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Graduate Faculty in Horticulture

  • Assistant Professor/Research Associate


814-867-0213

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dietary bioactive compounds
  • Anthocyanins
  • Gut bacteria and bioactive compound interaction
  • Assistant Professor of Viticulture


814-867-0514

Areas of Expertise:
  • Wine grape production
  • Grapevine physiology
  • cover crops
  • cold temperature stress
  • Professor of Horticulture


814-863-2250

  • Professor of Horticulture


814-865-2571

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree and Small Fruit Physiology
  • Fruit production systems
  • Data Analysis
  • Professor of Horticultural Physiology


814-863-2252

  • Professor of Horticulture


814-863-2198

Areas of Expertise:
  • Informal seed systems in Southeast Asia
  • Temperate zone woody plants
  • Christmas tree management
  • Extension and advisory systems for developing countires
  • Associate Professor of Horticulture


814-863-2190

  • Professor of Plant Stress Biology


814-863-2260

Areas of Expertise:
  • Root phenomics
  • Anatomical traits affecting water and nutrient acquisition
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Root hairs
  • Professor of Horticulture
  • Extension Specialist, Tree Fruit Production


814-863-6163

Areas of Expertise:
  • Deciduous Tree Fruit Production
  • Tree Fruit Rootstocks
  • Pruning and Training Tree Fruit
  • Apple Varieties
  • Tree fruit nutrition
  • Asian pear varieties
  • Impact of climate change on tree fruit production
  • Professor of Horticulture and Plant Ecosystem Health


814-865-5587

Areas of Expertise:
  • Air Pollution Injury on Plants
  • Air Quality and Ecosystem Responses
  • Environmental Plant Physiology
  • Vegetable Crops
  • Photomorphogenesis (light regulated plant growth)
  • Professor of Plant Genetics


814-865-5408

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant genetics and breeding
  • Molecular breeding
  • Biotic stresses
  • Abiotic stresses
  • Plant nutritional quality
  • Tomato
  • Professor of Plant Molecular Biology


814-863-7957

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant Genomics and Genetics
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Theobroma cacao (cocoa)
  • Professor of Horticultural Marketing and Business Management
  • Affiliate Appointment: Agribusiness Management, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education


814-863-2196

Areas of Expertise:
  • Wine marketing
  • Produce and ethnic food marketing
  • Retail business management
  • Consumer attitudes and behaviors pertaining to horticultural goods and services
  • Emeritus Professor of Vegetable Crops


814-865-7118

  • University Distinguished Professor


814-863-2256

Areas of Expertise:
  • crop ecophysiology
  • plant adaptation to abiotic stress
  • plant genetics
  • simulation modeling
  • Professor Emeritus of Vegetable Crops


814-863-2251

  • Professor of Horticultural Systems Management


814-863-2433

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sustainable vegetable systems
  • Organic vegetable systems
  • Field vegetable production systems
  • High tunnel vegetable production systems
  • Emeritus J. Franklin Styer Professor


814-863-6167