Faculty

James (Jim) M. Affolter Larry R. Beuchat Professor for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research (Herbs & medicinal plants, plant conservation)
David Berle Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator (Urban & small farm organics, medicinal herbs)
Julie Campbell Assistant Research Scientist (Consumer horticulture)
Kate Cassity-Duffey Assistant Professor (Organic production)
Dario Chavez Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Peaches
Joann Conner Associate Research Scientist; Areas of Interest: Apomixis
Patrick J. Conner Professor; Areas of Interest: Pecan breeding
Timothy Coolong Professor (Vegetable production)
Mark Czarnota Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Weed science
Angelos Deltsidis Assistant Professor; Area of Interest: Postharvest Physiology
Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez Professor; Areas of Interest: Vegetables, plasticulture, protected agricultural technologies, organic production
Sheri Dorn Public Service Associate and State Master Gardener Coordinator; Area: Consumer Ornamentals
Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi Associate Professor (Controlled environment agriculture)
Rachel Itle Assistant Research Scientist; Area of Interest: Fruit Production and Genetics
Leo Lombardini Horticulture Department Head; Professor (Coffee beans & pecans)
Anish Malladi Associate Professor (Pomology)
Ted McAvoy Assistant Professor; Area of Interest: Vegetable production
Cecilia E. McGregor Professor; Areas of Interest: Cucurbit breeding, genetics and genomics
Savithri Nambeesan Assistant Research Scientist; Areas of Interest: Ripening and post-harvest physiology
Peggy Ozias-Akins D.W. Brooks 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
Zilfina Rubio Ames Assistant Professor; Areas of Interest: Blueberries and small fruits
John M. Ruter Allan M. Armitage Professor and Director, Trial Gardens at UGA; Areas of Interest: Ornamental Breeding and Production
Esther van der Knaap Professor; Areas of Interest: Tomatoes, genetics and genomics, plant development
Marc W. van Iersel Vincent J. Dooley Professor in Horticulture (Areas of Interest: Crop physiology and nutrition)
Lenny Wells 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
Ping Yu Assistant Professor, GGIA & CANR Faculty Liaison (Ornamentals in nursery & greenhouse production)
Donglin Zhang Professor; Areas of Interest: Ornamentals

Adjunct Faculty


Tom Kon Adjunct Assistant Professor
Scott Merkle Adjunct Professor of Horticulture
Cristina Pisani Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Off Campus Faculty


Wayne E. Mitchem

Extension Associate; Areas of Interest: Regional Orchard and  Vineyard Floor Vegetation Management Specialist
wayne_mitchem@ncsu.edu
828-684-3562


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Emeritus and Retired Faculty


 

Allan M. Armitage

Professor Emeritus
armitage@uga.edu



 

Michael Dirr

Professor Emeritus



 

Stanley J. Kays

Professor Emeritus
kaysstan@uga.edu

 

More about Stanley J. Kays

Postharvest Biology by Kays and Paull



 

David Knauft

Professor Emeritus
dknauft@uga.edu



 

Gerard Krewer

Professor Emeritus
gkrewer@uga.edu

229-392-1388



Jeff Lewis

ajlewis@uga.edu


 

Orville M. Lindstrom Jr.

Professor Emeritus
oml@uga.edu



 

Harry Mills

Professor Emeritus


 

Tim Smalley

Professor Emeritus
tsmalley@uga.edu



 

Darrell Sparks

Professor Emeritus
ds@uga.edu



 

Hazel Y. Wetzstein

Professor Emeritus
hwetzste@purdue.edu


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