscience.cfm .

Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences (Isee) into Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Curricula. D. G. Schulze, P. R. Owens, L. J. Snyder, G. E. Van Scoyoc, J. G. Graveel, G. C. Steinhardt (Agronomy Department), C. C.; Miller, M. Stowell Bracke (Purdue University Libraries), R. J. Glotzbach, B. Benes (Computer Graphics Technology). Funding: USDA / NIFA/ Higher Education Challenge Grants Program. http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/educationchallengehigheredhep.cfm .

Recent Publications

Mallory, J. J., R. H. Mohtar, G. C. Heathman, D. G. Schulze, E. Braudeau. 2011. Evaluating the effect of tillage on soil structural properties using the pedostructure concept. Geoderma 163:141-149.  doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.01.018


Mitzman, S., L. Unruh Snyder, D. G. Schulze, P. R. Owens, and M. Stowell Bracke. 2011. The Pilot Study of Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences (Isee) in an Undergraduate Crop Production Course. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 40:91–101. doi:10.4195/jnrlse.2010.0029u


Colombo, C., V.M. Sellitto, G. Palumbo, E. Di Iorio, F. Terribile, D.G. Schulze. 2014. Clay formation and pedogenetic processes in tephra-derived soils and buried soils from Central-Southern Apennines (Italy). Geoderma 213:346–356. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.08.005

Gao, X. D., and D. G. Schulze. 2010. Chemical and mineralogical characterization of arsenic, lead, chromium, and cadmium in a metal-contaminated Histosol. Geoderma 156:278-286. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2010.02.027

Gao, X. D., and D. G. Schulze. 2010. Precipitation and transformation of secondary Fe oxyhydroxides in a Histosol impacted by runoff from a lead smelter. Clays and Clay Minerals 58:377-387. doi:10.1346/CCMN.2010.0580308

Schulze, D. G. 2010. Historical descriptions of some soils and landscapes of Texas. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts 35:895-902. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2010.05.008.

Story, S., B. B. Bowen, K. C. Benison, and D. G. Schulze. 2010. Authigenic phyllosilicates in modern acid saline lake sediments and implications for Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research 115: E12012.  doi:10.1029/2010JE003687

Lanzirotti, A., R. Tappero, and D. G. Schulze. 2010. Practical applications of synchrotron-based hard x-ray microprobes in soil sciences. p. 27-72 in B. Singh and M. Gräfe, Synchrotron-based techniques in soil and sediment. Developments in Soil Science, Vol. 34, Elsevier, The Netherlands.

More Publications


Websites and Apps

Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences (Isee)


Original  website: http://isee.purdue.edu/ (works best with Firefox)


Isee iPad app: https://appsto.re/us/nbdy7.I


Isee Network: http://isee.network/​


AGRY 565 – Soils and Landscapes (every Fall)
AGRY 650 – Clay Mineralogy (every other year)
AGRY 598 – African Development Colloquium (Spring)



Professional Experience

Professor, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University,
Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University,
Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University,
Soil Scientist, USDA Soil Conservation Service, Brenham, Texas, Summer 1975



Awards and Honors

Soil Science Education Award, Soil Science Society of America, 2014
Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award, Soil Science Society of America, 1993
Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Mid-Career Clay Science Award, The Clay Minerals Society, 1996




B.S., Texas A&M University, 1976
M.S., Texas A&M University, 1977
Ph.D., Technical University of Munich, 1982


Date joined staff: July 1982