Michelle Paukett

Michelle Paukett

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Penn State University
  • Dual-Degree in Plant Pathology and
  • International Agriculture & Development
  • Advised by: Dr. Paul Esker
206A Buckhout Lab
University Park, PA 16802

Current Leadership Roles

Social Committee Member, Dept of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology

Previous Leadership Roles

MEGA PresPrep Session Coordinator, Multicultural Engineering Graduate Association
Webmaster, Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association
Student Representative, Dept of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Seminar Committee


M.S. Agricultural Economics
       Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

B.S. Animal & Food Science/Food & Agribusiness Marketing & Management
       University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Areas of Focus & Expertise

Biological Sciences                        Social Sciences                     Teaching & Evaluation
   Fungal & Oomycete Pathogens      Agricultural Economics             Evaluation & Survey Design
   Plant Nutrient Uptake                      Economic Development            Extension and Online Teaching
   Food Safety & Security                    International Agriculture           Course Administration
   Poultry Science                                 Content Analysis
   Soybean Production
   Mortierella spp.

Scientific Publications

Ellison, B., Bernard, J. C., Paukett, M., Toensmeyer, U. C. 2016. The influence of retail outlet and FSMA information on consumer perceptions of and willingness to pay for organic grape tomatoes. The Journal of Economic Psychology, 55:109-119.

Griffith, A., Wise, P., Gill, R., Paukett, M., Donofrio, N., Seyfferth, A. 2021. Combined effects of arsenic and Magnaporthe oryzae on rice and alleviation by silicon. Science of the Total Environment, 750:142209.

Seyfferth, A., McClatchy, C., Paukett, M. 2016. Arsenic, lead, and cadmium in U.S. mushrooms and substrate in relation to dietary exposure. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(17):9661-9670.

Seyfferth, A., Morris, A., Gill, R., Kearns, K., Mann, J., Paukett, M., Leskanic, C. 2016. Soil incorporation of silica-rich rice husk decreases inorganic arsenic in rice grain. Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, 64(19):3760-3766.

Short Edition Publications

Jury Selected Stories available in the Library Short Story Dispensers

    "The Plague Wolf" - PSU 'Among the Shadows' Theme Contest (Fall 2022)

    "Every Time I Die" - PSU 'Written in the Stars' Theme Contest (Spring 2022)

    "Armillaria" - PSU 'Through the Woods' Theme Contest (Fall 2021)

    "Alaskan Reunion" - PSU 'April Showers' Theme Contest (Spring 2020)

    "An Island Brunch" - PSU 'Brunchin' Around' Theme Contest (Fall 2019)

For other works available exclusively online visit the PSU Short Edition Profile for RRRadan