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Extension Faculty

Emeriti and Retired

  • Professor Emeritus


814-308-2800

Areas of Expertise

  • Mushrooms
  • Spawn production
  • Genetics

Faculty

  • Professor of Mushrooms


814-863-7059

Areas of Expertise

  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Composting
  • Mushroom nutrition and physiology
  • IPM and Disease Management for Mushroom cultivation
  • Mushroom extension services for the North American mushroom industry
  • Department Head, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
  • Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology
  • Director, Penn State Microbiome Center


814-865-7448

Areas of Expertise

  • Phytobacteriology
  • Translational Taxonomy
  • Systematic Bacteriology
  • Biological Control
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology


814-865-0680

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrated management of field crop diseases
  • Plant disease epidemiology
  • Statistical methods for the agricultural sciences
  • Professor of Vegetable Pathology
  • Director of Graduate Studies


814-865-7328

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrated vegetable disease management
  • Plant pathogen diagnosis
  • Disease monitoring and forecasting
  • Sustainable crop production
  • Associate Professor


814-863-7232

Areas of Expertise

  • Mycotoxins
  • Endophytes
  • Fusarium
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal secondary metabolites
  • Agricultural biosecurity
  • Associate Research Professor
  • Mushroom Science and Technology Minor Advisor
  • Director, Mushroom Research Center
  • and Mushroom Spawn Lab


814-865-1008

Areas of Expertise

  • Compost Microbiology
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Composting
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Associate Research Professor, Tree Fruit Pathology


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise

  • Apple and pear diseases
  • Peach, cherry, other stone fruit diseases
  • Integrated tree fruit disease management
  • Associate Research Professor


814-867-4928

Areas of Expertise

  • Potato
  • Potato diseases
  • Professor


814-777-4498

Areas of Expertise

  • Epidemiology and management of turfgrass diseases
  • Population biology of turfgrass pathogens
  • Host defense response in turfgrass pathosystem
  • Chemical control of turfgrass diseases