AREA OF EXPERTISE
Physiology and production of floriculture crops with an emphasis in photomorphogenesis.
In this area I have conducted studies of the use of photoselective plastic films,
especially far-red absorbing films, as a shading and growth-regulating technology
in the greenhouse. We have shown that these filters can improve the quality of both
transplants and mature crops. These filters may extend the production season of crops
that normally cannot be produced in the greenhouse during the summer, which is our
current area of investigation.
1999-present Associate Professor, Horticulture & Crop Science, OSU
1993-1999 Assistant Professor, Horticulture & Crop Science, OSU
1992-1993 Research Associate/Postdoc, Clemson University
1986-1992 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Horticulture, Clemson Univ.
1970-1985 Propagator/Grower for Yoder Bros., Inc.
Work closely with faculty at ATI to help facilitate the students transfering from there to HCS,
Work with faculty in the Departments of Plant Pathology and Entomology to keep my course content up-to-date.
Work with the Office of Faculty and TA Development to improve my teaching and to help other teaching faculty and staff improve theirs.
Served as OSU's Resident Advisor for a 6 week study abroad to Russia/Siberia, 2003
Served as Co-facilitor for the Elegant Science of Floriculture at the 2001 ASHS/ISHS meeting in Toronto, Canada.
Attended Photomorphogenesis meeting in Leicester, England, 1997