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Administrative Faculty Appointment & Areas of Expertise
Dr. Sylvia M. Blankenship CALS Associate Dean for Administration; Professor; Postharvest physiology
Dr. A. Richard Bonanno CALS Associate Dean; Professor; North Carolina Cooperative Extension Director
Dr. Wayne G. Buhler Professor; Interim Department Head; Extension Specialist; Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator; Director of the Southern Region Pesticide Safety Education Center
Dr. John M. Dole CALS Interim Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs; Professor; Floricultural crops research
Dr. Julia L. Kornegay Professor; Director of Graduate Programs; Breeding and selection of annual and herbaceous perennials
Dr. Helen T. Kraus Undergraduate Coordinator and Associate Professor; Ornamentals research; Teaching: Nursery Management and Production, Plant Nutrition and Principles of Horticulture
Dr. Tom Monaco Coordinator of Commodity Relations and Emeritus Professor; Coordinator, Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium
Dr. David W. Monks Professor; Assistant Director of Research
Dr. Joseph C. Neal Professor; Departmental Extension Leader; Research and extension education for weed management systems in nursery crops, landscapes and Christmas trees
Dr. William R. Woodson North Carolina State University Chancellor
Dr. Eric Young Executive Director SAAESD; Professor; Apple Production, Apple Rootstocks
Horticultural Science Faculty
Dr. Hamid Ashrafi Assistant Professor; Blueberry Breeding and Genetics. Applied research program focuses on molecular breeding through marker assisted selection, genetic mapping, QTL analysis, bioinformatics and statistical genomics.
Mr. Roger B. Batts Researcher; Field Research Director at the NC State IR-4 Field Research Center
Dr. Ben Bergmann Research Associate; Floriculture research on cut flowers postharvest challenges, especially in regard to Botrytis cinerea susceptibility and ethylene sensitivity.
Dr. Lucy K. Bradley Associate Professor; Urban horticulture
Dr. James D. Burton Associate Professor; Herbicide and growth regulator research
Dr. Danesha Seth Carley Assistant Professor; Director of Southern Integrated Pest Management Center; Sustainable managed landscapes
Mr. José Cisneros Director, CALS Global Initiatives; Horticulture International & Entrepreneurship
Mr. Mark E. Clough Researcher; Potato breeding and genetics
Dr. Nancy G. Creamer

Professor; Director of Center for Environmental Farming Systems; Vegetable crops

Dr. Jeanine M. Davis Associate Professor & Extension Specialist; Organic agriculture in western North Carolina, culinary and medicinal herbs, non-timber forest products, mushrooms, and specialty crops
Ms. Nancy S. Doubrava Interpretive Specialist; JC Raulston Arboretum
Ms. Liz A. Driscoll Extension Associate; Extension youth programs
Dr. Rebecca Dunning Assistant Professor; Social and Economic Research and Evaluation Project and Research Director, NC Growing Together
Dr. Barbara A. Fair Associate Professor; Landscape Extension Specialist
Dr. Gina E. Fernandez Professor; Small Fruit Extension Specialist; Rubus breeding program
Dr. William C. Fonteno Professor; Floriculture, Soil and Water Relations, Soil Substrate Laboratory
Ms. Lisa M. Forehand Extension Associate; Extension/Outreach Coordinator for Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Dr. Christopher C. Gunter Associate Professor; Vegetable Production Specialist for the commercial vegetable industry
Dr. Ricardo Hernández Assistant Professor; Sustainable horticultural energy management, and controlled environment horticulture (greenhouse, vertical farm).
Dr. Massimo Iorizzo Assistant Professor, research focuses on genetics, genomics, germplasm improvement and breeding of small fruits (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.) and vegetable crops. He researches the health-promoting phytoactive compounds inherent in fruits and vegetables, while also investigating strategies for selecting, concentrating and preserving these phytochemicals.
Mr. Lee Ivy Lecturer; Teaching responsibilities include Tree and Grounds Maintenance, Ornamental Plants
Dr. Brian E. Jackson Associate Professor; Ornamental Horticulture
Dr. Katie M. Jennings Assistant Professor; Weed management in small fruits and vegetables
Dr. Tom Kon Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist. Serves the southeastern apple industry to address technological needs. Research interests include: crop load and canopy management, pruning and training systems, rootstock evaluations, mechanization of orchard practices, pre-harvest drop control, and cultural/chemical practices to improve fruit quality.
Dr. Sergei F. Krasnyanski. Senior Researcher; Plant Transformation Laboratory
Mr. Bryce Lane Lecturer; Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Dr. Anthony V. LeBude Associate Professor and Nursery Extension Specialist; Production, culture and use of ornamental nursery crops
Ms. Lis Meyer Lecturer, Teaching responsibilities include World of Horticulture, Home Plant Propagation, Home Landscape Maintenance, and Plant Propagation.
Mr. Wayne E. Mitchem Researcher and Extension Associate; Weed management in tree fruit and vine crops
Dr. Bode Olukolu Research Assistant Professor; Research encompass molecular genetics, genomics, bioinformatics and quantitative genetics.
Dr. Dilip R. Panthee Associate Professor; Breeding and development of tomato lines and cultivars
Dr. Michael L. Parker Associate Professor; Extension and research responsibilities for tree fruit
Mr. Kenneth V. Pecota Researcher; Research responsibilities in sweetpotato breeding and genetics.
Dr. Penelope M. Perkins-Veazie Professor; Postharvest Physiology / Fruit and vegetable crops
Dr. Thomas G. Ranney JC Raulston Professor; Woody ornamentals - genetics and breeding
Dr. Jonathan R. Schultheis Professor; Vegetable crops
Ms. Julieta T. Sherk Associate Professor; Landscape horticulture
Ms. Anne M. Spafford Associate Professor; Landscape design; Certified rain garden professional Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Landscape Architecture
Dr. Sara E. Spayd Professor; Bunch grape and wine industry
Ms. Robyn Stout Extension Associate; Outreach Coordinator for NC 10% Campaign State Program
Mr. Allan C. Thornton Extension Associate; Vegetable education programs
Mr. Mark Weathington Director; JC Raulston Arboretum
Dr. Todd C. Wehner Professor; Cucurbit breeding and genetics
Dr. Dennis J. Werner JC Raulston Distinguished Professor; Ornamental breeding and genetics
Dr. Brian E. Whipker Interim Assistant Department Head and Professor; Culture and economics of floricultural crops
Dr. John D. Williamson Associate Professor; Molecular biology
Dr. G. Craig Yencho William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Program Leader Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding and Genetics Programs; Sweetpotato and potato breeding and genetics

Adjunct Faculty - Alphabetic listing

Associate Faculty - Alphabetic listing