Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of Florida, 1985.
Dissertation Title: “Influence of soil water status and
initial density and dispersion of inoculum on the
epidemiology of tobacco black shank.”
M.S. Botany & Plant Pathology, Michigan State University,
Thesis Title: “Epidemiological studies on the dispersal of
and infection by Guignardia bidwellii (Ellis) Viala and
Ravaz, the causal agent of black rot disease of 'Concord'
and 'Niagara' grapes, Vitis labrusca L.”
B.S. Botany & Plant Pathology, Michigan State University,
Areas of Specialization/Research
100% extension. Statewide responsibility for plant pathology
educational programs for all horticultural crops (i.e.,
turf, ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, and sweet potatoes).