Sarah Lowder Assistant Professor, Viticulture Extension Specialist; Emphasis: Viticulture Horticulture
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Contact Information 706-542-1774

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Athens Campus
Office: 330 Hoke Smith Building

Dr. Lowder is the Horticulture Assistant Professor of Viticulture, having started in this position in early 2023. Dr. Lowder moved here from Oregon where she recently finished her PhD with Dr. Walt Mahaffee with the USDA-ARS. Her research involved working on fungicide resistance in grape powdery mildew. 


  • 20% Teaching
  • 75% Extension
  • 5% Service


  • PH.D. Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 2022
  • B.S. Biology and Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015