Faculty

James M. Affolter Professor/Larry R. Beuchat Professorship; 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
Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva Assistant Professor; Area of Interest: Vegetables
Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez Professor; Areas of Interest: Vegetables, plasticulture, protected agricultural technologies
Sheri Dorn Public Service Associate 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 Armitage Endowed Professor and Director, Trial Gardens at UGA; Areas of Interest: Ornamental Breeding and Production
Tim Smalley Interim Department Head/Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Landscape and grounds management
Erick Smith Assistant Professor; Areas of Interest: Pomology
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 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
Donglin Zhang Professor; Areas of Interest: Ornamentals

Off Campus Faculty


 

Tom Kon

Assistant Professor; Areas of Interest: Apples
 
tom_kon@ncsu.edu
828-684-3562



 

David W. Lockwood

Professor; Areas of Interest: Apples, Peaches, Bunch Grapes

dlockwood@utk.edu
865-974-7324



Wayne E. Mitchem

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

wayne_mitchem@ncsu.edu
828-684-3562


Adjunct Faculty

Scott Merkle Adjunct Professor of Horticulture

Emeritus and Retired Faculty


 

Allan M. Armitage

Professor Emeritus
armitage@uga.edu



 

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



 

Darrell Sparks

Professor Emeritus
ds@uga.edu



 

Hazel Y. Wetzstein

Professor Emeritus
hwetzste@purdue.edu