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Congratulations to Dr. John Pecchia

Posted: June 26, 2012

Effective July 1, 2012, Dr. John Pecchia will be the newest addition to the Faculty of Plant Pathology. Dr. Pecchia has been hired as a dual-titled Assistant Professor/Research Associate and Manager of the redesigned Mushroom Research Center. John will have teaching responsibilities for PPATH 405 and will be designing a new undergraduate general education course in Mushroom Biology. He will also be the new advisor for the Mushroom Science Minor in Plant Pathology.
Dr. John Pecchia, Assistant Professor/Research Associate and Manager of the Mushroom Research Center

Dr. John Pecchia, Assistant Professor/Research Associate and Manager of the Mushroom Research Center

John earned his BS in Environmental Biology from Lock Haven University, his MS in Biology from Bloomsburg University, and his PhD in Plant Pathology from Penn State. Much of his research has involved composting, including mushroom substrate preparation.  After graduating from Penn State, John taught at several colleges as an Instructor and conducted composting research at Ohio State University/OARDC and worked as an Environmental Specialist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. For the last several years, John has been working as a Research Associate and Manager of the Penn State Mushroom Research Facilities.