Agricultural and Biological Engineering

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomass conversion
  • Microbial ecology
  • Mathematical modeling

Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Child welfare
  • Criminal justice
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Qualitative methods
  • Rural Community Development
  • Substance Use

Animal Science

  • 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

Ecosystem Science and Management

  • Associate Research Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Adaptation to climate in forest trees
  • Seed movement under a changing climate
  • Forest ecosystem modeling
  • Director, Center for Private Forests
  • Assistant Research Professor, Private Forests Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest stewardship
  • Private forest landowners
  • Woodland care
  • Collaborative learning
  • Action research
  • Peer-to-peer education


  • Assistant Professor of Entomology

Areas of Expertise

  • Veterinary Entomology
  • Tick ecology and control
  • Filth fly management and behavior
  • Wildlife entomology
  • Arthropod behavior

Food Science

  • 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

Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

  • Department Head, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
  • Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology

Areas of Expertise

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

Plant Science

  • 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
  • Professor of Horticultural Systems Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable vegetable systems
  • Organic vegetable systems
  • Field vegetable production systems
  • High tunnel vegetable production systems
  • Hydroponic vegetable systems