Ask Anwar Battikhi where he's from and he'll offer an oratory of familial descent beginning with his great grandfather's emigration from Syria to Jordan in the mid-19th century. It's clear roots run deep for this world-renowned soil scientist who has a knack for storytelling as well as agricultural research, educational leadership and policymaking. Battikhi ('77 PhD soil physics) of Amman, Jordan is a professor of soil physics and irrigation at the University of Jordan and a recognized expert in several agricultural disciplines.
Melea Reicks Licht
"Advancing Science & Education In Jordan,"
STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 18.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/stories/vol4/iss2/18