Sarah Lowder Assistant Professor, Viticulture Extension Specialist; Emphasis: Viticulture Horticulture
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Mailing Address Athens, CAES Campus 1123 Miller Plant Sciences, Athens, GA 30602

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Athens Campus
Office: 1123 Miller Plant Sciences

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


  • HORT 3050 Viticulture and Enology in the Mediterranean Region
  • HORT 4310/6310 Vineyard Production and Management


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