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Name Title Email Phone
Thomas Adams, Ph.D. Research Project Manager tsa3@psu.edu 814-867-3021
Rick Bates, Ph.D. Professor of Horticulture rmb30@psu.edu 814-863-2198
Tom Bettle Turf Research Facility Manager trb19@psu.edu
Ellen Bingham Research Technologist: Plant and Microbial Interactions emb22@psu.edu
Trevor Bowes Research Technologist txb5409@psu.edu 814-863-7957
Caio Brunharo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Weed Science brunharo@psu.edu 814-865-9552
Liana T Burghardt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor ltb5167@psu.edu 814-863-6168
Daniela Carrijo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Grain Crop Production daniela.carrijo@psu.edu 814-863-2535
Mark Carroll Associate Professor, mcarroll@umd.edu 301-405-1339
Michela Centinari, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Viticulture mzc22@psu.edu 814-867-0514
Radhika Chalam Research Technologist rxc5649@psu.edu 814-863-7728
Surinder Chopra, Ph.D. Professor of Maize Genetics sic3@psu.edu 814-865-1159
Erin L. Connolly, Ph.D. Professor and Department Head of Plant Science elc18@psu.edu 814-865-2572
Alan Cook Farm Machinery Operator/ Mechanic arc5337@psu.edu 814-692-7955
Dennis R. Decoteau, Ph.D. Professor of Horticulture and Plant Ecosystem Health drd10@psu.edu
Kathy Demchak Senior Extension Associate efz@psu.edu 814-863-2303
Jeffrey F Derr Professor of Weed Science, jderr@vt.edu 757-363-3912
Francesco Di Gioia, Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science fxd92@psu.edu 814-863-2195
Corey Dillon Manager, Agronomy Farm csd109@psu.edu 814-692-7955
George Dills Farm Machinery Operator/Mechanic ged104@psu.edu 814-692-7955
Scott Diloreto Greenhouse Manager dsd134@psu.edu
Francisco Dini Andreote Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes andreote@psu.edu 814-863-2188
Chad Dreibelbis Horticulture Aide/Machine Operator Horticulture Research Farm cld399@psu.edu
Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA Professor of Soil Management and Applied Soil Physics sduiker@psu.edu 814-863-7637
Luis Duque, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor in Storage Root Physiology loduque@psu.edu 814-863-0710
Elizabeth Egan eae126@psu.edu 814-863-3932
Gary Felton Associate Professor, gfelton@umd.edu 301-405-8039
Leidy Fernandez Montiel Part-Time Research Assistant/Associate ljf5448@psu.edu
Michael Fidanza, Ph.D. Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, maf100@psu.edu 610-396-6330
Suzanne M. Fleishman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Root Biology suf44@psu.edu
Majid R. Foolad, Ph.D. Professor of Plant Genetics mrf5@psu.edu 814-865-5408
Tarrah Geszvain Advising Coordinator, Plant Sciences and Landscape Contracting Majors thg110@psu.edu 814-863-6087
Mike Goatley, Jr Professor, goatley@vt.edu 540-231-2951
Sarah Goslee, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Agronomy, USDA-ARS sarah.goslee@ars.usda.gov 814-863-0887
Timothy Grove Group Leader, Horticulture Worker and Machine Operator B tlg10@psu.edu
Mark Guiltinan, Ph.D. J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany and Professor of Plant Molecular Biology mjg9@psu.edu 814-863-7957
Abbe Hamilton Research Technologist avh111@psu.edu
Cain Hickey Assistant Teaching Professor of Viticulture cch5027@psu.edu
Stephanie Hill Graduate Support Coordinator slf5335@psu.edu 814-863-7724
Margaret C Hoffman, Ph.D. Program Coordinator, Landscape Contracting Major mch7@psu.edu 814-863-6167
Ron Hoover Senior Project Associate rjh7@psu.edu 814-865-6672
David R. Huff, Ph.D. Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics drh15@psu.edu 814-863-9805
Ethan Hull Research Technologist 2 eeh5076@psu.edu
Bradley Jakubowski Assistant Teaching Professor brj8@psu.edu 814-865-7118
Jeff Jodon Research Technologist jcj107@psu.edu 814-865-1998
John E. Kaminski, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Head, Department of Plant Science kaminski@psu.edu 814-865-3007
Heather Karsten, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Crop Production / Ecology hdk3@psu.edu 814-863-3179
Kathy Kelley, Ph.D. Professor of Horticultural Marketing and Business Management KathyKelley@psu.edu 814-863-2196
Armen R. Kemanian, Ph.D. Professor of Production Systems and Modeling kxa15@psu.edu 814-863-9852
Austin Kirt Horticulture Farm Manager ack11@psu.edu 814-692-5262
Peter Kleinman, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Soil Science, USDA-ARS peter.kleinman@ars.usda.gov 814-865-3184
Justin Kozak Research Technologist jmk250@psu.edu
Shanthanu Krishna Kumar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit szk6480@psu.edu
Peter Landschoot, Ph.D. Professor of Turfgrass Science pjl1@psu.edu 814-863-1017
Diane Lehr Research Assistant dcl12@psu.edu 814-865-2571
Dwight D. Lingenfelter Extension Associate, Weed Science dxl18@psu.edu 814-865-2242
Kirsten Lloyd, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor kll24@psu.edu 814-863-2194
David Long Research Technologist dcl18@psu.edu
Carolyn Lowry, Ph.D. Assistant Professor cvl5836@psu.edu 814-865-1906
Timothy Lulis Teaching and Research Assistant ttl101@psu.edu 814-865-0697
Jonathan Lynch, Ph.D. University Distinguished Professor jpl4@psu.edu 814-863-2256
Sally Mackenzie Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair of Functional Genomics sam795@psu.edu 814-863-8324
Siela Nikolova Maximova, Ph.D. Research Professor of Plant Biotechnology snm104@psu.edu 814-867-2451
Evelyn Mayhew Financial Assistant 3 eem11@psu.edu 814-865-2573
Tosh Rung Mazzone Field and Forage Crops Extension Educator tar5262@psu.edu 717-263-9226
Martin McGann Associate Professor of Landscape Contracting mrm19@psu.edu 814-863-7595
Ben McGraw, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science bam53@psu.edu 814-865-1138
Janice McMahon Building Coordinator jnm7@psu.edu 814-865-3236
Robert J Meinen Assistant Research Professor rjm134@psu.edu
Michael R. Mohney, PhD. Associate Teaching Professor mrm126@psu.edu 814-865-6596
Felipe Montes, Ph.D Associate Research Professor frm10@psu.edu 814-867-4612
Jennifer Morocko Administrative Support Assistant 3, Undergraduate Support jlf126@psu.edu 814-865-2571
Ben Morrison Research Technologist bpm5766@psu.edu 814-863-2195
William Myers Ag Operations Specialist 2 wjm203@psu.edu
Donald Orner Education Program Specialist dgo2@psu.edu 610-804-0010
Melanie Perryman Research Tech mpm5587@psu.edu
Dianne Petrunak Academic Adviser, dmp6@psu.edu 814-863-0139
Leslie Pillen Associate Director, Farm and Food Systems lrp143@psu.edu 814-863-5116
Halena Procopio Ross Research Technologist- Plant Science hpr5218@psu.edu 814-863-2257
Taran Rowles Research Technologist 2 tkr5187@psu.edu 814-865-0373
Mari Royer Department Head Assistant mur19@psu.edu 814-863-2306
Chris Sanchez Agricultural Operations Specialist 2 cjs1066@psu.edu
Elsa Sánchez, Ph.D. Professor of Horticultural Systems Management ess11@psu.edu 814-863-2433
David Sanford, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture dls30@psu.edu 610-396-6161
James Savage Assistant Teaching Professor in Horticulture jes10@psu.edu 814-863-7719
Ruairidh Sawers, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Plant Response to Abiotic Stress rjs6686@psu.edu 814-863-2252
Max Schlossberg, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Turfgrass Nutrition/Soil Fertility mjs38@psu.edu 814-863-1015
James Schupp, Ph.D. Professor of Pomology jrs42@psu.edu 717-778-4588
Amanda Scott Financial Assistant 3 arw10@psu.edu 814-863-0207
Jim Sellmer, Ph.D. Professor of Horticulture jcs32@psu.edu 814-863-2250
Lena Sheaffer Research Assistant Lena@psu.edu 814-863-2257
Yuning Shi Associate Research Professor yshi@psu.edu 814-865-7393
Katherine Shumac Research Support Technologist III kms8@psu.edu 814-863-7725
Don Smith Research Technologist des110@psu.edu 814-692-7605
Dayton Spackman Research Technologist djs5487@psu.edu 814-692-7955
John T Spargo Associate Research Professor & jts29@psu.edu 814-865-9155
Lori Stasko Administrative Support Coordinator lzm2@psu.edu 814-863-4765
Marianne Stevens Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program marianne@psu.edu 814-863-0129
Erika Stover Proposal and Award Generalist ess9@psu.edu 814-863-2189
Lucas Stover Farm Machinery Operator/Mechanic lws13@psu.edu
Thomas Turner Associate Professor, tturner@umd.edu 301-403-4431
John M. Wallace, PhD. Assistant Professor of Weed Science jmw309@psu.edu 814-863-1014
Guojie Wang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Forage Crop Systems gkw5177@psu.edu
Hanna Wells Extension Associate hlw5004@psu.edu
Charles White Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management cmw29@psu.edu 814-863-1016
Ethan Whitmoyer Grain Crops Research Technologist ebw5209@psu.edu 570-412-7089
Kaleb Wolfe Research Technician krw156@psu.edu 814-867-3020