John Kelly owes his success to plants. In fact, you might even say he’s had a plant-based career.
Kelly has had a long academic career that began in 1982, when he served as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. Three years later, he went to Clemson, moving up the ranks to become a professor and department head by 1991. During his 28-year tenure at Clemson, the university moved from 78th to 20th in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of public universities.
Although you might expect Kelly’s background to be in education, it’s actually in horticulture. He holds a bachelor’s in plant science