Special Assistant to the Provost

Dan Bush

Dr. Daniel Bush is the Special Assistant to the Provost at Colorado State University. Dr. Bush is a professor of biology and was chair of the Department of Biology prior to joining the Provost’s Office as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs before being appointed Special Assistant to the Provost. Dr. Bush, who joined CSU in 2003, has played significant roles in several multidisciplinary, intercollegiate initiatives, including spearheading the creation of the Program in Physiological and Molecular Plant Biology. He also was co-author of the successful Clean Energy Supercluster proposal and maintains an active research program in biofuels and plant biology. Bush is a past president of the American Society of Plant Biologists and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Bush earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California-Berkeley in 1984. Prior to joining CSU, he was director of the Program in Physiological and Molecular Plant Biology and professor in the Department of Plant Biology and plant biologist for USDA-ARS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.