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Graduate Faculty in Soil Science

Emeritus or Adjunct Faculty — (Can serve on committees, but cannot serve as chair).

  • Distinguished Professor of Agronomy


814-863-1016

  • Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry


814-863-0779

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil microbiology
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Soil quality
  • Ecological restoration
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Adjunct Professor of Agronomy, USDA-ARS


814-863-0923

  • Research Hydrologist, USDA-ARS


814-865-6623

  • Professor Emeritus of Soil Genesis and Morphology


814-865-1530

  • Associate Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Information Systems


814-863-1615

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Soil Science, USDA-ARS


814-863-0984

  • Associate Professor of Pedology


814-863-4246

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Associate Professor of Soil Management and Applied Soil Physics


814-863-7637

  • Professor Emeritus of Soil Physics


  • Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry


814-863-1614

Areas of Expertise:
  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Carbon cycle
  • Forest ecosystems
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Assistant Professor of Production Systems and Modeling


814-863-9852

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Soil Science, USDA-ARS


814-865-3184

  • Distinguished Professor of Clay Mineralogy


814-865-1542

Areas of Expertise:
  • Materials from plants and plant by-products
  • Use of clays for remediation;Slow release fertilizers with minerals
  • Professor of Hydropedology/Soil Hydrology


814-865-6726

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hydropedology, Soil Physics, Hydrology, Pedology
  • Critical Zone Science, Ecosystem Science, Complexity Science
  • Geospatial and Environmental Modeling, Scientific Visualization
  • Professor of Soil Science


814-863-1368

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Soil and Land Resources


814-865-1540

  • Associate Professor of Turfgrass Nutrition/Soil Fertility


814-863-1015

  • Professor of Environmental Soil Science


814-863-7640

Areas of Expertise:
  • Composting and compost utilization
  • Mined land reclamation
  • Restoration of degraded soils
  • Biomass crop production
  • Professor Emeritus


814-863-6726

  • Professor of Soil Science / Soil Physics
  • Graduate Coordinator


814-863-6714