Jane Dever is Professor and Cotton Breeder at Texas A&M and Project Leader for the Cotton Improvement Program since September 2008. Her research focuses on the development of public cultivars, and screening exotic collections for relevant native traits to be used in breeding cotton. Her current research included development of cultivars and IPM systems for organic cotton production. Jane is the Plains and Western chair of the National Cotton Variety Testing Committee, secretary of the CottonGEN database steering committee, and was appointed a scientific member of the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council in 2011. Jane received a B.S. in Textile Engineering (1983), M.S. in Crop Science (1986) and Ph.D. in Agronomy (1989) all from Texas Tech University. She lives on a cotton, grain sorghum, soybean, and wheat farm northeast of Lubbock, TX where she grew up.