• Professor Emeritus, 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

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture
  • Global food and agricultural markets
  • Natural resource economics
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Nancy and John Steimer Professor of Agricultural Sciences
  • Professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology

Areas of Expertise

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

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, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment Graduate Faculty

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
  • Pollinator's health
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Bumble bees
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director for Education by Non-Traditional Delivery

Areas of Expertise

  • Food engineering and modeling
  • Heat and mass transfer during food processing
  • Microwaveable food product development
  • Chocolate processing
  • High pressure processing
  • 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
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Areas of Expertise

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

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
  • Assistant Professor in Family Studies, Child, and Youth Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Prevention Science
  • Risk and Protective Factors in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Evidence-based Programs
  • Program Implementation and Evaluation
  • Latent Variable Models
  • Emeritus 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
  • Microbial products
  • Assistant Research Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • My laboratory offers advanced commercial testing services for turfgrass pathogens via classical cultural, microscopic, and molecular methods (PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, ELISA, etc.,), and pesticide resistance and susceptibility testing of invasive pathogens. Our services support homeowners, golf course superintendents, and all turfgrass stakeholders. My research interests include (1) molecular epidemiology, plant-microbe interactions of fungi and viruses, (2) fungi secretome effector proteins and diagnostic tool development, and (3) characterization of newly reported plant pathogens of turfgrass and industrial hemp production.
  • 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
  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology
  • J. Lloyd & Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair of Epidemiology
  • Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Affiliate Researcher of Engineering Design in SEDTAPP

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
  • Assistant Teaching Professor in Turfgrass Weed Management
  • Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
  • Interim Director, Hamer Center
  • Professor Emerita, Agricultural and Extension Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Financial Education
  • Consumer Education
  • Professor of Water Resources
  • Co-hire, Institutes of Energy & the Environment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Areas of Expertise

  • BS in Forestry and Wildlife, Forest Products Utilization Concentration, Minor in Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997.
  • Ph.D. in Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2004. Recipient of USDA National Needs Fellowship, and participant in the Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science (CASS) program activities, administered in the Chemistry Department. Coursework in wood science and polymer chemistry.
  • Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil microbiology
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Soil quality
  • Ecological restoration
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Bayesian statistics
  • Hierarchical modeling
  • Applied statistics
  • Movement ecology
  • Demography
  • Terrestrial wildlife ecology
  • Department Head, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
  • Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology
  • Director, Penn State Microbiome Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Phytobacteriology
  • Translational Taxonomy
  • Systematic Bacteriology
  • Biological Control
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Evolutionary Ecology of Legumes and Rhizobia
  • Plant-microbe-climate interactions
  • Mutualism Evolution
  • Bio-inoculants and leguminous cover crops
  • Biological Nitrogen Fixation
  • Individual-based modeling
  • Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
  • Evolve and Resequence
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management Department
  • Program Director, Appalachian Botany and Ethnobotany, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Field Botany and Plant Taxonomy, Herbarium Methods
  • Non-timber Forest Products (e.g., Maple Syrup, Medicinal/Culinary Plants and Fungi)
  • Economic Botany and Ethnobotany
  • Plant Husbandry and Horticulture
  • Wild Plant Conservation, Management, and Policy
  • Invasive Plant Ecology, Ethnobotany, and Management
  • Appalachian Forest Plant Biology, Ecology, and Ethnobotany
  • Agroforestry, Forest Farming
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management Department
  • Program Director, Appalachian Botany and Ethnobotany, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Horticultural Crop and Seed Pathology
  • Plant & Fungal Reproductive Genetics
  • Population Ecology & Reproduction with GIS
  • Pedagogy and Online Curriculum Development
  • Meat Extension Specialist
  • Associate Professor - Animal Science

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
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Program Manager for the Gender Equity through Agriculture Research and Education Initiative

Areas of Expertise

  • International Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Conditional Cash Transfer Programs
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Director, Graduate Studies
  • Affiliated Faculty of the The Rock Ethics Institute

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.
  • Associate Professor of Viticulture

Areas of Expertise

  • Wine grape production
  • Grapevine physiology
  • cover crops
  • cold temperature stress
  • Professor of Pathology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology
  • Professor of Rural Sociology, Demography, and Public Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental demography
  • Spatial demography
  • Socio-environmental systems
  • Population-infrastructure dynamics
  • Computational and spatial analysis
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute

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

  • Development of emerging bioproducts
  • Additive manufacturing with lignocellulosic biomass
  • Applications of synthetic chemistry to lignin
  • Catalytic transformations of biomass
  • Spectroscopic characterization of bio-derived molecules
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Poultry Science
  • 4-H Youth Poultry Program Coordinator
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Penn State Poultry Science Club Adviser
  • Penn State Collegiate Poultry Judging Team Coach

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
  • Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Ecology, Graduate Coordinator
  • Associate Research Professor
  • Director, Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Corn Disease
  • Soybean Disease
  • Wheat Disease
  • Hemp Production
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial Ecology
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Assistant Professor of Soils and Environmental Microbiology
  • Assistant Professor of Soilborne Disease Dynamics and Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Fungal ecology and evolution
  • Soil & plant microbiome response to stress
  • Biological management of fungal & oomycete pathogens
  • Soil health and disease modeling
  • Professor of Geography
  • Director, Alliance for Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Development in Africa
  • Professor of Horticulture
  • Extension Specialist, Tree Fruit Production

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
  • Emeritus 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
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Science Literacy
  • Teacher Education
  • School-based Agricultural Education
  • Motivation
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Assistant Director of Food Safety & Quality Programs
  • Food Safety Extension Specialist - Muscle Foods

Areas of Expertise

  • Food safety
  • Food microbiology
  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Antimicrobials
  • Edible films
  • Spoilage
  • Meat, poultry, seafood, muscle foods
  • HACCP
  • Sanitation
  • Director and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
  • Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
  • Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy, Genetics
  • Program Coordinator, Plant Science Major
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbial community ecology
  • Plant-microbe interaction
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Ecological resilience and resistance
  • Causes and consequences of biodiversity
  • Animal Resource Program & IACUC Veterinarian
  • Instructor
  • Undergraduate Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Small Animal Science
  • 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
  • Director of E. coli Reference Center
  • Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Microbial pathogens
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Microbial genomics
  • Food Safety
  • Food Microbiology
  • 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
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • 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
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Equine Science
  • Penn State Horse Farm Coordinator
  • Penn State Horse Judging Team Coach
  • Interim Head and Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Root biology and ecology
  • Mycorrhizal ecology
  • Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Global Change Biology
  • Belowground Ecology
  • Fruit tree physiology
  • 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

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Fate And Control Of Pollutants In Soils And Water
  • Professor and Ibberson Chair in Community and Urban Forestry

Areas of Expertise

  • Technical assistance to municipalities in preparation and enactment of environmental ordinances and other policy.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Agribusiness Management

Areas of Expertise

  • consumer markets/behavior
  • farm & small firm management
  • technology adoption
  • marketing strategies & techniques
  • Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering, Undergraduate Program Chair of Energy and Fuels Engineering Option
  • 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
  • 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
  • Integrated Research and Extension Programs

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 of Agricultural Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Economics and Policy
  • Health Economics
  • International Trade
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Study of sediment transport
  • Ecohydrology
  • Mathematical modeling
  • 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 Emeritus of Forest Resources

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Director, Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science (SAFES)
  • Co-Director, Program on Coupled Human and Earth Systems (PCHES)

Areas of Expertise

  • Economy-wide 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
  • Associate Professor
  • 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
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Agribusiness

Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • AgTech entrepreneurship
  • Bio-renewable building product technologies
  • Firm-industry analytics
  • Assistant Professor of Food Animal Microbiomes

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Fusarium and Aspergillus
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal systematics and evolution
  • Fungal plant and animal pathogens
  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society
  • Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
  • Associate Chair, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences Graduate Program
  • 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 Landscape Architecture, Professor of Geography, Faculty-In-Charge Environmental Inquiry Minor
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Division of Science, Berks College
  • Department of Food Science, University Park
  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
  • Chair Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State
  • Executive Director, GardenGenetics LLC, Bellefonte PA
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Watershed Management Extension Specialist

Areas of Expertise

  • Watershed Management
  • Water Quality
  • Nitrogen Cycle
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Conservation Practices
  • Soil-Water Interactions
  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology
  • Director, Center for Pollinator Research

Areas of Expertise

  • Pollinators
  • Honey Bees
  • Social Insects
  • Genomics
  • Immunity
  • Behavior
  • Physiology
  • 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
  • J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany and Professor of Plant Molecular Biology

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Forage Crop Establishment, Management and Utilization
  • Perennial Warm-Season Grass Establishment and Management
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Frances Keesler Graham Early Career 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.
  • Associate Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Undergraduate Program
  • Director, Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC)
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Milk fat synthesis
  • Rumen fatty acid metabolism
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director, 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
  • Undergraduate Advisor
  • Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

Areas of Expertise

  • Laboratory Animal Medicine and Behavior
  • Professor & Department Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

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 Arthropod Ecology and Trophic Interactions

Areas of Expertise

  • Predator-Prey Interactions
  • Arthropod Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Biological Control
  • 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
  • Associate Professor of Biology and Entomology

Areas of Expertise

  • Systematics & Biodiversity
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Development
  • Pollinator Biology
  • Hymenoptera
  • Bumble bees
  • Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • food systems
  • sustainable agriculture
  • agrarian change
  • sustainability transitions
  • Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology
  • Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor

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
  • Dairy Extension Team

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Advisory Teams
  • Integrated Dairy Management
  • Professor of Entomology
  • Center for Chemical Ecology
  • Center for Pollinator Research

Areas of Expertise

  • Biology and ecology of invasive species
  • Insect-microbial symbiosis
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Insect virology
  • Pollination of forest trees
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Youth leadership development
  • Teaching and learning
  • Rasmussen Career Development Professor in Food Science
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science
  • Program Chair, Graduate Certificate Sensory & Consumer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Sensory Science
  • Flavor Chemistry & Flavor Biochemistry
  • Sensometrics
  • Sensory-assisted Breeding
  • Trace Analysis
  • Food Packaging
  • Associate Research Professor
  • 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
  • Distinguished 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
  • Director of the Animal Resource Program
  • Research Professor - Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • 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
  • 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 Emeritus

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
  • Coordinator, One Health Minor

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

  • Social Stratification
  • Demography
  • 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
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Soil Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Morphology
  • Soil Taxonomy
  • Soil Mapping
  • Soil Genesis
  • Pedology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Potting Media
  • Professor of Turfgrass Science
  • Associate Head, Department of Plant Science
  • Director, Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass Science
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Agronomy
  • Golf Course Management
  • Turfgrass Pathology
  • Weed management
  • Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Biocontrol
  • Fungal genetics and genomics
  • Microbial chemical ecology
  • Molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens
  • Professor, 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 of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Associate Director for Strategic Initiative, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

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

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
  • Associate Research Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Food Processing & Quality
  • Dairy Food Safety
  • Sensory Analysis of Dairy Products
  • Artisanal Cheese
  • Value-Added Dairy Products
  • Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Behavioral Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Animal behavior/ behavioral ecology
  • Animal cognition
  • Evolution
  • Neurogenomics
  • Computer Programming
  • 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

  • Alcoholic beverage trends
  • Wine consumer attitudes and behaviors
  • Produce and ethnic food marketing
  • Retail layout and design
  • Promotional strategies
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Metabolomics
  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Antimicrobial Drug Discovery
  • Ethnobotany and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Plant-associated Microbiomes
  • Botanical Dietary Supplements
  • Toxicology
  • Associate Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Community, Environment, and Development Program Coordinator
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic & 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
  • Assistant Professor of Avian Biology
  • Dorothy Foehr and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Functional Genomics
  • Genome Editing
  • Avian Genetic Engineering
  • Associate Professor

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
  • Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Career Development Professor of Food Safety
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbial Food Safety
  • Foodborne Pathogens
  • Genomic Epidemiology
  • Microbiomes in Food Systems
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Extension Tree Fruit Entomologist
  • Research 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 Research Professor
  • Fire and Natural Resources Management

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Social and economic values associated with private forests, including wildlife, carbon sequestration and water resources
  • Clinical Professor and Head of Microbiology Section
  • Associate Director, Animal Diagnostic Lab

Areas of Expertise

  • Infectious diseases
  • Pathogen-host interactions
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
  • Vaccines and therapeutic development
  • Immune responses to viruses
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Diagnostic assay development
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Evaluation
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • Human Decision Making
  • Behavior Change Theories and Frameworks
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Survey Methodology
  • Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis
  • 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. L. monocytogenes in tree fruit packinghouses.
  • 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 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
  • Emeritus Professor of Vegetable Crops