Academic Advisors

What is an Academic Advisor?


An academic advisor is there to help you. In the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, we’re unique, because many faculty members are also academic advisors. Your academic advisor should be your first point of contact for questions related to:

  • Your curriculum – they fully understand the requirements for your major as well as the general education requirements.
  • Connecting you to the resources here at Ohio State – they can offer you information and solutions for academic and other issues you may be experiencing. They can connect you to the appropriate resources here at OSU on everything from chemistry tutors, math help room, to counseling and consultation services.
  • Adding or dropping classes, general scheduling questions, making changes or substitutions in your program.
  • Questions/issues related to your academic program requirements.

Academic Advisors for the Sustainable Plant Systems major are:

Agroecology Specialization

 Dr. Jim Metzger      metzger.72@osu.edu     (614) 292-3854 

 

 

Agronomy Specialization

Dr. Jim Metzger metzger.72@osu.edu (614) 292-3854
Dr. David Barker barker.169@osu.edu (614) 247-6258
Dr. Kent Harrison harrison.9@osu.edu (614) 292-5056
Dr. Alex Lindsey lindsey.227@osu.edu (614) 292-3864

Horticulture Specialization

Dr. Jim Metzger metzger.72@osu.edu (614) 292-3854
Dr. Pablo Jourdan jourdan.1@osu.edu (614) 292-3708

Turfgrass Science Specialization 

 Athletic Field Turf:
Dr. David Gardner gardner.254@osu.edu (614) 292-9002

      

    

Golf Course Turf:
Dr. Karl Danneberger danneberger.1@osu.edu (614) 292-8491

Plant Biosciences Specialization 

Dr. Jim Metzger metzger.72@osu.edu (614) 292-3854

      

 

 

Advisors for the Professional Golf Management are: 

Professional Golf Management 

Dr. Ray Miller miller.5@osu.edu (303) 263-3669
Chris Walsh, PGA walsh.81@osu.edu (614) 292-3869
Tim Kerr, PGA kerr.176@osu.edu (614) 292-1317