• Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics

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
  • Professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Poultry Nutrition
  • Bio-Statistics
  • Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • Assistant Professor of Entomology

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Social behavior
  • Chemical ecology
  • Pollinators health
  • Physiology
  • Genetic
  • Bumblebees
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Chair of the Cocoa, Chocolate, and Confectionery Research Group
  • Waller Professor of Biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant abiotic stress responses
  • Guard cell signaling
  • Heterotrimeric G protein signaling in rice and Arabidopsis
  • RNA structure-function relationships
  • Wildlife Veterinarian, PA Game Commission
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer and Research Associate
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Areas of Expertise

  • Invasion Ecology
  • Population Genetics
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Conservation Biology
  • Animal Coloration
  • Island Biology
  • Alan R. Warehime Professor of Agribusiness
  • Director Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Chemical Ecology
  • Professor of Entomology

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Entomology and Ecology
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
  • Insect Pathology
  • Women and Gender in Science
  • Women and Agriculture
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Extension Veterinarian
  • Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Transition cow management
  • Dairy cattle reproduction
  • Farm personnel training and performance
  • Dairy production medicine
  • Cow comfort
  • Professor of Horticulture

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Fertility
  • Soil Testing
  • Nutrient Management
  • Manure Management
  • Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes

Areas of Expertise

  • High-throughput sequencing
  • Crop-associated microbiomes
  • Impacts of disturbance on plant-microbe relationships
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Professor of Mushrooms

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
  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology
  • Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Research Assistant
  • Instructor

Areas of Expertise

  • Fabrication of research test equipment in metal, wood & plastic
  • Computer aided design and analysis
  • Design for additive manufacturing
  • Engineering education
  • Vernon E. Norris Faculty Fellow of Poultry Nutrition
  • Assistant Professor of Poultry Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Poultry Nutrition
  • Feed Manufacturing
  • Pellet Quality
  • Senior Instructor in Turfgrass Weed Management
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Consumer Issues

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
  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology

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
  • UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Economics
  • Water Resource Economics
  • Nonmarket Valuation
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Stormwater and Green Infrastructure
  • Transportation Economics
  • Professor of Wildlife Resources
  • Extension Wildlife Specialist

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Veterinary Forensic Pathology
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
  • Professor of Plant Stress Biology

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Field Botany, Plant Taxonomy and Systematics, Herbarium Methods
  • Non-timber Forest Products (e.g., Maple Syrup, Medicinal/Culinary Plants and Fungi)
  • Economic Botany and Ethnobotany
  • Forest Biology, Ecology and Stewardship
  • Plant Husbandry and Horticulture
  • Wild Plant Conservation, Management, and Policy
  • Invasive Plant Ecology, Ethnobotany, and Management
  • Appalachian Forest Plant Biology, Ecology, and Ethnobotany
  • Agroforestry and Agroecology
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural science pedagogy and curriculum development
  • Plant and fungal reproductive genetics
  • Population ecology and genetics with GIS
  • Associate Dean and Director of Special Programs
  • Meat Extension Specialist

Areas of Expertise

  • Processed Meats
  • Food Safety
  • Thermal Processing & Smoking
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems
  • 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
  • Professor of Molecular Genetics
  • Director of The Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics

Areas of Expertise

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

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

Areas of Expertise

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental sociology
  • Food and agricultural ethics
  • Science, knowledge, and technology
  • Culture and consumption
  • Social psychology
  • Animals and society
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Smart sensing systems for precision agriculture
  • Robotics/machine vision applications in specialty crop production
  • Deep learning and big data analysis for detecting/assessing crop health
  • Unmanned aerial system (UAS) in agriculture
  • Automation of agricultural production system
  • Professor of Maize Genetics

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
  • Senior Instructor
  • Extension Specialist
  • - 4-H Youth and Small Specialty Flock Poultry Programs
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Adviser for Poultry Science Club
  • Coach Collegiate Poultry Judging

Areas of Expertise

  • Embryology in the Classroom
  • Poultry Judging
  • Purebred and Exhibition Poultry
  • Incubation
  • Small Specialty Poultry Production
  • General Poultry Production Management
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Gut Microbiome
  • Carbohydrate Active Enzymes
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Resistant Starch
  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Director, Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Corn Disease
  • Soybean Disease
  • Wheat Disease
  • Field Crops Disease Management
  • Professor and Head

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant mineral nutrition
  • Micronutrient transport
  • Molecular mechanisms of iron transport
  • Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • Professor of Food Science;
  • Chair of the Ingredients as Materials Impact Group
  • Professor of Horticulture

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 of Weed Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Managing weedy plants in agroecosystems
  • Conservation tillage and cover crops
  • Herbicide use
  • Integrated weed management
  • Weed management in organic cropping systems
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Extension Assistant Director of Programs
  • Food Safety Extension Specialist - Muscle Foods
  • Chair of the Food Safety Impact Group

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Tree Diseases
  • Biocontrol
  • Director and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
  • Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
  • Associate Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Information Systems
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of the Frost Entomological Museum
  • Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy, Genetics
  • Professor of Horticulture and Plant Ecosystem Health

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 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Bioprocess and Food Safety Engineering

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.
  • Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable vegetable production systems
  • Plant nutrition, soil fertility and irrigation management
  • Alternatives to chemical soil fumigation
  • Vegetable response to abiotic stress
  • Vegetable quality
  • Agrobiodiversity and novel vegetable products
  • Agronomic biofortification
  • Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Instructor, Small Animal Sciences
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Adviser for the Small and Exotic Animals Club (SEAC)

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Associate Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • No-tillage
  • Cover crops
  • Soil compaction
  • Soil health
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil conservation
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Assistant Professor of Hydrology

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecohydrology
  • Hydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Terrain Analysis
  • Water Quality
  • Watershed Management
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator

Areas of Expertise

  • Emphasis on diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry, waterfowl, gamebirds.
  • Board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.
  • Assistant Research Professor in Storage Root Physiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Root Crop Physiology
  • Abiotic Stress
  • Breeding for Environmental Stress Resistance
  • Phenotyping and Database Management
  • Morphometrics of Flowers and Other Plant Organs
  • Assistant Research Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Rural and Natural Resource Sociology
  • Energy & Technology Transitions
  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Instructor, Equine Science
  • Penn State Horse Farm Coordinator
  • Penn State Horse Judging Team Coach
  • Professor of Woody Plant Physiology
  • Chair of Ecology Intercollege Graduate Degree Program

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
  • Wine oxidation
  • Hop chemistry
  • Antioxidants
  • Lipid oxidation
  • Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Director of Graduate Studies - Animal Science Program
  • Poultry and Avian Science Minor Coordinator
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Fate And Control Of Pollutants In Soils And Water

Areas of Expertise

  • Fate And Control Of Pollutants In Soils And Water
  • Professor
  • Ibberson Chair in Urban and Community Forestry
  • Extension Specialist, Community and Urban Forestry
  • Agribusiness Management Instructor

Areas of Expertise

  • consumer markets/behavior
  • farm & small firm management
  • technology adoption
  • marketing strategies & techniques
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrated management of field crop diseases
  • Plant disease epidemiology
  • Statistical methods for the agricultural sciences
  • Department Head
  • Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Beef cattle nutrition
  • Beef cattle metabolism
  • Beef cattle management
  • Feedlot nutrition and management
  • Associate Professor of Fisheries Management
  • Associate Director of Academic Programs
  • Professor of Latin American History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 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).
  • 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

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Computable general equilibrium modeling
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Integrated assessment
  • Professor of Entomology

Areas of Expertise

  • Insect population dynamics
  • IPM
  • Professor of Plant Genetics

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant genetics and breeding
  • Molecular breeding
  • Biotic stresses
  • Abiotic stresses
  • Plant nutritional quality
  • Tomato
  • Agricultural Teacher Educator

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbiome
  • Epidemiology
  • Food Production Systems
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Mastitis
  • Animal Health and Productivity
  • Professor and Interim Department Head
  • Director, Fusarium Research Center

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

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
  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor & Program Coordinator of VBS Undergraduate Studies
  • Professor of Entomology
  • Director, Center for Pollinator Research

Areas of Expertise

  • Pollinators
  • Honey Bees
  • Social Insects
  • Genomics
  • Immunity
  • Behavior
  • Physiology
  • Associate Professor Vegetable Pathology

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant Genomics and Genetics
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Theobroma cacao (cocoa)
  • Assistant Research Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Hydropedology, Near-surface Geophysics, Ecohydrology
  • Remote Sensing of Environment, Climate Change
  • Critical Zone Science, Ecology and Evolution
  • Professor of Forage Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Forage Crop Establishment, Management and Utilization
  • Perennial Warm-Season Grass Establishment and Management
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Genomics
  • Human Genetics
  • Exposome
  • Genetic Interactions (Epistasis)
  • Gene-Environment Interactions
  • Complex Disease
  • Precision Medicine
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Metabolomics
  • Professor of Immunology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Undergraduate Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • Regulation of innate immunity, hematopoiesis and cellular transformation by receptor tyrosine kinases.
  • Interim Director of the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Management
  • Risk Management
  • Production Economics
  • Associate Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Processing
  • Food Rheology
  • Food Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Nutritional Physiology

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Sensory science
  • Human psychophysics
  • Taste biology
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Food choice
  • Ingestive behavior
  • Consumer acceptability
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanization and Automation for Specialty Crops
  • Robotic Solutions for Agricultural Applications
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Electro-Hydraulic Control System
  • Penn State Volunteer Curator, Pasto Agricultural Museum
  • Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering for specialty crop production systems
  • Quality evaluation of specialty crops
  • Professor of Dairy Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Heifer nutrition and management
  • Effective fiber for dairy cows
  • Assistant Professor of Arthropod Ecology and Trophic Interactions
  • Assistant Professor of Animal Science
  • Livestock Extension, Swine Specialist

Areas of Expertise

  • Swine Production and Management
  • Swine Growth and Development
  • Swine Reproductive Physiology
  • Nutritional Influences on Growth and Development
  • Assistant Professor of Biology and Entomology
  • Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Bacteriology
  • Phyllosphere Microbiology
  • Protein-mediated Bacterial Antagonism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Program Coordinator, Landscape Contracting Major
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Biological filtration
  • Natural Swimming Pools
  • Sustainable Landscape Design
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Associate Professor of Dairy Science
  • Cooperative Extension, Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Advisory Teams
  • Integrated Dairy Management
  • Professor of Entomology

Areas of Expertise

  • Biology and ecology of invasive species
  • Symbiosis
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Insect virology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Youth leadership development
  • Teaching and learning
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Nutrition
  • Protein Nutrition of Dairy Cows
  • Rumen Fermentation
  • Nitrogen Utilization
  • Methane Mitigation
  • Environment
  • Associate Professor of Poultry Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Hatchery and Incubation Management
  • Turkey Management
  • Broiler Management
  • Avian Physiology
  • Avian Reproductive Management
  • Game Bird Management
  • Assistant Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
  • Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs
  • Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Competence
  • Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerobiology
  • Food security
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Professor of Forest Resources

Areas of Expertise

  • Water Energy Food Nexus
  • Bioenergy
  • Agroforestry
  • Forest Economics and Finance
  • International Forestry
  • Forest Extension
  • Non Timber Forest Products
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics

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

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Population biology
  • Ecology of plant-associated microorganisms
  • Fusarium and Verticillium wilts
  • Tombros Early Career Professor
  • Associate Professor, Turfgrass Management
  • Director, Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass Science
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Agronomy
  • Golf Course Management
  • Turfgrass pathology
  • plant pathology
  • Weed management
  • Professor

Areas of Expertise

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbial pathogenomics and molecular epidemiology. 
  • Associate Professor of Crop Production / Ecology

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Global change ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Community ecology
  • Dairy Foods Research & Extension Associate

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Wine marketing strategies
  • Wine consumer attitudes and behaviors
  • Produce and ethnic food marketing
  • Retail layout and design
  • Social media strategies
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Associate Professor of Production Systems and Modeling

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Immunologic mechanisms of Bordetella
  • Pathogenesis of Francisella tularensis
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Development of BSL-3 research programs
  • Assistant Professor of Animal Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Beef Cattle
  • Block and Bridle Club Adviser
  • Collegiate Cattlewomen Adviser
  • Distinguished Professor of Clay Mineralogy

Areas of Expertise

  • Materials from plants and plant by-products
  • Use of clays for remediation;Slow release fertilizers with minerals
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Foodborne Pathogens
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • Comparative, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
  • Microbiomes
  • Extension Tree Fruit Entomologist
  • Senior Research Associate/Research Associate Professor

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
  • Assistant Professor of Fire and Natural Resources Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Fire Ecology
  • Fire Behavior and Effects
  • Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest Policy and Economics
  • Social and economic values associated with private forests, wildlife and water resources

Areas of Expertise

  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
  • Diagnostic assay development
  • Immune responses to viruses
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Viral vaccines and Anti-virals
  • Department Head of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography
  • Associate Professor

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

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

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 Turfgrass Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass disease and weed management
  • Turfgrass nutrient management
  • Soil fertility and fertilizers
  • Irrigation water quality
  • Composts as soil amendments
  • Evaluation of turfgrass species and cultivars
  • Management and selection of grasses for non-mowed/naturalized areas
  • Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology
  • Professor of International Affairs and Affiliate Law Faculty
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Machinery and Biomass Logistics

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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Marketing
  • Food and Energy Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Assistant Professor of Poultry Science and Avian Health

Areas of Expertise

  • Diseases of Broilers
  • Coccidiosis
  • Necrotic Enteritis
  • Ascites
  • Clinical Professor
  • Avian Virologist
  • Section Head, Avian Virology, ADL

Areas of Expertise

  • Avian Virology- Isolation/Identification of Various Avian Viruses
  • Animal Models for Pathogenicity and Vaccine-Challenge Studies
  • Avian Influenza Virus Monoclonal Antibodies & Assays Development
  • Avian Reovirus Genotyping and Full Genomic Characterizations
  • NGS-Next Generation Sequencing in Diagnostic Virology
  • Molecular & Monoclonal-based Virology Assays Development
  • Biosensor and Nanotechnology Assays in Virus Detection
  • 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

Areas of Expertise

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Transfusion
  • Medicine
  • Professor of Plant Nutrition

Areas of Expertise

  • crop ecophysiology
  • plant adaptation to abiotic stress
  • plant genetics
  • simulation modeling
  • Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair of Functional Genomics
  • Professor of Biology
  • Professor of Plant Science
  • Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies. Penn State Altoona.
  • Head and Professor of Horticulture

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
  • Associate Teaching Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Biological Engineering Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Functional Genomics
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant Disease Resistance
  • Plant – Microbes Interactions
  • Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science

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

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

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
  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Water quality
  • Stormwater management
  • Green infrastructure
  • Urban ecohydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Head and Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • packaging
  • sustainable business
  • pallets
  • zero waste
  • sports greening
  • wood and paper industry
  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Animal Science Major
  • Senior Instructor
  • Professor of Geography

Areas of Expertise

  • remote sensing
  • GIS
  • soils
  • geomorphology
  • land change
  • Associate Professor of Meat Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Director, Penn State Better Kid Care Program

Areas of Expertise

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