My primary responsibilities are in undergraduate teaching. I teach Pl P 408 (Principles of Plant Pathology) and Micro 201 (Introduction to Microbiology) each fall and spring semester. I co-teach Micro 101 (The Microbial World) each fall semester with Dr. Nancy Boury. I also am an academic advisor for several undergraduate Microbiology majors.
I serve as co-coordinator (with Dr. Cindy Haynes, Horticulture) of the ACES Learning Community, a residential learning community open to freshman students majoring within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
I collaborate with others in the department studying resistance gene expression in soybeans. My role in these projects is to carry out cytological analyses of the host-pathogen interactions. I also conduct a research project testing whether β-amino butyric acid can induce broad-spectrum disease resistance in soybeans.