CALS

Dr. Jose Alonso

Professor Of Plant And Microbial Biology

Genomics; hormone signaling, signal transduction and functional genomics in Arabidopsis.

Areas of Expertise
Plant Genetics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Charles Apperson

Professor Of Entomology And Extension Entomologist

Mosquitoes, ticks, fire ants, fleas, bloodsucking pests

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. William Atchley

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Genetics, Statistics And Biotechnology

Genetics; statistics; computational biology; bioinformatics; quantitative genetics and molecular evolution.

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Statistics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Ted Bilderback

Professor Of Horticultural Science

Research and extension programs focus on environmentally conscious cultural practices for growing nursery crops with emphasis on container substrates, plant and substrate nutrient levels and water management. Interim director of J.C. Raulston Arboretum.

Areas of Expertise
Horticultural Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. David Bird

Professor Of Plant Pathology

The mechanism of parasitism in nematodes using genetic, genomic, molecular and cell biology approaches. Genomics of malaria-like infections of domestic animals.

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Plants
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Michael Boyette

Philip Morris Professor Of Biological And Agricultural Engineering

Thermochemical conversion of biomass to energy, fuels and chemicals; post-harvest handling of produce crops: crop harvest mechanization.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. John Brake

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Poultry Science, Physiology And Nutrition

Broiler breeder reproductive physiology and nutrition. Incubation and hatchery management.

Areas of Expertise
Poultry Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Blake Brown

Hugh C. Kiger Professor Of Agricultural And Resource Economics

Value-added and alternative agriculture and policy.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Economics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Robert Bruck

Alumni Distinguished Professor Of Plant Pathology And Forestry, Coordinator Of University Environmental Programs

Epidemiology and control of forest tree diseases; abiotic diseases of forest trees including air quality and global change effects.

Areas of Expertise
Atmospheric Monitoring/Acid Rain
Forest Pathology
Colleges
CNR
CALS

Dr. Jeff Buckel

Professor Of Applied Ecology

Marine and estuarine fisheries.

Areas of Expertise
Fisheries
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Wayne Buhler

Associate Professor And Extension Horticulture Specialist

Coordinates statewide training for pesticide use and certification and develops information network for pesticide-related issues.

Areas of Expertise
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Mike Burchell

Assistant Professor And Extension Specialist In Biological And Agricultural Engineering

  • Restoration techniques for prior converted wetlands and tidal marshes
  • Effects of grassed/forested riparian buffers on reducing nutrient/sediment loads to streams
  • Design and monitoring of stormwater constructed wetlands and bioretention areas
  • Innovative stormwater best management practices (BMPs) in coastal areas
  • Stability of restored coastal streams
  • Golf course BMPs

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Lawns/Turfgrass
Restoration Ecology
Wetlands
Pollution
Restoration Ecology
Water Resources
Wetlands
Colleges
CALS
ENGIN

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Plant Biology

Co-discoverer of the toxic marine organism Pfiesteria piscicida, which has been linked to massive fish kills and mysterious human health ailments in coastal waters. Studies the chronic effects of nutrient overenrichment and other chemical environmental contaminants on aquatic plants; the ecology and impacts of harmful algae; and Influences of long-term changes in watershed land use and pollution sources on surface water quality. Directs the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology.

Areas of Expertise
Botany
Colleges
CALS

Dr. John Cavanagh

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Of Molecular And Structural Biochemistry

Development and application of new, non-toxic, anti-biofilm agents. Bacterial proteins involved in decision-making processes. Nuclear magnetic resonance. Calcium-binding proteins and Alzheimer's disease.

Areas of Expertise
Biochemistry
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Ben Chapman

Assistant Professor, Food Safety Extension Specialist

Food safety. Food poisoning (e.g., Salmonella). Food handling and preparation. Food safety policy. Develops and evaluates programs, strategies and interventions that focus on safe food handling from farm-to-fork. Using reality-based research methods, he focuses on fresh produce food safety; foodservice and retail; and consumers. Uses new methods and messages to provide information that helps create a culture of food safety.

Areas of Expertise
Food Processing
Food Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Vern Christensen

Professor Of Poultry Science

Reproductive physiology. Effects of genetic and environmental factors on embryonic survival and well-being of domestic turkeys.

Areas of Expertise
Poultry Science
Colleges
CALS

Mr. Bill Cline

Researcher And Extension Plant Pathologist

Blueberry disease resistance screening. Diseases of blueberries and muscadine grapes.

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Diseases
Colleges
CALS

Dr. W. Gregory Cope

Associate Professor Of Toxicology And Department Extension Leader

General toxicology. Effects of environmental pollutants on fish and invertebrates.

Areas of Expertise
Toxicology
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Nancy Creamer

Professor Of Horticultural Science, Director Of The Center For Environmental Farming Systems

Sustainable agriculture; organic farming; community-based food systems.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Organic Farming
Colleges
CALS

Dr. W.James Croom Jr.

Professor Of Comparative Nutrition And Physiology

Nutrition, metabolism and digestive physiology of poultry, domestic livestock and humans. Neuroendocrine regulation of digestive and absorptive processes.

Areas of Expertise
Poultry Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. David Danehower

Professor Of Crop Science

Plant natural products chemistry including the role these compounds play in defending plants against other plants, insects and diseases; the potential for utilizing plant natural products as a renewable biochemical resource.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Margaret Daub

William Neal Reynolds Professor And Department Head Of Plant And Microbial Biology

Isolating and characterizing genes from plant pathogens that have potential usefulness in the genetic engineering of disease-resistant plants. Vitamin B metabolism in plants and its role in environmental stress responses.

Areas of Expertise
Diseases
Genetics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Jeanine Davis

Associate Professor And Extension Horticultural Specialist

New crop development. Sustainable production of medicinal herbs, vegetables and specialty crops. Ginseng, goldenseal, bloodroot and ramps. Organic vegetable production.

Areas of Expertise
Organic Farming
Vegetable Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Ralph Dean

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Plant Pathology And Director Of Center For Integrated Fungal Research

Discovery and analysis of genes from economically important fungi. Worked on sequencing of rice and rice blast genomes. Genomics. Fungal genomics; fungal development.

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Diseases
Genetics
Genetics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Jim Dunphy

Professor And Extension Crop Science Specialist

Soybean production and industry overview.

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Ed Estes

Professor Of Agricultural And Resource Economics And Departmental Extension Leader

Vegetable farm management and marketing; post-harvest handling of fruits and vegetables; specialty and alternative crop outreach. Works with commercial vegetable producers.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Economics
Vegetable Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Charlotte Farin

Professor Of Animal Science And Physiology

Reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization, embryo culture and gene expression for embryo development in livestock.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Science
Genetics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Gina Fernandez

Professor Of Horticulture Science

Raspberry and blackberry breeding; blackberry and raspberry cultural studies: Alternative strawberry production systems

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Suzie Goodell

Assistant Professor Of Food, Bioprocessing And Nutrition Sciences

Community and public-health nutrition; childhood obesity prevention and intervention.

Areas of Expertise
Obesity
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Major Goodman

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor Of Crop Science

Breeding and genetics of corn to improve disease resistance, yield and genetic diversity; origin of maize and risks of genetically modified maize in its center of origin. Member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Genetics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Fred Gould

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Agriculture

Insect ecology and genetics; strategies for developing genetically engineered crops with pest resistance; evolution of resistance in crop pests; plant-insect interactions; genetic pest management..

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. David Green

Professor And Department Extension Leader In The Department Of Food, Bioprocessing And Nutrition Sciences

Food processing techniques (freezing, smoking, salting, curing, and pasteurization) to preserve quality and safety of aquatic food products derived from marine and freshwater resources worldwide.

Areas of Expertise
Fisheries
Food Science
Fisheries
Food Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Thomas Grennes

Professor Of Economics And Agricultural And Resource Economics

International trade and finance, including globalization, international agricultural trade, and economic issues in transition economies. Economic reform in former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Areas of Expertise
Economics
Trade Issues
Colleges
CALS
MGMT

Dr. Robert Grossfeld

Professor Of Biology

Chemical communication in the nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases. Chemical signalling between human mesenhymal stem cells.

Colleges
CALS

Dr. Fred Hain

Professor Of Entomology

Forest pest management; forest insect population dynamics; insect ecology. Balsam woolly adelgid and its effects on Fraser fir trees.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Ecosystems
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. James Harper

Professor Of Entomology

Biological control; insect pathology; microbial control of insects.

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Hosni Hassan

Professor Of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology And Food Science

Chemistry and biology of oxygen free radicals that are toxic/mutagenic and cause aging, cancer and Lou Gehrig's disease. The roles of antioxidant enzymes in protecting cells from oxygen toxicity and mutagenicity.

Areas of Expertise
Biochemistry
Food Science
Microbiology
Toxicology
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Joseph Hightower

Professor Of Applied Ecology

Fisheries management. Population dynamics. Coastal rivers.

Areas of Expertise
Fisheries
Zoology
Fisheries
Colleges
CALS

Dr. L. Eric Hinesley

Professor Of Horticultural Science And Forestry

Christmas tree production, including physiology and culture. Primary emphasis is post-harvest physiology, cultural practices including shearing, and fertilization. Also conducts research related to the production and restoration of Atlantic white cedar, a historically important conifer found in the Coastal Plain of coastal states from Lousiana to Maine.

Areas of Expertise
Christmas trees
Forest Products
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Greg Hoyt

Professor And Extension Soil Science Specialist

Alternative conservation management systems for crops grown on erodible mountain soils. No tillage management for vegetables, tobacco and corn.

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Tobacco
Vegetable Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Bill Hunt

Associate Professor And Extension Specialist In Biological And Agricultural Engineering

Stormwater management; permeable pavement; green roofs; bioretention and wetlands.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Colleges
CALS
ENGIN

Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus

Professor Of Food Microbiology

Molecular biological methods of detecting pathogenic organisms in foods; human enteric viruses (hepatitis A, Norwalk viruses) in shellfish, produce and ready-to-eat foods; microbiological risk assessment.

Areas of Expertise
pathogenic microorganisms
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Greg Jennings

Professor Of Biological And Agricultural Engineering

Ecological engineering; stream restoration; watershed management.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Colleges
CALS
ENGIN

Dr. George Kennedy

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Agriculture

Ecology and management of insect pests of vegetables. Plant-insect interactions; ecology of thrips in relation to epidemiology of tomato spotted wilt virus. Heads Department of Entomology.

Areas of Expertise
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Todd Klaenhammer

Distinguished University Professor And William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Of Food Science, Microbiology And Genetics

Food and bioprocessing fermentations; microbiology and genetics of lactic acid bacteria; starter cultures; bacteriophages; preservatives; probiotics; plasmid biology; genomics of food-borne microorganisms; bioterrorism; food science; genomics; genetics; food-safety issues. Director of Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Food Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. David Lindbo

Professor Of Soil Science

Decentralized wastewater management (septic systems in rural and suburban areas), wetland soils, soil formation and soil geomorphology.

Areas of Expertise
Soil Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Thomas Losordo

Professor Of Biological And Agricultural Engineering And Extension Leader

Aquaculture engineering; recirculating aquaculture production systems; water and wastewater management.

Areas of Expertise
Aquaculture
Waste Management
Zoology
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Frank Louws

Professor Of Plant Pathology And Extension Specialist

Plant pathologies; disease identification and management in tomatoes, peppers, strawberries; organic production systems

Areas of Expertise
Plants
Colleges
CALS

Dr. E. Stuart Maxwell

Professor Of Biochemistry

Biochemistry; molecular biochemistry; genomics; biosynthesis; RNA structure and function and how that affects cell growth and differentiation.

Areas of Expertise
Biochemistry
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Richard McLaughlin

Professor Of Soil Science

Erosion, sediment, and turbidity controls for disturbed areas and construction sites.  Advanced practices and treatments to reduce impacts of construction on water quality, including flocculation to reduce turbidity in a variety of applications.  Construction site management to achieve turbidity requirements.

Areas of Expertise
Soil Science
Water Resources
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Eric Miller

Professor Of Plant And Microbial Biology

Molecular biology of RNA-protein interactions in microbial gene regulation, and adoption of these processes for molecular diagnostics. Isolation and design of bacterial enzymes for agricultural and industrial uses. Bioinformatics.

Areas of Expertise
Microbiology
Colleges
CALS

Dr. W.E. Morgan Morrow

Professor Of Animal Science

Computerized production records for swine; biosecurity; disposal of swine mortalities; reproductive epidemiology; swine diseases.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. James Moyer

Professor And Department Head Of Plant Pathology

Control of virus diseases of plants. Evolution and adaptation of viruses to plant and insect hosts. Genetic mechanisms of virus adaptation. Emphasis on Tospoviruses (bunyaviridae) and potyviruses.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. J. Paul Murphy

Professor Of Crop Science

Breeding wheat, oats, barley and triticale for improved yield, nutritional quality and disease resistance. Conserving genetic diversity in plants.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Michael Parker

Associate Professor Of Horticultural Science

Cultural management of all edible tree fruit crops such as apples, peaches, pecans, etc.

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Heather Patisaul

Assistant Professor Of Biology

Endocrine disrupters — like environmental estrogens — and their role in advancing puberty and impairing fertilitty in females.

Colleges
CALS

Dr. Gary Payne

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Of Plant Pathology

Genomic approaches and field studies to improve food safety and to understand fungal biology and secondary metabolism. Gene expression profiling to characterize the regulatory circuits in Aspergillus flavus governing aflatoxin biosynthesis. Field and laboratory studies are focused on understanding the ecology of Fusarium verticillioides and the inheritance of resistance to the fungus. Maize seed proteins inhibitory to mycotoxin-producing fungi are being isolated and characterized to better understand resistance mechanisms in seeds.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Charles Peacock

Professor Of Crop Science

Management of turfgrass, including golf courses. Environmental issues related to fertilizers, leaching and pesticide use.

Areas of Expertise
Lawns/Turfgrass
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Robert Petters

Professor Of Animal Science And Genetics

Reproductive physiology and genetics; embryo development in vitro; embryo micromanipulation; genetic engineering; biomedical models of human disease.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. E. Barclay Poling

Professsor Of Horticultural Science

Strawberry production and market overview.

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Roger Powell

Professor Emeritus

Effects of limiting resources on ecology, behavior and population biology of animals. Ecology and behavior of black bears and other predatory mammals.

Areas of Expertise
Wildlife
Zoology
Colleges
CALS

Merle Powell

Professor And Extension Landscape Architect

Selection, installation and care of ornamental plants and turf.

Areas of Expertise
Horticultural Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Thomas Ranney

Professor Of Horticultural Science

Production, culture and physiology of nursey crops.

Areas of Expertise
Horticultural Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Mitch Renkow

Professor Of Agricultural And Resource Economics

Economics of technology adoption, agricultural marketing, poverty
alleviation.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Economics
Economic Development
Taxes
Colleges
CALS

Dr. James Rice

Professor Of Applied Ecology And Extension Fisheries Specialist

Effects of hypoxia on estuarine fishes; fish growth, survival and recruitment; predator-prey interactions and food web dynamics in aquatic systems; pond and reservoir fisheries management.

Areas of Expertise
Fisheries
Zoology
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Jean Ristaino

Professor Of Plant Pathology

Late blight of potato and tomato. Molecular evolution and genome sequence of the Irish potato famine plant pathogen Phytophthora infestans in modern and historic specimens. Identification and DNA fingerprinting of tobacco blue mold disease. Developing ecologically-based disease management practices that reduce reliance on pesticides. The impact of soil microbial diversity on plant diseases and studies of organic farming systems.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. R. Michael Roe

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Insect phsiology; pesticide toxicology; pesticide bioremediation; insecticide discovery; odor and insect control in animal waste. Discovered BioUD, a tomato-based mosquito repellant.

Areas of Expertise
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Charles Safley

Professor Of Agricultural And Resource Economics And Extension Economist

Economics of producing and marketing fruits; economics of producing and marketing ornamental horticulture; Christmas tree production and marketing.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Economics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Coby Schal

Blanton J. Whitmire Professor Of Entomology

Biology and management of urban pests, especially cockroaches. Chemical ecology, especially pheromones and other attractants of cockroaches. Physiological control of insect behavior.

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Michael Schulman

William Neal Reynolds Professor; Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Of Sociology

Current research includes projects on occupational health and injury among teenage workers, tends in occupational mortality, agricultural injuries and farm vehicle public road vehicle crashes, and changes in jobs and labor markets in rural communites. Affiliated with the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and the Southern Coastal Agromedicine Center.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural/Rural Issues
Health & Medicine
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Jonathan Schultheis

Professor Of Horticultural Science

Watermelons, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, gourds and squash. Sweet potato production, breeding and genetics.

Areas of Expertise
Vegetable Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. M. Todd See

Professor Of Animal Science

Swine breeding, production, management and genetics.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Jason Shih

Professor Of Poultry Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology And Nutrition

Biofuel production and waste management. Novel uses of biotechnology for poultry waste management and the conversion of poultry waste into value-added by-products. Biofermentation.

Areas of Expertise
Poultry Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs

William Neal Reynolds Professor And Distinguished University Professor Of Biological And Agricultural Engineering

Drainage; subsurface water management engineering; water table control and sub-irrigation; water management and hydrology of shallow water table soils, including wetlands; wetlands issues; water quality issues. Member of National Academy of Sciences.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Irrigation/Water Management
Wetlands
Colleges
CALS
ENGIN

Dr. W. David Smith

Philip Morris Professor Of Crop Science

Tobacco production and management. Identification of physical properties of the growing medium necessary for optimal transplant production; The relationship between the uniformity of seedling emergence and transplant usability and response of cultivars to seed priming. Weed control and tobacco response to sulfentrazone. Site-specific weed management. Heads crop science department.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Jerry Spears

Professor Of Animal Science And Nutrition

Mineral metabolism in ruminants and swine; role of minerals and other nutrients on immune response and disease resistance.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Science
Colleges
CALS

Ms. Julia Storm

Agromedicine Information Specialist

Public health regarding agricultural and environmental health and safety, particularly pesticide health effects and safety

Areas of Expertise
Toxicology
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Craig Sullivan

Professor Of Applied Ecology

Reproductive physiology and selective breeding of fishes. Fisheries. Aquaculture. Marine biotechnology.

Areas of Expertise
Aquaculture
Fisheries
Zoology
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Turner Sutton

Professor Of Plant Pathology

Etiology, epidemiology, and control of apple diseases; vinifera grapes; disease forecasting; methods of fungicide use; fungicide resistance; integrated pest management.

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Diseases
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Kenneth Swartzel

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Of Food, Bioprocessing And Nutrition Sciences

Development of food processing systems, especially for aseptic and ultra-pasteurization. Director of the Food Systems Leadership Institute.

Areas of Expertise
Food Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. David Tarpy

Associate Professor And Extension Apiculturist

Apiculture and honey bee biology. Director of the N.C. Master Beekeeper Program. Studies the relationship between disease and the genetic diversity of colonies as a consequence of their mating system. Colony collapse disorder and the potential roles of nutrition and genotype.

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. William Thompson

University Research Professor Of Plant Biology, Genetics, And Crop Science

Plant gene expression, chromatin structure, and DNA replication.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Genetics
Botany
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Mary Tompkins

Professor Of Immunology

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), a research animal model for the AIDS virus. Testing various drug therapies for AIDS for the National Institutes of Health.

Areas of Expertise
Diseases
Immune Deficiency Viruses
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Wayne Tompkins

Professor And Director Of Immunology

Immunology, virology, acquired immune-deficiency diseases.

Areas of Expertise
Diseases
Immune Deficiency Viruses
Colleges
CALS

Mr. Guido van der Hoeven

Extension Specialist In Agricultural And Resource Economics

Farm management issues, taxation, inter-generational transfers of working farms and forests, agricultural finance relating to retirement and estate planning.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Economics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Mike Vepraskas

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Soil Science

Wetland soil genesis, soil hydric properties and morphology. Identifying wetland boundaries using soil indicators of wetlands.

Areas of Expertise
Soil Science
Wetlands
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Tomislav Vukina

Professor Of Agricultural And Resource Economics

Livestock and poultry production, management and contracting. Industrial organization. Environmental problems related to poultry and swine industries. Natural resources and environmental economics and policy.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Economics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Michael Walden

Professor And Extension Agricultural And Resource Economics Specialist

Consumer economics; local, state, regional and national economic policy and economic outlook; budget cuts, health care policy and education spending. Standard of living, local tax issues and educational spending.

Areas of Expertise
Economics
Agricultural Economics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Michael Waldvogel

Extension Entomology Specialist

Management of residential, industrial and wood-destroying pests, including cockroaches, ants, rodents and termites.

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Steven Washburn

Professor Of Animal Science And Extension Specialist

Reproductive physiology and management of dairy and beef cattle; seasonal breeding; pasture-based and organic dairy production systems; crossbreeding in dairy cattle.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Thomas Wentworth

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Of Plant Biology

Description, classification and study of environmental relationships of natural vegetation. Plant community ecology.

Areas of Expertise
Botany
Wildlife Ecosystems
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Dennis Werner

Professor Of Horticultural Science

Ornamental plants breeding.

Areas of Expertise
Horticultural Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Brian Whipker

Professor And Floriculture Extension Specialist

Commercial greenhouse flower production. N.C. floriculture industry. Primary crop focus includes pansies, bedding plants, poinsettias and general potted plants.

Areas of Expertise
Horticultural Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Lon Whitlow

Professor Of Animal Science

Dairy cattle nutrition. Mycotoxin effects on dairy cattle.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Mike Williams

Professor Of Poultry Science

Biotechnology applications for value-added processing of animal by-products. Anaerobic fermentation of animal manure for energy production, odor control and pathogen management. Stable isotope geochemistry for determining the fate of land-applied animal manure. He has served on numerous state and national committees that are addressing issues of water quality, odor emissions and health effects of concentrated animal feeding operations.Directs the Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center

Areas of Expertise
Poultry Science
Waste Management
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Craig Yencho

Associate Professor Of Horticultural Science

Sweetpotato and potato breeding and genetics. Breeding and bioengineering for disease-resistant crops. Applications of molecular biology and plant biochemistry to plant improvement, plant resistance to insects and pathogens, international agricultural development.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Sweet Potatoes
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Kelly Zering

Associate Professor And Extension Agricultural And Resource Economics Specialist

Swine and poultry production, marketing and economics.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Economics
Colleges
CALS