Faculty

Horticulture Faculty

James M. Affolter Professor and Director of Research of State Botanical Garden; Areas of Interest: Herbs and medicinal plants, plant conservation
David Christian Berle Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Sustainable food systems, landscape design
George E. Boyhan Professor; Areas of Interest: Vegetables
Matthew Chappell Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Nursery production
Dario Chavez Assistant Professor; Areas of Interest: Peaches
Joann Conner Assistant Research Scientist; Areas of Interest: Apomixis
Patrick J. Conner Professor; Areas of Interest: Pecan breeding
Tim Coolong Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Vegetables
Mark Czarnota Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Weed science
Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez Professor; Areas of Interest: Vegetables, plasticulture, protected agricultural technologies
Sheri T. Dorn Public Service Assistant and State Master Gardener Coordinator; Area: Consumer Ornamentals; PhD Graduate Research Assistant
Cain Hickey Assistant Professor; Area of Interest: Viticulture
Rachel Itle Assistant Research Scientist; Area of Interest: Fruit Production and Genetics
Anish Malladi Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Pomology
Cecilia E. McGregor Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Cucurbit breeding, genetics and genomics
Savithri Nambeesan Assistant Research Scientist; Areas of Interest: Ripening and post-harvest physiology
D. Scott NeSmith Professor; Areas of Interest: Blueberries
Peggy Ozias-Akins Professor; Areas of Interest: Molecular genetics of plant development
Bodie V. Pennisi Professor; Areas of Interest: Commercial landscape
Carol D. Robacker Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Ornamental breeding
John M. Ruter Professor and UGA Trial Gardens Director; Areas of Interest: Ornamentals
Tim Smalley Interim Department Head/Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Landscape and grounds management
Erick Smith Assistant Professor; Areas of Interest: Pomology
Paul A. Thomas Professor; Areas of Interest: Floriculture
Esther van der Knaap Professor; Areas of Interest: Tomatoes, genetics and genomics, plant development
Marc W. van Iersel Professor/Dooley Professorship; Areas of Interest: Crop physiology and nutrition
Lenny Wells Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Pecans
Bob Westerfield Senior Public Service Associate; Areas of Interest: Consumer fruits and vegetables
Dayton Wilde Professor; Areas of Interest: Molecular biology, Dooley Professorship
Donglin Zhang Professor; Areas of Interest: Ornamentals, Dirr Professorship

Adjunct Faculty

Scott Merkle Adjunct Professor of Horticulture

Emeritus and Retired Faculty


 

 

Allan M. Armitage

Professor Emeritus
armitage@uga.edu

 

 

David Knuaft

Professor Emeritus
dknauft@uga.edu

 

 

Stanley J. Kays

Professor Emeritus
kaysstan@uga.edu

 

 

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Jeff Lewis

ajlewis@uga.edu

 

 

Orville M. Lindstrom Jr.

oml@uga.edu

 

 

 

Harry Mills

 

 

Darrell Sparks

Professor Emeritus
ds@uga.edu

 

 

Hazel Y. Wetzstein

Professor Emeritus
hwetzste@purdue.edu


Off Campus Faculty


Tom Kon

Assistant Professor
Area of Interest: Apples

 
tom_kon@ncsu.edu
828-684-3562

Wayne E. Mitchem

Extension Associate
Area of Interest: Regional Orchard and  Vineyard Floor Vegetation Management Specialist

wayne_mitchem@ncsu.edu
828-684-3562

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David W. Lockwood

Professor
Area of Interest:Apples, Peaches, Bunch Grapes

dlockwood@utk.edu
865-974-7324