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  • Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics


814-865-2562

Areas of Expertise:
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis
  • Water Resources Management
  • Institutional Economics
  • Public Issues Education
  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics and Demography
  • Agribusiness Management Program Coordinator


814-863-8630

  • Professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology


814-865-4901

Areas of Expertise:
  • Global change ecology
  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising,
  • Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-5938

  • Assistant Professor of Entomology


814-865-0240

Areas of Expertise:
  • Entomology & Nematology
  • Insect-Plant Interactions
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Multi-trophic Interactions
  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Australian Center for Agriculture and Law, University of New England


814-863-8640

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Economics and Policy
  • Development Economics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Community and Regional Economics
  • Community and Rural Development
  • Comparative Rural Policy
  • Institutional and Behavioral Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Public Scholarship and Civic Engagement in Higher Education
  • Assistant Professor of Entomology


  • Professor of Food Science
  • Chair of the Cocoa, Chocolate, and Confectionery Research Group


814-865-3004

  • Professor of Horticultural Physiology


814-863-2252

  • Wildlife Veterinarian, PA Game Commission
  • Adjunct Associate Professor


607-253-3401

  • Senior Lecturer and Research Associate
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation


Areas of Expertise:
  • Invasion Ecology
  • Population Genetics
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Conservation Biology
  • Alan R. Warehime Professor of Agribusiness
  • Director Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • College of Agricultural Sciences


814-863-2847

  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education


814-863-7415

  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Chemical Ecology


814-863-4435

  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-2982

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil Entomology and Ecology
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
  • Insect Pathology
  • Women and Gender in Science
  • Women and Agriculture
  • Adjunct Professor of Food Science


919-513-1644

  • Associate Professor of Avian Biology


814-867-2365

  • 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
  • Professor of Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology


814-863-9422

Areas of Expertise:
  • Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology
  • One Health
  • Declining Amphibians
  • Mycotoxins
  • Cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) toxins
  • Distinguished Professor of Agronomy


814-863-1016

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil Fertility
  • Soil Testing
  • Nutrient Management
  • Manure Management
  • Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes


814-865-9653

Areas of Expertise:
  • High-throughput sequencing
  • Crop-associated microbiomes
  • Impacts of disturbance on plant-microbe relationships
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Associate Professor of Horticulture


814-863-2190

  • Professor of Mushrooms


814-863-7059

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Composting
  • Mushroom nutrition and physiology
  • IPM and Disease Management for Mushroom cultivation
  • Mushroom extension services for the North American mushroom industry
  • Tree Fruit Research Entomologist
  • Research Associate Professor


717-677-6116

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology


814-863-1096

  • Professor Of Anthropology


814-863-2391

  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology


814-863-2983

  • Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics


  • Research Assistant
  • Instructor


814-863-2300

Areas of Expertise:
  • Fabrication of research test equipment in metal, wood & plastic
  • Computer aided design and analysis
  • Design for additive manufacturing
  • Engineering education
  • Senior Instructor in Turfgrass Weed Management


814-865-3005

  • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


814-863-7494

  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Consumer Issues


814-863-7870

Areas of Expertise:
  • Personal Financial Education
  • Consumer Education
  • Associate Professor of Water Resources
  • Director, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center
  • Assistant Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy & Environment


814-865-8830

  • Professor of Fisheries and Biology


814-865-4675

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology


814-865-7321

Areas of Expertise:
  • Energy and Society, specifically Community Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development
  • Community Development and Public Engagement
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Governance Systems
  • Women in Agriculture
  • Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development


814-863-0387

Areas of Expertise:
  • Community
  • Community and Leadership Development
  • International Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Change/Social Movements
  • Rural Sociology
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology
  • Senior Scientist


814-863-8631

  • Professor of Wildlife Resources
  • Extension Wildlife Specialist


814-863-8442

Areas of Expertise:
  • Avian ecology
  • Effects of shale gas development on forests and birds
  • forest songbirds
  • Human impacts on bird population
  • Wildlife habitat management on private lands
  • Landscaping for birds and wildlife
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Pathologist


814-863-1949

Areas of Expertise:
  • Veterinary Forensic Pathology
  • 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
  • Associate Professor of Wood Chemistry
  • BRS Program Co-coordinator and BioProducts Option Advisor
  • Chemistry of Biological Materials


814-865-7423

Areas of Expertise:
  • Chemistry of lignocellulosic materials
  • Bio-based polymers
  • Wood adhesives and composites
  • Associate Professor of Soil Science/Microbial Ecology


814-863-0779

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil microbiology
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Soil quality
  • Ecological restoration
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Department Head
  • Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology


814-865-7448

Areas of Expertise:
  • Phytobacteriology
  • Translational Taxonomy
  • Systematic Bacteriology
  • Biological Control
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
  • Faculty Instructor, Ecosystem Science and Management Department
  • and
  • Plant Science Program Director, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center


814-863-2000

Areas of Expertise:
  • Field botany and plant identification
  • Plant husbandry and horticulture
  • Wild plant conservation, management and policy
  • Agroforestry practices and applications in temperate ecosystems
  • Economic botany and ethnobotany
  • Non-timber forest products
  • Invasive plant identification, ecology and management
  • Director, Penn State Extension
  • Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences


814-865-4028

  • Meat Extension Specialist


814-867-2880

Areas of Expertise:
  • Processed Meats
  • Food Safety
  • Thermal Processing & Smoking
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems
  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology


814-863-2819

Areas of Expertise:
  • Host resistance to infection
  • Immune-mediated diseases: multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease
  • T cells
  • Gastrointestinal microbiota; Gnotobiotics
  • Vitamins A & D regulation of immune function
  • Edible mushrooms
  • Selenium
  • Professor of Molecular Genetics
  • Director of The Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics


814-863-9164

Areas of Expertise:
  • Genomics
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Bionanotechnology


814-863-0414

Areas of Expertise:
  • Nanocomposite materials and coatings
  • Crystalline nanocellulose production and characterization
  • Cellulose synthesis and assembly
  • Microbial cellulose production
  • Interaction of cellulose with other polysaccharides, proteins, and biologically derived polymers
  • Practical development of new biobased materials ranging from sustainable packaging to composites for construction to materials for healthcare.
  • Assistant Professor of Viticulture


814-867-0514

Areas of Expertise:
  • Wine grape production
  • Grapevine physiology
  • cover crops
  • cold temperature stress
  • Professor of Pathology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology


717-531-5635

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography
  • Faculty Director, Population Research Institute's Demographic Methods Core
  • Faculty Director, Social Science Research Institute's Geographic Information Analysis Core


814-863-8245

Areas of Expertise:
  • Environmental Demography
  • Spatial Demography
  • Climate Change, Land Use, and Community Resilience
  • Critical Infrastructure/Transportation and Population Change and Health
  • Computational and Spatial Analysis
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology


814-863-8626

  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering


814-865-7154

  • Professor of Maize Genetics


814-865-1159

Areas of Expertise:
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant-pathogen interactions
  • Maize Genetics
  • Sorghum Genetics
  • Flavonoids
  • Phytoalexins
  • Plant-fungus interactions
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Plant-Environment interactions
  • Special Assistant to the Deans, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Professor in Plant Pathology


814-865-2541

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant Pathology
  • Fungal genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Senior Instructor
  • Extension Specialist
  • - 4-H Youth and Small Specialty Flock Poultry Programs
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Adviser for Poultry Science Club
  • Coach Collegiate Poultry Judging


814-863-8960

Areas of Expertise:
  • 4-H Poultry
  • Embryology in the Classroom
  • Purebred and Exhibition Poultry
  • Incubation
  • Poultry Judging and Judging Training
  • Small Specialty Poultry Production
  • Urban and Backyard Poultry
  • General Poultry Production
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science


814-863-2950

  • Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Management


814-863-8633

Areas of Expertise:
  • Demand
  • Food Choice
  • Consumer Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Director, Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center


717-653-4728

Areas of Expertise:
  • Corn Disease
  • Soybean Disease
  • Wheat Disease
  • Field Crops Disease Management
  • Professor and Head


814-865-2571

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant mineral nutrition
  • Micronutrient transport
  • Molecular mechanisms of iron transport
  • Professor of Food Science;
  • Chair of the Ingredients as Materials Impact Group


814-865-2636

  • Professor of Horticulture


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


814-863-7663

  • Professor of Weed Science


814-863-1014

Areas of Expertise:
  • Managing weedy plants in agroecosystems
  • Conservation tillage and cover crops
  • Herbicide use
  • Integrated weed management
  • Weed management in organic cropping systems
  • Assistant Professor


814-863-7069

  • Professor of Food Science
  • Extension Assistant Director of Programs
  • Food Safety Extension Specialist - Muscle Foods
  • Chair of the Food Safety Impact Group


814-865-8862

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food safety
  • Food microbiology
  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Antimicrobials
  • Edible films
  • Spoilage
  • Meat, poultry, seafood, muscle foods
  • HACCP
  • Sanitation
  • Professor


814-865-1689

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Diseases
  • Biocontrol
  • Director and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
  • Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health


814-863-8214

  • Associate Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Information Systems


814-863-1615

  • Adjunct Professor of Entomology


  • Associate Professor
  • Director of the Frost Entomological Museum


814-863-2863

  • Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy, Genetics


814-863-3659

  • 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)
  • Senior Extension Associate


814-863-2303

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Bioprocess and Food Safety Engineering


814-863-1098

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioprocess Engineering/Fermentation: Bioconversion of agricultural raw and waste commodities into value added products including bioenergy/biofuels, microbial enzymes, organic acids, polysaccharides, antimicrobial agents; optimization; novel bioreactors; downstream processing.
  • Food Engineering/Food Safety : inactivation of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms by using novel non-thermal processing technologies including pulsed UV light, electrolyzed oxidizing water, and ozone.
  • Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology


814-865-1499

Areas of Expertise:
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Nutrition and Reproduction
  • Ovarian Function
  • Oocyte Development
  • Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology
  • Leader, PA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit


814-865-3992

Areas of Expertise:
  • biometrics
  • white-tailed deer
  • harvest management
  • population estimation
  • Animal Resource Program & IACUC Veterinarian
  • Instructor
  • Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-7813

Areas of Expertise:
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-863-2956

  • Instructor, Small Animal Sciences
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Adviser for the Small and Exotic Animals Club (SEAC)


814-863-4197

Areas of Expertise:
  • Companion Animal Science
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Welfare and Stress
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Online teaching
  • Associate Professor of Pedology


814-863-4246

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Maurice K. Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation


814-867-4384

  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-867-0439

Areas of Expertise:
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial pathogens
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Microbial genomics
  • Food Safety
  • Food Microbiology
  • Associate Professor of Soil Management and Applied Soil Physics


814-863-7637

Areas of Expertise:
  • no-tillage
  • cover crops
  • soil compaction
  • soil health
  • soil erosion
  • soil conservation
  • nitrogen fixation
  • Assistant Professor of Hydrology


814-865-7554

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Terrain Analysis
  • Water Quality
  • Watershed Management
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator


814-863-1983

Areas of Expertise:
  • Emphasis on diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry, waterfowl, gamebirds.
  • Board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.
  • Instructor, Equine Science
  • Penn State Horse Farm Coordinator
  • Penn State Horse Judging Team Coach


814-863-0569

  • Professor of Woody Plant Physiology
  • Chair of Ecology Intercollege Graduate Degree Program


814-863-3371

Areas of Expertise:
  • Root biology and ecology
  • Mycorrhizal ecology
  • Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Global Change Biology
  • Belowground Ecology
  • Fruit tree physiology
  • Frederik Sr. and Faith E. Rasmussen Professor of Food Science
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


Areas of Expertise:
  • Food chemistry
  • Enology
  • Antioxidants
  • Lipid oxidation
  • Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Animal Science Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Poultry and Avian Science Minor Coordinator


814-863-2102

Areas of Expertise:
  • Avian amino acid and lipid nutrition and metabolism
  • Modification of poultry meat and eggs to enhance human health
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Fate And Control Of Pollutants In Soils And Water


814-863-2062

Areas of Expertise:
  • Fate And Control Of Pollutants In Soils And Water
  • Associate Professor
  • Extension Specialist
  • Community and Urban Forestry


814-863-7941

  • Agribusiness Management Instructor


814-865-7656

Areas of Expertise:
  • consumer markets/behavior
  • farm & small firm management
  • technology adoption
  • marketing strategies & techniques


814-865-7656

Areas of Expertise:
  • consumer markets/behavior
  • farm & small firm management
  • technology adoption
  • marketing strategies & techniques
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


814-863-5751

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology


814-865-0680

Areas of Expertise:
  • Integrated management of field crop diseases
  • Plant disease epidemiology
  • Statistical methods for the agricultural sciences
  • Post-doctoral Researcher


814-863-2996

  • Department Head
  • Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition


814-863-3665

  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator


814-863-7463

Areas of Expertise:
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Experiential Learning
  • Professor of Agricultural Engineering
  • Environmental Biophysics, Animal Welfare, and Agricultural Emissions


814-865-3552

Areas of Expertise:
  • Air quality in indoor agriculture (barns, poultry houses)
  • Heating and Ventilation system design, principles and practice
  • Horse facility engineering (stables, riding arenas)
  • Farm animal welfare
  • Agricultural air emissions (gas, odor, particulates)
  • Assistant Professor
  • Beef Extension Specialist


814-865-0065

Areas of Expertise:
  • Beef cattle nutrition
  • Beef cattle metabolism
  • Beef cattle management
  • Feedlot nutrition and management
  • Professor and Department Head of Entomology


  • Associate Professor of Fisheries Management
  • Associate Director of Academic Programs


814-863-2095

  • Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences,
  • (Division of Science, Penn State Berks Campus).
  • Courtesy Professor of Turfgrass Science,
  • (Dept. Plant Science, Penn State University Park).


610-396-6330

  • Professor of Forest Resources
  • Ibberson Chair of Forest Resource Management
  • Pennsylvania Extension Forester
  • Director of Center for Private Forests at Penn State
  • Co-Chair Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment


814-863-0402

Areas of Expertise:
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Pathologist


814-863-2007

  • Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics


814-867-2752

  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-7788

Areas of Expertise:
  • Insect population dynamics
  • IPM
  • Professor of Plant Genetics


814-865-5408

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant genetics and breeding
  • Molecular breeding
  • Biotic stresses
  • Abiotic stresses
  • Plant nutritional quality
  • Tomato
  • Agricultural Teacher Educator


814-863-0192

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Agriculture
  • Developing Global Competency in Agriculture
  • School-based agricultural education
  • Harbaugh Entrepreneur and Innovation Faculty Scholar


814-865-0469

Areas of Expertise:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • AgTech entrepreneurship
  • Bio-renewable building product technologies
  • Firm-industry analytics
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Natural Resource Engineering


814-863-1817

Areas of Expertise:
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Professor and Interim Department Head
  • Director, Fusarium Research Center


814-865-9773

Areas of Expertise:
  • Fusarium and Aspergillus
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal systematics and evolution
  • Fungal plant and animal pathogens
  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society
  • Community, Environment, and Development Program Coordinator


814-863-8636

  • Associate Professor


814-865-7170

  • Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics
  • Director of The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development


814-863-4656

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food Systems Economics
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Regional Economics and Policy
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Division of Science, Berks College
  • Department of Food Science, University Park


610-396-6121

  • Professor & Program Coordinator of VBS Undergraduate Studies


814-865-1321

  • Professor of Neural and Behavioral Sciences


717-531-5772

  • Professor of Entomology
  • Director, Center for Pollinator Research


814-865-2214

Areas of Expertise:
  • Pollinators
  • Honey Bees
  • Social Insects
  • Genomics
  • Immunity
  • Behavior
  • Physiology
  • Associate Professor Vegetable Pathology


814-865-7328

Areas of Expertise:
  • Integrated vegetable disease management
  • Plant pathogen diagnosis
  • Disease monitoring and forecasting
  • Sustainable crop production
  • Professor of Plant Molecular Biology


814-863-7957

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant Genomics and Genetics
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Theobroma cacao (cocoa)
  • Professor of Forage Management


814-863-1019

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forage Crop Establishment, Management and Utilization
  • Perennial Warm-Season Grass Establishment and Management
  • Professor of Immunology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-0128

Areas of Expertise:
  • Regulation of innate immunity, hematopoiesis and cellular transformation by receptor tyrosine kinases.
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-863-8638

Areas of Expertise:
  • Farm Management
  • Risk Management
  • Production Economics
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-867-5689

  • Associate Professor of Nutritional Physiology


814-865-6334

Areas of Expertise:
  • Milk fat synthesis
  • Rumen fatty acid metabolism
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease


Areas of Expertise:
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Genomics
  • Microbiota
  • Microbiome
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Director of Sensory Evaluation Center


814-863-7129

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sensory science
  • Human psychophysics
  • Taste biology
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Food choice
  • Ingestive behavior
  • Consumer acceptability
  • Penn State Volunteer Curator, Pasto Agricultural Museum


814-863-1383

  • Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-7818

Areas of Expertise:
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine and Behavior
  • Professor & Department Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Specialty Crop Production Systems


814-865-7792

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mechanization of orchard production
  • Professor of Dairy Science


814-863-3916

Areas of Expertise:
  • Heifer nutrition and management
  • Effective fiber for dairy cows
  • Assistant Professor of Biology and Entomology


814-863-8830

  • Professor of Rural Sociology


814-863-8628

Areas of Expertise:
  • food systems
  • sustainable agriculture
  • agrarian change
  • sustainability
  • Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology


814-865-4472

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bacteriology
  • Phyllosphere Microbiology
  • Protein-mediated Bacterial Antagonism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Associate Professor of Dairy Science
  • Cooperative Extension, Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy Management


814-863-3672

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy Advisory Teams
  • Integrated Dairy Management
  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-6369

Areas of Expertise:
  • Biological control
  • Invasive species
  • Symbiosis
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Insect pathology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education


814-865-7521

Areas of Expertise:
  • youth leadership development
  • teaching and learning
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science


814-863-5572

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sensory Science
  • Flavor Chemistry & Flavor Biochemistry
  • Trace Analysis
  • Sensometrics
  • Sensory-assisted Breeding
  • Food Packaging
  • Extension Veterinarian


814-863-8526

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mastitis and Milk Quality
  • Milking Equipment Performance
  • Bovine Hoof Health
  • Antimicrobial Resistance & On-farm Food Safety
  • Johne's Disease
  • Biosecurity and Infectious Disease Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Professor of Dairy Nutrition


814-863-3669

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy Nutrition
  • Protein Nutrition of Dairy Cows
  • Rumen Fermentation
  • Nitrogen Utilization
  • Methane Mitigation
  • Environment
  • Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics


814-863-9805

  • Assistant Professor of Entomology and Biology


814-863-6073

  • Associate Professor of Poultry Science


814-863-8934

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hatchery and Incubation Management
  • Turkey Management
  • Broiler Management
  • Avian Physiology
  • Avian Reproductive Management
  • Game Bird Management
  • Professor Emeritus of Entomology


717-677-6116

  • Assistant Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management


814-863-9773

  • Assistant Professor of Forest Resources


  • Research Faculty in Wildlife Ecology


  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-865-5666

  • Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs
  • Professor


814-863-7439

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cultural Competence
  • Professor


814-865-6290

Areas of Expertise:
  • Aerobiology
  • Food security
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Professor of Forest Resources


814-865-3994

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioenergy
  • Agroforestry
  • Forest Economics and Finance
  • International Forestry
  • Forest Extension
  • Non Timber Forest Products
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-865-5282

Areas of Expertise:
  • Economic modeling of food purchase behavior
  • Link between food behavior and health
  • Retail food product offerings and prices
  • Organic food and agriculture
  • Professor of Wood Products Engineering
  • Wood Products Processing and Manufacturing


814-865-3916

Areas of Expertise:
  • Wood products processing and manufacturing
  • Wood composite material systems
  • Wood structural applications
  • Wood composite performance characteristics and related material evaluation methodologies
  • Director, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-5939

Areas of Expertise:
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • New and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography


814-863-8642

Areas of Expertise:
  • Demography
  • Social Stratification
  • International Development
  • Rural Sociology
  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator and Adviser of the Minor in Plant Pathology


814-863-2355

Areas of Expertise:
  • Population biology
  • Ecology of plant-associated microorganisms
  • Fusarium and Verticillium wilts
  • Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology


814-867-3203

  • Tombros Early Career Professor
  • Associate Professor, Turfgrass Management
  • Director, Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program


814-865-3007

Areas of Expertise:
  • Turfgrass Science
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Agronomy
  • Golf Course Management
  • Turfgrass pathology
  • plant pathology
  • Weed management
  • Professor


814-863-3846

Areas of Expertise:
  • Biocontrol
  • Bioinformatics
  • Fungal genetics and genomics
  • Microbial chemical ecology
  • Molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Intergenerational Programs and Aging


814-863-7871

Areas of Expertise:
  • Developing & evaluating intergenerational initiatives in diverse settings.
  • Training Extension educators and other professionals in intergenerational programming.
  • Establishing intergenerational strategies for civic engagement and environmental design.
  • Professor


814-865-9788

Areas of Expertise:
  • Microbial pathogenomics and molecular epidemiology. 
  • Associate Professor
  • Veterinary Microbiologist
  • Section Head, Microbiology Section, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL)
  • Interim Section Head, Mammalian Virology and Serology, ADL


814-865-6619

Areas of Expertise:
  • Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases and emergence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria.
  • Associate Professor of Crop Production / Ecology


814-863-3179

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agroecology
  • Conservation & Dairy Cropping Systems
  • Soil & nutrient conservation, perennials, cover crops
  • Pasture ecology and grazing management
  • Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry


814-863-1614

Areas of Expertise:
  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Carbon cycle
  • Forest ecosystems
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Associate Professor of Forest Ecology


814-865-4841

Areas of Expertise:
  • Global change ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Community ecology
  • Dairy Foods Research & Extension Associate


814-867-1379

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy Food Processing & Quality
  • Dairy Food Safety
  • Sensory Analysis of Dairy Products
  • Dairy Foods Extension
  • Artisanal Cheese
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences and Food Science


814-863-2915

Areas of Expertise:
  • Leveraging the food industry to improve child nutrition
  • Improving the palatability of foods targeted at children
  • 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
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic and Community Development


814-865-9542

  • Associate Professor of Production Systems and Modeling


814-863-9852

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agroecosystems
  • Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling
  • Hydrologic and Nutrient Cycling Modeling
  • Environmental Biophysics
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, Animal Resource Program


814-865-1495

Areas of Expertise:
  • comparative medicine
  • animal models
  • infectious disease and biocontainment
  • rodent pathology
  • animal behavior
  • laboratory animal resource management
  • veterinary medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-5250

Areas of Expertise:
  • Immunologic mechanisms of Bordetella
  • Pathogenesis of Francisella tularensis
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Development of BSL-3 research programs
  • Professor of Food Science


814-863-1372

  • Assistant Professor of Animal Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Beef Cattle
  • Block and Bridle Club Adviser
  • Collegiate Cattlewomen Adviser


814-865-7809

  • Distinguished Professor of Clay Mineralogy


814-865-1542

Areas of Expertise:
  • Materials from plants and plant by-products
  • Use of clays for remediation;Slow release fertilizers with minerals
  • Associate Professor of Physiology


814-865-5679

  • Assistant Professor of Food Science


814-865-2883

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Foodborne Pathogens [Campylobacter, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella]
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • Comparative, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Extension Tree Fruit Entomologist
  • Senior Research Associate/Research Associate Professor


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Insect plant interactions
  • Integrated pest management
  • Biological control
  • Tree fruit insect pests
  • Insects rearing
  • Laboratory and field bioassays
  • Invasive insect pests
  • Pesticide resistance


814-863-4436

Areas of Expertise:
  • Diagnostic Virology & Serology
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
  • Negative strand RNA viruses
  • Avian and Mammalian influenza
  • Immune responses to viruses
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Quantitative-omics approach to virus-host interactions
  • Department Head of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography


814-865-5461

  • Associate Professor


814-863-7232

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mycotoxins
  • Endophytes
  • Fusarium
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal secondary metabolites
  • Agricultural biosecurity
  • Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Development Professor for Food Safety
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-863-2298

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tracking Listeria monocytogenes in produce production and processing environments
  • Food safety validation of mushroom growing, packing, and processing procedures
  • Farm food safety (Good Agricultural Practices) training
  • Hazards Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls training
  • Non-thermal food processing
  • Technical assistance to home and commercial food processors
  • Professor of Biology and BMB


814-863-0479

  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Co-Director, Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health


814-865-5223

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cancer Prevention by Dietary Components
  • Obesity and Inflammation Prevention by Dietary Components
  • Food Toxicology
  • Bioavailability and Biotransformation of Dietary Components
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Professor of Vegetable Crops


814-865-7118

  • Professor of Turfgrass Science


814-863-1017

  • Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics


610-396-6183

  • Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology


814-865-4244

  • Professor of Psychology and Linguistics


814-863-3921

  • Professor of Hydropedology/Soil Hydrology


814-865-6726

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hydropedology, Soil Physics, Hydrology, Pedology
  • Critical Zone Science, Ecosystem Science, Complexity Science
  • Geospatial and Environmental Modeling, Scientific Visualization
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Machinery and Biomass Logistics


814-863-6844

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Machine design and test
  • Biomass harvesting, handling and logistics
  • Biomass in-field processing and densification
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatic system design and test
  • Associate Professor of Animal Genomics
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Graduate Faculty in Animal Science, Genetics, Bioinformatics and Genomics Graduate Programs


814-867-1673

Areas of Expertise:
  • Structural, functional and comparative genomics
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Epigenetics/epigenomics
  • Mammalian sex (X and Y) chromosome and evolution
  • Ruminant Y-linked genes and male fertility
  • Testis development and spermatogenesis


814-863-8039

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food Marketing
  • Food and Energy Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Econometrics


814-863-8039

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food Marketing
  • Food and Energy Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Senior Associate Dean


814-865-2541

  • Adjunct Professor of Food Science


  • Clinical Professor
  • Avian Virologist
  • Section Head, Avian Virology, ADL


814-863-4369

  • Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology


Areas of Expertise:
  • mixed-methods research
  • human dimensions of natural resources
  • rural community development
  • survey research
  • Instructor
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease (IID) Undergraduate Advisor


814-865-5630

Areas of Expertise:
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Transfusion
  • Medicine
  • Professor of Plant Nutrition


814-863-2256

Areas of Expertise:
  • crop physiology
  • plant adaptation to abiotic stress
  • plant genetics
  • simulation modeling
  • Visiting Associate Professor
  • Roossinck Lab


  • Assistant Professor of Entomology


814-865-3427

  • Assistant Professor of Entomology


  • Senior Instructor


814-863-4202

  • Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies. Penn State Altoona.


814-949-5000

  • Professor of Biology


814-863-1384

  • Head and Professor of Horticulture


814-865-2571

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree and Small Fruit Physiology
  • Fruit production systems
  • Data Analysis
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation
  • National Park Service
  • Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network Program Manager


814-863-0134

  • Instructor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Biological Engineering Program Coordinator
  • Biomass Processing


814-865-3392

Areas of Expertise:
  • Biomass conversion
  • Microbial ecology
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Senior Scientist and Professor of Horticulture


814-863-7286

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Functional Genomics
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant Disease Resistance
  • Plant – Microbes Interactions
  • Associate Professor of Forest Management


814-865-1602

  • Associate Professor of Landscape Contracting


814-863-7595

  • Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science


814-865-1138

Areas of Expertise:
  • Turfgrass Entomology
  • Biological Control
  • Insect Ecology
  • Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology and Demography


Areas of Expertise:
  • Community change and family and individual well-being
  • Rural youth
  • Consequences of Marcellus Shale development for families and communities
  • Associate Professor


814-863-7646

Areas of Expertise:
  • Fire blight resistance in apple trees
  • Biologically-based approaches to fire blight disease control
  • Development of citrus greening-resistant citrus varieties
  • Molecular genetics of Erwinia amylovora pathogenicity
  • Development of tomatoes resistant to bacterial canker disease
  • Understanding rootstock-scion interactions in grafted apple trees
  • Program Coordinator, Turfgrass Science Major
  • Professor of Soil Science
  • Director, Center for Sports Surface Research


814-863-1368

Areas of Expertise:
  • Turfgrass Soil Physical Properties
  • Playing surface characterization and safety
  • Athletic Field and Golf Course Drainage
  • Athletic Field and Golf Course Construction and Maintenance
  • Program Director
  • Faculty, iMPS-HLS in Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense


814-863-2165

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Entomology


  • Head and Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management


814-863-7093

Areas of Expertise:
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Soils
  • Professor
  • Harbaugh Teaching Scholar (2012-2013)
  • Sustainable Business Management


814-863-2976

Areas of Expertise:
  • packaging
  • sustainable business
  • pallets
  • zero waste
  • sports greening
  • wood and paper industry
  • Program Coordinator, Animal Sciences Major
  • Senior Instructor


814-865-2987

  • Assistant Professor of Wildlife Population Ecology


814-863-1598

  • Professor of Geography


814-863-7207

Areas of Expertise:
  • remote sensing
  • GIS
  • soils
  • geomorphology
  • land change
  • Associate Professor of Meat Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser


814-865-2394

  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Director, Penn State Better Kid Care Program


814-863-7851

Areas of Expertise:
  • Early childhood development
  • Youth development and resiliency
  • Early care and education workforce development
  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Senior Instructor in Landscape Contracting


  • Research Associate in Cropping Systems Modeling


814-867-4612

Areas of Expertise:
  • Micrometeorological Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Physically Distributed Hydrological Modeling
  • Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture
  • Professor of Weed and Applied Plant Ecology


814-865-1906

  • Professor of Entomology


814-865-2435

  • Forest Stewardship Program Associate


814-865-3208

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forest stewardship
  • Private forest landowners
  • Woodland care
  • Collaborative learning
  • Action research
  • Peer-to-peer education
  • Clinical Assistant Professor


  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Kang Lab


814-863-2074

  • Instructor of Dairy and Animal Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy


814-863-3914

  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Chair
  • Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences


814-863-1625

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Nuclear Receptors
  • Gene Regulation
  • Associate Professor of Entomology


814-863-2872

  • Professor of Reproductive Physiology
  • Associate Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences


814-441-2657

Areas of Expertise:
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy production
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Sustainability
  • Graduate Training
  • Undergraduate Instruction
  • Senior Lecturer


814-863-8644

Areas of Expertise:
  • Environmental Planning
  • Community Development
  • Landscape Systems Design
  • Professor of Reproductive Physiology
  • C. Lee Rumberger and Family Chair in Agricultural Sciences


814-863-0558

Areas of Expertise:
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Reproductive Immunology
  • Ovarian Function
  • Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health


814-865-2808

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Educational Programming
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health


814-865-2808

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Educational Programming
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Toxicology


814-867-4565

Areas of Expertise:
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Metabolism
  • Environmental Contaminants
  • Professor of Poultry Science


814-865-3414

  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-6306

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hematology
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Anemia Research
  • Leukemia
  • Assistant Professor


814-865-1008

Areas of Expertise:
  • Composting
  • Compost Utilization
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Research Associate
  • Forest Community and Disturbance Ecology


814-234-2898

  • John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences


814-865-0400

Areas of Expertise:
  • microbiome
  • aryl hydrocarbon receptor
  • dioxin
  • drug metabolism
  • toxicology
  • transcriptional regulation
  • Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy


814-867-4182

Areas of Expertise:
  • Youth and Family Resiliency
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Evidence-based Programs
  • Applied Research and Evaluations
  • Community Collaboration
  • Assistant Professor, Tree Fruit Pathology


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Apple and pear diseases
  • Peach, cherry, other stone fruit diseases
  • Tree fruit disease management
  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology & Carcinogenesis


814-863-1387

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors
  • Cancer
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Associate Professor, Tenured, Director of Graduate Studies


814-865-4238

  • Professor, Biology and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS)


814-867-1213

  • Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology


814-863-8976

Areas of Expertise:
  • Micronutrient Selenium, Selenoproteins, and Redox Homeostasis
  • Macrophage Biology
  • Pathways of Inflammation and Resolution (wound healing)
  • Cancer (Leukemia)and Leukemia Stem Cells
  • Gut Inflammation
  • Bioactive Lipid Mediators- Prostaglandins & Leukotrienes
  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • ABE Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Powder Mechanics and Food Processing


814-865-3559

Areas of Expertise:
  • Powder Mechanics – Research focus includes: fundamental powder and powder mixture properties, multi-scale constitutive models, and computational models for powder processes.
  • Food Processing – Research focus includes: engineering properties, and integrated multi-scale computational and predictive models.
  • Research Associate


814-867-4928

Areas of Expertise:
  • Potato
  • Potato diseases
  • Assistant Dean of Graduate Education
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education


814-863-7420

Areas of Expertise:
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • International Agricultural Development
  • Assistant Professor


814-865-5616

Areas of Expertise:
  • Storm water management
  • Watershed modeling
  • Application of optimization tools in watershed analysis
  • Ecohydrological impacts of climate and land use change
  • Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator


814-863-4641

  • Professor of Molecular Endocrinology


814-865-5202

  • Associate Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology


814-863-3668

  • Associate Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management


814-865-0679

Areas of Expertise:
  • Natural Resources Systems Analysis
  • Forest Products Economics
  • Wood Industry Operations Research
  • Wood Identification and Taxonomy
  • Professor of Medicine, and Cellular and Molecular Physiology


717-531-5110

  • Evan Pugh Professor of Biology & Entomology,
  • Eberly College of Science Distinguished Senior Scholar


814-867-2396

  • Assistant Professor/Research Associate


814-867-0213

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


  • Assistant Professor of Entomology


814-863-5752

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Director of Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment
  • Bioenergy and Bioresource Engineering


814-865-3722

Areas of Expertise:
  • Lignocellulosic biomass conversion
  • Bioenergy
  • Manure conversion
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Professor and Head of Food Science


814-863-2959

Areas of Expertise:
  • Microbiology
  • Dairy Products Processing
  • Instructor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Alumni Relations


814-863-0362

  • Professor, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, and Biology
  • Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia


814-865-2292

Areas of Expertise:
  • Adaptation to extreme environments with microbes
  • Assistant Professor, Plant Virology


814-867-5372

Areas of Expertise:
  • plant virology
  • microbe plant interaction
  • vectors of plant viruses and of other plant pathogenic microbes
  • plant disease prediction and management models
  • Professor of Agronomy


814-863-1018

Areas of Expertise:
  • Grain crop management
  • Corn management and hybrid evaluation
  • Corn silage management
  • Soybean management and variety evaluation
  • Winter wheat management and variety evaluation
  • Winter barley management and variety evaluation
  • Interseeding cover crops in corn and soybeans
  • Professor of Rural Sociology


814-863-8641

Areas of Expertise:
  • Gender and Agriculture
  • Women Farmers
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Gender and Climate Change
  • Assistant Professor of Biological and Chemical Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology


814-865-1931

Areas of Expertise:
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Modeling & Optimization
  • Associate 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
  • Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture
  • (Berks Campus Agricultural Program Coordinator)


610-396-6161

  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-2979

  • Research Associate
  • Machinery Systems


814-863-8124

Areas of Expertise:
  • agricultural safety and health
  • agricultural machinery
  • fluid power
  • alternative fuels
  • edible oils
  • biodiesel
  • Assistant Professor of Entomology and Biology


814-867-6279

  • Associate Professor of Turfgrass Nutrition/Soil Fertility


814-863-1015

  • Associate Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program


814-863-6781

Areas of Expertise:
  • Virology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Viral Budding
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Virus-like Particles
  • Zoonoses
  • Research Associate


814-865-0211

  • Instructor
  • Design of Wood Structures


814-280-1390

  • Associate Professor
  • 4-H Curriculum Specialist


814-863-7444

  • Associate Professor of Pomology


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree fruit production
  • Orchard management systems
  • Crop load management of tree fruit
  • Fruit tree pruning and training
  • Professor of Horticulture


814-863-2250

  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Coordinator, Environmental Resource Management Program
  • Assistant ENRI Director for Environmental Education
  • Water Resources


814-865-6942

Areas of Expertise:
  • Wetland biogeochemistry
  • Riparian wetlands
  • Construction of wetlands for waste treatment
  • Pollutant impacts on aquatic systems
  • Associate Professor of Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • Program Director, Computation, Bioinformatics and Statistics (CBIOS) Predoctoral Training Program
  • Co-Director, IBIOS Graduate Program Option in Bioinformatics and Genomics, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences


814-863-0658

  • Assistant Professor, Mammalogy and Ecology


814-863-0135

  • Research Associate
  • Community and Economic Development Graduate Program Coordinator (and Instructor)
  • Co-Director of Consumer Services Information System Project
  • Co-Director of State Weatherization program Evaluation Project


814-863-8653

  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Director, Environment and Natural Resources Institute


814-865-8270

  • Senior Research Assistant


814-863-7399

  • Professor of Bioproducts Marketing
  • BRS Graduate Program Coordinator


814-865-8841

Areas of Expertise:
  • B2B marketing - bioproduct industries
  • Biorefinery value stream outputs
  • Senior Lecturer in Forest Resources and Extension Education
  • Natural Resources & Youth Extension Specialist


814-865-4261

Areas of Expertise:
  • Youth and Natural Resources Education
  • Forest Stewardship
  • Natural Resources Volunteerism
  • Private Forestland Management
  • Connecting Youth with Nature
  • Forest Dendrology and Botany
  • Associate Professor of Geography
  • Director for the Center for Landscape Dynamics


814-865-6693

  • Associate Professor


717-531-4623

  • Extension Veterinarian and Research Associate


  • Associate Professor of Equine Science


814-865-0698

Areas of Expertise:
  • Nutritional Influences on Growth and Development
  • Mammalian Patterns of Growth
  • Dietary Energy Sources Impact on Metabolism
  • Gastrointestinal Permeability
  • Gastrointestinal Health and Inflammation
  • Grazing Strategies for Horse Health and Performance
  • Equine Pasture and Manure Management Practices
  • Distinguished Professor of Ichthyology


814-863-0645

  • J. Franklin Styer Professor


814-863-6167

  • Professor of Environmental Soil Science


814-863-7640

Areas of Expertise:
  • Composting and compost utilization
  • Mined land reclamation
  • Restoration of degraded soils
  • Biomass crop production
  • Professor of Forest Biology
  • Director of The Arboretum at Penn State


814-865-9351

  • Extension Horse Specialist
  • Associate Professor of Equine Science


814-865-7810

Areas of Expertise:
  • Implementing Conservation Practices
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Equine Care and Management
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Equine Pasture and Manure Management
  • Riding Area Surfaces
  • Director of Graduate Programs, World Campus


814-863-6726

  • Assistant Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management


814-867-1756

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology


814-865-2561

Areas of Expertise:
  • Population and environment
  • International development
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Migration


814-865-2561

Areas of Expertise:
  • Population and environment
  • International development
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Migration
  • Professor and Huck Scholar in Ecological Entomology


814-865-2480

  • Instructor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Controls


814-865-2252

Areas of Expertise:
  • Electronic instrumentation and control
  • Fluid power systems
  • Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education


814-867-3718

Areas of Expertise:
  • rural poverty
  • spatial inequality
  • gender and development
  • gender, disaster, and climate change
  • Associate Professor of Entomology
  • Extension Specialist


814-865-7082

Areas of Expertise:
  • Insect ecology
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Conservation biological control
  • Chemical ecology
  • Gall insects
  • Professor Emeritus


  • Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology
  • Director, Center for Chemical Ecology


814-863-1770

  • Professor


814-777-4498

Areas of Expertise:
  • Epidemiology and management of turfgrass diseases
  • Population biology of turfgrass pathogens
  • Host defense response in turfgrass pathosystem
  • Chemical control of turfgrass diseases
  • Extension Veterinarian
  • Professor of Veterinary Science


814-865-6995

Areas of Expertise:
  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Dairy herd health
  • Metabolic disease
  • Reproduction
  • Nutrition reproduction interactions
  • Small ruminants
  • Llamas and Alpacas
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Faculty Member, The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
  • Faculty Member, Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease (CMIID)


814-865-6842

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food-based approach to chronic disease prevention
  • Foodomics and Metabolomics
  • Proteomics
  • Professor of Molecular Toxicology
  • Molecular Toxicology Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-8532

Areas of Expertise:
  • Toxicology
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Drug Discovery
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School
  • Professor of Poultry Science, Endocrine Physiology, and Nutrition


814-865-2516

  • Adjunct Professor of Fisheries Ecology
  • Assistant Unit Leader, PA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit


814-865-6592

Areas of Expertise:
  • Fisheries ecology
  • Hierarchical modeling
  • Macrosystems ecology
  • Ecological stressors
  • Species of management concern
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator


814-865-7858

Areas of Expertise:
  • Biosecurity and disease prevention in backyard and small commercial Flocks
  • Poultry diseases and management interactions
  • Avian toxicology
  • Diseases of game birds,pigeons, exotic and pet birds
  • Poultry Handling and Transportation Animal Welfare
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology
  • Assistant Unit Leader,
  • PA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit


814-867-4763

Areas of Expertise:
  • Applied Spatial Ecology
  • Disease Epidemiology
  • Stable Isotope Ecology
  • Professor of Soil Science / Soil Physics
  • Graduate Coordinator


814-863-6714

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-863-8632

Areas of Expertise:
  • Applied econometrics
  • Household and firm-level choice & performance
  • Computational simulation
  • Applied game modeling
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Associate Professor of Youth and International Development
  • Domestic Engaged Scholarship Faculty Lead


814-863-2695

Areas of Expertise:
  • Civic Engagement and Social Change
  • International and domestic community development
  • Senior Research Assistant & Lecturer


814-865-0717

Areas of Expertise:
  • Ornamental plant disease diagnosis, conifer diseases. Mycology, fungal isolation, microscopy, photographic documentation, chromatography, laboratory safety & management.
  • Instructor of Animal Science
  • Adviser, Collegiate Cattlewomen


814-867-4917

  • Assistant Professor of Forage Management


814-865-9552

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forage Crops
  • Plant-Animal Interaction
  • Pasture/Grazing management
  • Harvested forages
  • Ensiled forages
  • Extending the grazing season
  • Visiting Professor
  • Geiser Lab


814-865-7448

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics


814-865-9216

Areas of Expertise:
  • Environmental Economics
  • Urban and Land Use Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Nonmarket Valuation
  • Policy Analysis
  • Associate Professor of Immunology


814-863-2933

Areas of Expertise:
  • Immunology
  • Development and function of skin-resident lymphocytes
  • Skin inflammatory disease and infections
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Associate Professor


814-867-0324

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular plant-microbe interactions
  • Disease resistance and abiotic stress tolerance
  • Functional genomics and biotechnology
  • Genome editing and engineering
  • Rice, tomato, potato and mushroom precision breeding
  • Gene-edited and genetically modified organisms
  • Research Associate


814-865-2807

Areas of Expertise:
  • Engineering Mechanics of Materials; Characterization of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Agricultural and Biological Materials
  • Powder Mechanics; Storage, Conveying, Mixing, Size Reduction, Flow, Segregation, and Compaction of Particulate Materials
  • Mathematical/numerical modeling, simulation and analysis of mechanical behavior of particulate materials and biological materials
  • Applying mechanical engineering theories to the problems involving biological and particulate materials including renewable energy and consumer products
  • Professor Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Professor of Extension Education


814-863-7853

  • Associate Professor of Silviculture


814-865-4574

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forestry
  • Silviculture
  • Forest ecology
  • Disturbance ecology
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Graduate Program Coordinator


814-863-2960

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food process engineering
  • Food materials science
  • Biopolymers
  • Chocolate and confectionery
  • Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics


814-863-8247

Areas of Expertise:
  • environmental and resource economics
  • land economics
  • spatial modeling
  • non-market valuation