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Name Title Email Phone
Tom Adams Research Project Manager tsa3@psu.edu 814-867-3021
Mark Antle Research Support Technologist mea5@psu.edu 814-360-7831
Rick Bates, Ph.D. Professor of Horticulture rmb30@psu.edu 814-863-2198
Robert Berghage, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Horticulture rdb4@psu.edu 814-863-2190
Jeff Borger, M.S. Assistant Teaching Professor in Turfgrass Weed Management jab267@psu.edu 814-865-3005
James Breining Research Support Assistant jab94@psu.edu 814-863-4766
Kathleen M. Brown, Ph.D. Professor of Plant Stress Biology kbe@psu.edu 814-863-2260
Liana T Burghardt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor ltb5167@psu.edu 814-863-6168
John E. Carlson, Ph.D. Professor of Molecular Genetics jec16@psu.edu 814-863-9164
Michela Centinari, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Viticulture mzc22@psu.edu 814-867-0514
Surinder Chopra, Ph.D. Professor of Maize Genetics sic3@psu.edu 814-865-1159
Erin L. Connolly, Ph.D. Professor and Head elc18@psu.edu 814-865-2572
Alan Cook Farm Machinery Operator/ Mechanic arc5337@psu.edu 814-692-7955
Robert Crassweller, Ph.D. Professor of Horticulture rmc7@psu.edu 814-863-6163
Dennis R. Decoteau, Ph.D. Program Coordinator, Plant Science Major drd10@psu.edu 814-865-5587
Kathy Demchak Senior Extension Associate efz@psu.edu 814-863-2303
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
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 Research Technologist, Roadside Vegetative Management Project eae126@psu.edu 814-863-7887
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
Sarah Goslee, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Agronomy, USDA-ARS sarah.goslee@ars.usda.gov 814-863-0887
Art Gover Research Support Associate aeg2@psu.edu 814-863-9904
Mark Guiltinan, Ph.D. J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany and Professor of Plant Molecular Biology mjg9@psu.edu 814-863-7957
Kaylee Harter Administrative Support Assistant 3, Graduate Programs Coordinator kah281@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
Bradley Jakubowski Instructor in Agronomy brj8@psu.edu 814-865-7118
Jeff Jodon Research Technologist jcj107@psu.edu 814-865-1998
John E. Kaminski, Ph.D. Professor of Turfgrass 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. Associate 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
Danny Kline Research Technologist IV dek16@psu.edu 814-863-1669
Peter Landschoot, Ph.D. Professor of Turfgrass Science pjl1@psu.edu 814-863-1017
Dwight D. Lingenfelter Senior Extension Associate, Weed Science dxl18@psu.edu 814-865-2242
Kirsten Lloyd, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor kll24@psu.edu 814-863-2194
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
Rich Marini, Ph.D. Professor of Horticulture rpm12@psu.edu 814-863-2251
Jerry Martin Senior Extension Associate jmartin@psu.edu 717-394-6851
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 Research Technologist II tar5262@psu.edu 814-863-1303
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
Mary McMonagle Proposal and Awards Generalist 2 mmm55@psu.edu 814-863-2189
Andrew McNitt, Ph.D. Program Coordinator, Turfgrass Science Major amcnitt@psu.edu 814-863-1368
Michael R. Mohney, PhD. Associate Teaching Professor mrm126@psu.edu 814-865-6596
Felipe Montes Assistant Research Professor frm10@psu.edu 814-867-4612
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
Tyler Rice Plant Science Research Technologist 4 twr5046@psu.edu
Mari Royer Department Head Assistant mur19@psu.edu 814-863-2306
Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D. Professor of Horticultural Systems Management ess11@psu.edu 814-863-2433
Zachary Sanders Research Technologist zps10@psu.edu
Matthew Sanderson, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Agronomy, USDA-ARS matt.sanderson@ars.usda.gov
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 717-677-6116
Amanda Scott Financial Assistant 3 arw10@psu.edu 814-863-0207
Jim Sellmer, Ph.D. Professor of Horticulture jcs32@psu.edu 814-863-2250
Thomas Serensits Manager - Center for Sports Surface Research tjs204@psu.edu 814-863-4236
Lena Sheaffer Research Assistant Lena@psu.edu 814-863-2257
Yuning Shi Research Assistant 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 Spargo Director, Agricultural Analytical Services Lab jts29@psu.edu
Lori Stasko Administrative Support Coordinator lzm2@psu.edu 814-863-4765
Bill Stoner Group Leader, Horticulture wws10@psu.edu 814-692-5262
Lucas Stover Farm Machinery Operator/Mechanic lws13@psu.edu
John M. Wallace, PhD. Assistant Professor of Weed Science jmw309@psu.edu 814-863-1014
Heather G. Welch Academic Adviser, Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program hgw1@psu.edu 814-863-0129
Charles White Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management cmw29@psu.edu 814-863-1016
Michael Williams Research Technologist msw191@psu.edu 814-865-5251
Kaleb Wolfe Research Technician krw156@psu.edu 814-867-3020