Faculty Extension and Outreach Directory

Nina Bassuk

Terence Bates

Gary Bergstrom

Professor; Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section Chair

Email: gcb3@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Biology, epidemiology, and integrated management of diseases of wheat, corn, soybean, forage legumes
Full profile


Elizabeth Bihn

Elizabeth Bihn

Senior Extension Associate, Department of Food Science

Email: eab38@cornell.edu

Department of Food Science (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture
Interests: Produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Full profile


Thomas Björkman


Lori Brewer

Lori Brewer

Senior Extension Associate

Email: ljb7@cornell.edu

SectionHorticulture (Ithaca)
Interests: Garden-based learning, adult outreach, Master Gardener Volunteer program, horticultural citizen science
Full profile



Susan Brown

Professor; CALS Associate Dean and NYSAES Director

Email: skb3@cornell.edu

Sections: Horticulture, Plant Breeding & Genetics (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Marker-assisted breeding; apple breeding
Full profile



Thomas Burr

Professor

Email: tjb1@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Fruit crop diseases; grape crown gall; biological control
Full profile


Juliet Carroll

Senior Extension Associate; Fruit IPM Coordinator

Email: jec3@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Integrated pest management; tree fruit; grapes; berries
Full profile


Lailiang Cheng


Alan Collmer

Andrew J. and Grace B. Nichols Professor

Email: arc2@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology
Interests: Molecular phytobacteriology; microbial genomics
Full profile, Research site


Kerik Cox

Associate Professor

Email: kdc33@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Orchard fungal ecology, fungicide resistance, pesticide stewardship, fruit pathology
Full profile, Research site


William Cox

Professor

Email: wjc3@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Development of best management practices for corn, soybeans, and wheat; variety trials for corn silage hybrids and soybeans
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Walter De Jong

Associate Professor

Email: wsd2@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding
Interests: Potato breeding and genomics; molecular genetics; insect, disease and nematode resistance
Full profile



Laurie Drinkwater

Bryan Duff

Christopher Dunn

Marcia Eames-Sheavly

Marcia Eames-Sheavly

Senior Extension Associate and Senior Lecturer

Email: me14@cornell.edu

SectionHorticulture (Ithaca)
Interests: Garden-based learning, children and youth development, art of horticulture, engaged learning
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Marc Fuchs

Associate Professor

Email: mf13@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Virus diseases of fruit and vegetable crops; grape viruses; plant virus-insect vector interactions
Full profile, Research site


David Gadoury

Senior Research Associate

Email: dmg4@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Diseases of grapevine, apple, and strawberry; powdery mildew; downy mildew
Full profile


Susheng Gan

Professor

Email: sg288@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Biology, Plant Breeding
Interests: Regulatory mechanisms of plant senescence; dimensional control of gene expression; tobacco; Arabidopsis
Full profile


Maria A. Gandolfo

Deborah Grantham

Senior Extension Associate

Email: dgg3@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Natural resources and the environment; watershed education; soil hyperspectral reflectance
Full profile


Stewart Gray

Courtesy Professor

Email: smg3@cornell.edu

USDA-ARS, Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: plant virus-insect vector interactions; virus diseases of potato and grain crops
Full profile, Research site


Peter Gregory

Senior Research Associate

Email: pg46@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Breeding
Interests: International development; agricultural biotechnology; GM crops
Full profile


Phillip Griffiths

Associate Professor

Email: pdg8@cornell.edu

Sections: Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Brassica and bean breeding; molecular breeding and diagnostics; international agriculture
Full profile


Russell Hahn

Associate Professor

Email: rrh4@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Weed science; field crops; herbicide resistance management
Full profile



Peter Hobbs

Adjunct Professor, Associate Director IP-CALS

Email: ph14@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Soil and Crop Sciences, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: International agriculture; tropical cropping systems; agroforestry
Full profile, IP-CALS


Kathie Hodge

Associate Professor; Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium Director

Email: kh11@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Fungal systematics, fungal pathogens of insects
Full profile, Research site, Herbarium


Susan Hoskins

Senior Extension Associate

Email: sbh1@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Geographic information systems (GIS); remote sensing; wetlands mapping
Full profile


Jenny Kao-Kniffin

Awais KIhan

Julie Lauren

Senior Research Associate

Email: jgl5@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: International agriculture; rice-wheat cropping systems; soil management
Full profile



Timothy Martinson

Neil Mattson

Michael Mazourek

Assistant Professor

Email: mm284@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Breeding and Genetics, Horticulture (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Breeding
Interests: Cucurbit, pepper and pea breeding; biochemical genetics; organic systems
Full profile


Murray McBride

Professor

Email: mbm7@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Toxic and trace metal bioavailability; contaminated soil remediation; soil health
Full profile


Susan McCouch

Professor

Email: srm4@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding, Plant Biology, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: Complex trait variation in rice; enhancing the performance of modern rice cultivars
Full profile, Research site


Margaret McGrath

Associate Professor

Email: mtm3@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Long Island)
Graduate Fields: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Diseases of vegetable crops; fungicide resistance; powdery mildew; Phytophthora; air pollutants
Full profile, Research site


Jeffrey Melkonian

Senior Research Associate

Email: jjm11@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Crop, water-use and nitrogen modeling; nutrient and water management
Full profile


Bill Miller


Jane Mt. Pleasant

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding, Horticulture
Interests: Tomato and onion breeding and genomics; disease and insect resistance; intellectual property
Full profile


Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

Professor

Email: ebn1@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Fungal and oomycete pathogens; Pythium; pathogen impact on invasive species
Full profile, Research site


Rebecca Nelson

Professor, McKnight Collaborative Crop Research Program Scientific Director

Email: rjn7@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Breeding, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: Genetics of quantitative disease resistance; international agriculture; northern corn leaf blight; gray leaf spot
Full profile


Kevin Nixon

Professor, L.H. Bailey Hortorium Curator

Email: kcn2@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Biology
Interests: Theory and methodology of phylogenetic analysis; angiosperm phylogeny; systematics and taxonomy of the oak family
Full profile, Bailey Hortorium


Greg Peck

Jeff Perry

Keith Perry

Associate Professor, New York State Foundation Seed Potato Program Director

Email: klp3@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Plant virus - insect vector interactions; diagnostic technologies; virus diseases of potato and grape
Full profile, Research site, Uihlein Farm


Sarah Pethybridge

Assistant Professor

Email: sjp277@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Diseases of vegetables; Sclerotinia; epidemiology and fungicide resistance
Full profile


Marvin Pritts

Don Rakow

Donald Rakow

Associate Professor

Email: dr14@cornell.edu

SectionHorticulture (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Horticulture, Landscape Architecture
Interests: Public garden management; social impact of public gardens and parks; botanical history
 
Full profile


Kandukuri Raman

Adjunct Professor & Associate Director (Special Projects)

Email: kvr1@cornell.edu

International Programs, Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Agricultural biotechnology; curriculum development; agri-business
Full profile


Anusuya Rangarajan

Stephen Reiners

Bruce Reisch

Professor

Email: bir1@cornell.edu

Sections: Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Grape breeding and genomics; molecular genetic mapping; marker-assisted selection
Full profile, Research site


Susan Riha

Professor

Email: sjr4@cornell.edu

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Soil and Crop Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Interests: Soil-plant-atmosphere dynamics and modeling; land use and climate change; plant water use
Full profile


Terence Robinson


Frank Rossi


Jonathan Russell-Anelli

Jonathan Russell-Anelli

Senior Lecturer

Email: jmr5@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Interests:  Spatial arrangement and characterization of soil properties, nutrient and contaminant distribution, soil surveys, urban soils.
Full profile


Michael Rutzke

Senior Research Associate

Email: mar9@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Atomic spectroscopy; mineral nutrition; international agriculture
Full profile


Matthew Ryan

Assistant Professor

Email: mrr232@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Sustainable cropping systems; ecological weed management; cover crops
Full profile



Frank Shotkoski

Senior Research Associate, Agriculture Biotechnology Support Project II Director

Email: fas23@cornell.edu

IP-CALS, Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Agricultural biotechnology
Full profile, ABSPII


Sonja Skelly

Sonja Skelly

Director of Education, Cornell Botanic Gardens

Email: sms92@cornell.edu

Section: Horticulture (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture
Interests: Public garden management, plants and human well being, school & youth gardening, adult education
Full profile


Christine Smart

Professor; SIPS Interim Director

Email: cds14@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Biology and management of vegetable diseases; host-pathogen interactions
Full profile, Research site



Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: Maize breeding and genomics; abiotic stress tolerance; insect and disease resistance; organic systems; agricultural biotechnology
Full profile


Stephen Smith

Senior Extension Associate

Email: sds3@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Geographic information systems (GIS); land use mapping
Full profile


Karen Snover-Clift

Senior Extension Associate, Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Director

Email: kls13@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Plant disease diagnosis; plant pathology training of Master Gardeners, Extension Educators, and green industry members
Full profile, Diagnostic Lab



Alan Taylor

Terry Tucker

Terry Tucker

Senior lecturer; Director, Agricultural Education Outreach; Associate Director, International Programs-CALS

Email: twt2@cornell.edu

SectionHorticulture (Ithaca)
Interests: International agriculture and rural development in Asia, Africa and Latin America, agricultural education in New York State public schools.   
Full profile




Justine Vanden Heuvel


Chris Watkins

Courtney Weber

Associate Professor

Email: caw34@cornell.edu

Sections: Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Berry breeding for improved disease and insect resistance and fruit quality
Full profile


Tom Whitlow

Thomas Whitlow

Associate Professor

Email: thw2@cornell.edu

SectionHorticulture (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Horticulture
Interests: Urban ecology, restoration ecology, ecosystem services, plant physiological ecology
Full profile


Wayne Wilcox

Professor

Email: wfw1@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Fungal diseases of grapevines; epidemiology; disease management
Full profile


David Wolfe

Peter Woodbury

Senior Research Associate

Email: pbw1@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Agricultural and forest ecosystems; land use and environmental quality, greenhouse gas emissions; geospatial modeling
Full profile


Kenong Xu

Kenong Xu

Associate Professor

Email:

Sections: Horticulture (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Tree fruit genomics; gene regulatory networks in apple
Full profile, Research site