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Graduate Faculty in Horticulture

  • 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


814-863-2251

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
  • Program Coordinator, Plant Science Major
  • 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
  • J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany and 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


  • 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


  • 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


Graduate Student Directory

  • Ph.D. candidate, Plant Biology-Turfgrass


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Agronomy


814-863-6088

  • M.S. Candidate, Horticulture
  • Advisers: Dr. Michela Centinari and Dr. David Eissenstat


  • M.S. Candidate, Horticulture
  • Adviser: Dr. Michela Centinari


  • M.S. Candidate, Agronomy


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology


  • Ph.D. Candidate


605-691-6204

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Agronomy


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology


  • PhD Candidate, Agronomy
  • Minor, Ecology
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow


814-865-9021

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology


  • M.S. Candidate in Ecology



Areas of Expertise

  • - modeling of water and nutrients in ag and natural systems
  • - development of simulation platforms for environmental assessment
  • - Cycles and PIHM modeling
  • M.S. Student in Horticulture


  • Ph.D. Candidate in Agronomy


Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Managing abiotic stresses in agricultural crops
  • Managing heat stress
  • M.S. Candidate in Agronomy


  • M.S. Candidate, Horticulture


  • M.S. Candidate, Horticulture


  • Postdoctoral Scholar


814-863-2258

  • M.S. Candidate, Agronomy


  • PhD Student


Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrient cycling in agricultural systems
  • Phosphorus dynamics in organic and conventional systems
  • Measuring and modeling phosphorus fluxes
  • PhD Candidate, Agronomy
  • Adviser: Dr. John Kaminski


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Agronomy


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology


  • M.S. Candidate, Horticulture


  • M.S. Candidate, Agronomy


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture


  • M.S. Candidate, Horticulture


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology


  • M.S. Candidate, Horticulture


  • PhD Student, Horticulture


Areas of Expertise

  • Simulation modeling
  • Plant nutrition
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Mathematical Biology


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture


  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Project Manager, DEEPER


814-863-6166

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology


814-863-7607

  • M.S. Candidate, Agronomy


  • Ph.D. Student, Agronomy


814-865-4082

Areas of Expertise

  • Cropping Systems with Emphasis in Wheat
  • Agricultural Intensification
  • M.S. Candidate, Turfgrass Entomology


  • M.S. Candidate, Agronomy


Areas of Expertise

  • Interpretive dance
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture