List of Program Coordinators for each graduate program.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • ABE Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Natural Resource Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Hydrology

Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science

  • Professor of Turfgrass Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass weed management
  • Turfgrass nutrient management
  • Irrigation water quality
  • Composts as soil amendments
  • Evaluation of turfgrass species and cultivars
  • Management and selection of grasses for non-mowed/naturalized areas

Agricultural and Extension Education

  • Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Agricultural and Extension Education and Applied Youth, Family, and Community Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Community
  • Community and Leadership Development
  • International Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Change/Social Movements
  • Rural Sociology
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology

Animal Science

  • Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Director of Graduate Studies - Animal Science Program
  • Poultry and Avian Science Minor Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Avian amino acid and lipid nutrition and metabolism
  • Modification of poultry meat and eggs to enhance human health

Applied Youth, Family, & Community Education

  • Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Agricultural and Extension Education and Applied Youth, Family, and Community Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Community
  • Community and Leadership Development
  • International Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Change/Social Movements
  • Rural Sociology
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology

Bioinformatics and Genomics

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology

BioRenewable Systems

  • Associate Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • BRS Graduate Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation

Biotechnology

  • Director, Master of Biotechnology Degree Program
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Community and Economic Development

  • 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

Ecology

  • Distinguished Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry
  • Chair of Ecology Intercollege Graduate Degree Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Carbon cycle
  • Forest ecosystems
  • Sustainable agriculture

Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics

  • Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Graduate Program Director: Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics (EEFE)

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Economics
  • Urban and Land Use Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Nonmarket Valuation
  • Policy Analysis

Entomology

  • Professor of Entomology

Areas of Expertise

  • Insect ecology
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Conservation biological control
  • Chemical ecology
  • Gall insects

Food Science

  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Food process engineering
  • Food materials science
  • Biopolymers
  • Chocolate and confectionery

Forest Resources

  • Associate Professor of Forest Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Global change ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Community ecology

Genetics

  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Hematology
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Anemia Research
  • Leukemia

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology

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

Molecular Medicine

  • Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
  • Associate Chair, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences Graduate Program

Molecular Toxicology

  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Metabolomics
  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Antimicrobial Drug Discovery
  • Ethnobotany and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Plant-associated Microbiomes
  • Botanical Dietary Supplements
  • Toxicology

Neuroscience

Pathobiology

  • Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Virology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Viral Budding
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Virus-like Particles
  • Zoonoses

Plant Pathology

  • Professor of Vegetable Pathology
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrated vegetable disease management
  • Plant pathogen diagnosis
  • Disease monitoring and forecasting
  • Sustainable crop production

Rural Sociology

  • Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Director of Graduate Studies

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

Soil Science

  • Associate Professor of Forest Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Global change ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Community ecology

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

  • Associate Professor of Forest Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Global change ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Community ecology

Office for Research and Graduate Education

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217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802