Directory of Department Leadership

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Thomas Chastain
Interim Department Head; Professor
Department Head
541-737-5730
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Faculty Directory

* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates

Courtesy
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Kucera, Jennifer
Courtesy Appointment

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Faculty
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Anderson, Nicole *
Field Crops Extension Agent
503-553-9922
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The primary focus of my program is to conduct applied research and Extension outreach in grass and legume seed crops in Oregon.

Angima, Sam
Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement
541-737-3742
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Extension Small Farms Program

Barroso, Judit
Assistant Professor
(541) 278-4394
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Beal, Cynthia
Lecturer
541-737-1589

Beuthin, Mary
Seed Certification Specialist
541-737-4513
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Bohle, Mylen
Associate Professor, Extension Forage and Crop Management
541-447-6228
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  • Hay, forage, and cereal production.
  • Fertility and irrigation management.
  • Weed control in organic forage systems.
Brown, William
Germination Supervisor
541-737-4464

Seed Laboratory

Brunharo, Caio *
Assistant Professor
541-737-5754
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Burr, Terry
Instructor and Seed Certification Specialist
541-737-4513
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Seed Certification

Carpenter, Burl
Instructor

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Cassidy, James *
Senior Instructor Soil Science & Sustainable/Organic Agriculture, Faculty Adviser OSU Organic Growers Club
541-737-6810
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  • Soil education.
  • Organic food production.
  • Composting.
Charlton, Brian
Interim Director & Klamath Basin Potato Faculty Scholar
541-883-4590
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Potato Variety Development and Other Row Crops

  • Cultural Management
  • Pest and Disease Control
  • Seed Production
  • Irrigation Efficiencies
Curry, Daniel
Director of Seed Services and Supervisor of Corvallis Farm Unit
541-737-5094
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Current Work Focus: Dan Curry has been the Director of Seed Services since 2006.

Dragila, Maria *
Professor, Soil Physics
541-737-5739
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Physical mechanisms that control water motion in soil, porous media, and fractured porous media.

DuVal, Alyssa
Instructor
541-737-1131
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Elias, Sabry *
Professor (Sr Res)
+ 1 (541)-737-4799
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Seed Science and Technology

Seed quality evaluation in relation to the physiology of seed germination, vigor, dormancy, storability, post-harvest technologies, and the relationship to field performance. Accepts only self-funded graduate students.

Felix, Joel *
Associate Professor
541-889-2174
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My research program focuses on development and support of weed management tactics that address grower economic growth while enhancing environmental stewardship for a viable and sustainable agriculture.

Fernandez-Salvador, Javier
Assistant Professor of Practice
503-373-3766
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Small Farms, Specialty Crops (Small Fruits & Berries and Tree Fruit - Olives), Soil and Plant Fertility and Nutrition, Organic Production. 

Fery, Melissa
Associate Professor (Practice)
541-730-3538
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Small Farms

Lane County (also serving Benton and Linn Counties)

Gwin, Lauren
Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems
541-737-1569
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Focus areas: Farm and food system policy, local and regional food supply chains, community food system development.

Halbleib, Mary
Associate Professor of Practice
541-737-2683
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Hankins, Rachel
Instructor and Seed Certification Specialist
541-737-4513
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Hannaway, David
Professor and Forage Program Director
541-737-5863
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Hawks, Austin
Sr. Instructor I
541-962-3543
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Crop and soil science courses, including:  irrigation principles and practices, plant pathology, entomology, weed management, plant genetics, seed, cereal, oil, fiber, potato and global food production.

Hayes, Patrick *
Professor
541-737-5878
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Henning, John
Courtesy Appointment
541-738-4145
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USDA-ARS

Hulting, Andrew *
Associate Professor, Extension Weed Management Specialist, Hyslop Professor
541-737-5098
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Responsibilities include state-wide weed management support for agronomic crops for farmers, OSU Regional Extension Faculty, and the diverse agricultural industry throughout Oregon.

Japhet, Kimberly
Senior Instructor I
541-609-0939
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Online Course Development and Delivery, facilitating professors building courses and students taking online offerings.

 

Jeliazkov (Zheljazkov), Valtcho *
Associate Professor
541-737-5877
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  • Long-term effects of agricultural practices on cereal production systems
  • Hemp, oilseeds, essential oil and medicinal plants, and native plants containing plant chemicals
Jessie, William *
Assistant Professor (Practice)
541-730-3537
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  • Field crops extension/research in the South Willamette Valley
  • Integrated pest management
  • Biological control
Johnson, Mark
Courtesy Appointment
541-754-4696
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Soil Scientist

US-EPA

Jones, Gordon
Assistant Professor (Practice)
541-771-7371 x230
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Commercial agriculture Extension in Jackson and Josephine counties

Kaur, Navneet
Assistant Professor
541-737-5884
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  • Develop and implement integrated pest management strategies for the sustainable arthropod pest management in diverse Oregon cropping systems.
Kleber, Markus *
Professor, Soil System Science
541-737-5718
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The processes at the interface between organic matter and mineral surfaces, including mineral surface properties, organic matter properties, bonding mechanisms, adsorption processes, mineral-microbial interactions, and organic matter turnover dynamics.

Projects:

Kling, Jennifer
Professor (Sr Res)
541-737-8277
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  • Plant breeding and genetics curriculum development and distance learning
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Experimental design and statistics
  • Breeding specialty crops for niche markets in Oregon (currently oats, flax, and meadowfoam)
Lajtha, Kate *
Professor, Biogeochemistry

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Nutrient cycling in natural and human-disturbed ecosystems, including the attenuation of increased nitrogen inputs to terrestrial ecosystems by soils and vegetation, detrital controls on soil organic matter formation

Leytem, Alicia
Instructor
541-737-8568
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Lindsley, Adam
Senior Instructor
541-737-1632
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  • Statistics and GIS-based soil mapping
  • Photogrammetry and 3D modeling of soils
  • Online teaching pedagogy
  • Science communication
Lutcher, Larry
Associate Professor, Extension Faculty & Staff Chair
541-676-9642
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Dryland Cereal Production

Lybrand, Rebecca *
Assistant Professor
541-737-1036
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Pedology

Machado, Stephen *, *, *, *
Professor, Dryland Cropping System Agronomist
541-278-4416
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Maley, Jordan
Instructor
541-384-2271
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Agricultural watershed monitoring & alternative dryland crops

Maynard, Jonathan
Courtesy Appointment

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Mc Donnell, Rory *
Assistant Professor
541-737-6146
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Mc Morran, Jeffrey
Seed Certification Specialist
541-737-4513
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Mobley, Megan
Instructor
541-737-5751
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I teach large-enrollment non-major courses in Soil Science and Environmental Science for the Sustainability Double-Degree program and the Crop and Soil Science Department at Oregon State University, both on the Corvallis campus and via OSU E-campus.

Moore, Amber *
Assistant Professor and Soil Fertility Specialist
541-737-2870
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Morales, Kelly
Instructor
541 737-3420
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Students in my classes are often busy juggling home, children, work, and school. I strive for inclusiveness and accommodation. My focus is on helping students find ways to complete their class work, amidst all the turmoil and stressors that unfold daily.

Mueller-Warrant, George
Courtesy Appointment
541-738-4130
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Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS

Myers, Jen
Instructor

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Myrold, David *
Professor
541-737-5737
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Research projects are on N dynamics in forest ecosystems; use of stable isotopes for quantifying N cycle processes; ecology of Frankia in soil; functional diversity of soil microbial communities.

Current:

Nguyen, Leon
Instructor

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Noller, Jay
Director
541-737-9119
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OSU Hemp Leader
 
Art Science
Soil Science - Soil Geomorphology
Archaeological Agriculture
Earthquake Geology
 

Jay and his research groups have studied

Parke, Jennifer
Professor, Senior Research, Soil Biology
541-737-8170
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  • Phytophthora diseases of woody plants
  • Management of Phytophthora diseases in horticultural nurseries and native plant nurseries
  • Soil solarization for management of soilborne plant pathogens and weeds
Pearlstein, Susanna *
Courtesy Appointment
(541) 754-4534
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Pett-Ridge, Julie
Associate Professor
541-737-1236
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Geochemical, hydrologic, and biogeochemical processes in the critical zone
Global carbon cycle
Ecosystem nutrient sources and cycling
Radiogenic and metal isotope tracers

Website

Phillips, Claire
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-3425
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Teaching in environmental science, global change biology, forest and soil science, and sustainability. Research in global change and landuse impacts on forests and soils, natural and anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, carbon storage and sequestration.

Qin, Ruijun *, *, *
Assistant Professor and Agronomist
(541) 567-8321
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Oilseed and Fiber Crops

Reitz, Stuart *, *
Professor and Director
(541) 889-2174
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Responsible for Extension and Research programming related to cropping systems in Malheur County.

Reuter, Ronald *
Associate Professor
541-322-3109
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Ron's Webpage: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~reuterr/

Reynolds, Lorien
Instructor
547- 4100 (by appointment only)
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Rondon, Silvia *
Professor & Extension Entomology Specialist
(541) 567-8321
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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insects-Plant Interactions
  • Biological Control
  • Insect Ecology-Insect Movement
  • Chemical Control

Roseberg, Richard *
Director, Southern Oregon Experiment Station, and Associate Professor, Agronomy
(541) 772-5165
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Research interests include crop water use, irrigation, water and chemical movement through soil, macropore flow, water quality, and alternative crop evaluation and management in a semi-arid climate.

Ross, Andrew *
Professor
541-737-9149
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Fundamental and applied research of cereal grain components, and wheat- and barley-based foods (focused on wheat, food barley, noodles, and artisan breads).

Sathuvalli Rajakalyan, Vidyasagar *, *
Assistant Professor, Potato Breeding
541-567-6337
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My research focuses on Potato Breeding and Germplasm Improvement using traditional, molecular, and genomic tools. My program will aim at developing new potato cultivars with increased biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, nutrient efficiency and processing quality.

Seiter, Stefan
Senior Instructor and Advisor
541-737-6372
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Shock, Clinton *, *
Professor and Superintendent
541-889-2174
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Stephenson, Garry *, *
Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems Coordinator, Small Farms Program
541-737-5833
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Sullivan, Clare
Assistant Professor (Practice)
541-967-3871
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Field crops extension and applied research activities in Deschutes County

Sullivan, Dan *
Professor, Nutrient Management
541-737-5715
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Program Goals

Tanner, Christy
Assistant Professor (Practice)

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Taylor, Anne *
Assistant Professor, Senior Research
541-737-4136
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Townsend, Michael
Associate Professor, Senior Research
541-737-5099
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Tuck, Brian
Extension Regional Administrator for Wasco and Hood River Counties
541-296-5494
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  • Small grain production
  • Legume intercropping for soil nitrogen and soil and water quality improvement.
Verhoeven, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor (Practice)
971-600-1677
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field crop production in the mid-Willamette Valley; grass seed, oilseeds, mint, hops, small grains, wheat

Walenta, Darrin
Associate Professor, Cropping Systems Pest Management
541-963-1062
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Extension Agronomist with field crop responsibilities in Union, Baker, and Wallowa Co.

Wang, Guojie
Assistant Professor / Forage Agronomist
541-962-3641
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Specialty:  Forage Agronomy, Cellulosic Bioenergy, Soil and Water Conservation

Collaborative Interests:

Wilson, Tracy
Agricultural Literacy Coordinator
541-460-7682
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Agricultural Literacy

Wysocki, Donald
Associate Professor, Extension Soil Scientist
541-278-5403
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Focused on dryland cropping systems, soil, water and nutrient management, soil erosion, soil quality, and rotational crops.

Zemetra, Robert *
Professor
541-737-4278
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Wheat Breeding and Genetics

Zielinski, John
Instructor
541-737-4513
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Seed Certification