Jan 28, 2023  
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences



Chandra Reddy, Ph.D., Professor, Dean, and Director of Research and Administrator of Extension Carter Catlin, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research Latif Lighari, Associate Dean for Extension

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Samuel Nahashon, Ph.D., Interim Department Chair

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Ahmad N. Aziz, Associate Professor
B.S., 1988, Barani Agricultural College; M. Phil, 1991, Quaid-e-Azam University; Ph.D., 1998, University of New Brunswick

Karla Addesso, Assistant Professor
B.S. 2002, The College of New Jersey; Ph.D., 2007, University of Florida

Richard Browning, Jr., Associate Professor
B.S., 1989, Prairie View A&M University; M.S., 1992, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., 1994, Texas A&M University.

Fitzroy D. Bullock, Professor
B.S., 1973, Loma Linda University; M.S., 1975, Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 1980, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Carter Catlin, Jr., Associate Dean for Research
B.S., 1971, Alabama A&M University; M.A.M.R.D., 1975, University of Florida; Ph.D., 1992, Michigan State University.

Arvazena Clardy, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1989, Tennessee State University; M.S., 1993, Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 1999, Alabama A & M University

Sammy Comer, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1972; M.S., 1974, Tennessee State University.

Jason P. DeKoff, Assistant Professor
B.S., 2000, Ithaca College: M.S., 2004, University of California-Riverside; Ph.D., 2008, Purdue University

Sam O. Dennis, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1978, Middle Tennessee State University; M.S., 1980, Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 1999, Alabama A&M University

Desh Duseja, Professor
B.S., 1961, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Pb, India; M.S. 1963, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Pb, India; Ph.D., 1972, Utah State University.

Charles K. Dumenyo, Assistant Professor
B.S. 1990, University of Ghana-Legon; M.S. 1994, Tuskegee University; Ph.D., 2000, University of Missouri

Emmanuel K. Dzantor, Associate Professor
B.S., 1974, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, M.S., 1978, University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., 1980, University of Wisconsin

Enefiok P. Ekanem, Professor
B.S.I.S.E., 1981, Ohio University; M.A., 1983, Ohio University; M.A., 1986, Ohio University; M.S., 1987, Ohio University; Ph.D., 1992, University of Minnesota.

Nick J. Gawel, Superintendent, Nursery Research Center
B.S., 1981, Michigan State University; M.S., 1984, Texas Tech University; Ph.D., 1989, Texas Tech University.

Solomon G. Haile, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1993, Alemaya Agricultural University, Ethiopia; M.S., 1997, Wagningen University, The Netherlands; Ph.D., 2007, University of Florida

John L. Hall, Assistant Professor
B.S., 2001, University of Florida; MAB 2002, University of Florida; Ph.D., 2010, Texas A&M University

William Hayslett, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1973; M.S. 1975, Tennessee State University.

Prabode Illukpitiya, Assisstant Professor
B.S., 1997, University of Peradeniya; M.S., 1999, Agricultural University of Norway; Ph.D., 2006, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Makonnen Lema, Associate Professor
B.S., 1977, M.S., 1980, Addis Ababa University; Ph.D., 2009, Duke University

Jianwei Li, Assistant Professor
B.S., 2001, China Agricultural University; Ph.D., 2009 , Oklahoma State University.

Lan Li, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1998, Tianjin Polytechnic University; M.S., 2001, China Agricultural University; Ph.D., 2007, University of California-Davis

Margaret T. Mmbaga, Professor
B.S., 1974; M.S., 1976, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Ph.D., 1980, University of Wisconsin.

Samuel N. Nahashon, Professor
B.S., 1987, Andrews University; M.S., 1990, Tuskegee University; Ph.D., 1994, Oregon State University

Dilip Nandwani. Assistant Professor
B.S. 1985, University of Jodhpur; MS, 1987, University of Jodhpur; PhD, 1991, University of Jodhpur

Jason B. Oliver, Associate Professor
B.S., 1987; M.S., 1990, University of Tennessee; Ph.D., 1999, Auburn University.

Ankit Patras, Assistant Professor
B.S. 2002, Allahabad Agriculture Institute; India; MS, 2004, University College Dublin, Ireland; PhD, 2009, University College Dublin, Ireland; Post-Doctoral Training. 2013, Trojan Technologies & University of Guelph, Canada

An H. Peischel, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1974, Southern Illinois University; M.S., 1975, Universidad Federal de Santa Maria; Ph.D., 1979 Kansas State University

Dharmalingham Pitchay, Assistant Professor
B.A., 1981, University of Agriculture, Malaysia; M.S., 1996, West Virginia University; Ph.D., 2002, North Carolina State University

Sudipta Rakshit, Assistant Professor
BSc., 1997, University of Calcutta; MSc., 1999, University of Calcutta; M.S., 2002, University of Iowa; Ph.D., 2006, University of Kentucky

Chandra Reddy, Professor, Dean and Director of Land Grant Programs
B.S., (Ag) Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University; M.Sc., (Ag) Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University; Ph.D. University of Florida

John Ricketts, Associate Professor
B.S., 1996, Middle Tennessee State University; M.V.T.E., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Florida

Dalia Abbas Saleh, Assistant Professor
B.A., 1995, Ain Shams University; M.A., 2000, University of Sussex; Ph.D., 2007, University of Minnesota

Roger J. Sauve, Professor
B.S., 1969; Ph.D., 1978, University of Florida.

George R. Smith, Assistant Professor
B.L.A, 1975, University of Toronto; M.A., 1990, University of Waterloo (Canada); Ph.D., 2001, University of Guelph (Canada)

Susan M. Speight, Assistant Professor
B.S., 2003; M.S., 2007; University of Kentucky; Ph.D., 2010, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

William Sutton, Assistant Professor
B.S. 2002, Wheeling Jesuit University; M.S., 2004, Marshall University, Ph.D., 2010, Alabama A&M University.

Ali Taheri, Assistant Professor (no degrees listed)

Alvin E. Wade, Associate Professor
B.S., 1972; M.S., 1974; M.Ed., 1987 Tennessee State University

Ying Wu, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1991, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (P.R. China); M.S., 1994, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (P.R. China); M.S., 2000, University of Guelph (Canada); Ph.D., 2010, University of Guelph (Canada)

De’Etra Young, Assistant Professor
B.S. 2004, Southern University and A&M College; MS, 2006, Texas A&M University; PhD, 2010, Texas A&M University

Suping Zhou, Associate Professor
B.S., 1985, Hebei Agricultural University, M.S., 1988, Shandong Agricultural University; Ph.D., 1998, Naijing Agricultural University

Department of Biological Sciences

Terrance L. Johnson, Ph.D., Department Chair

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Mary Ann Asson-Batres, Associate Professor
B.S., 1970, University of Portland; M.A.T., 1971, University of Chicago; M.S., 1982, University of Oregon; Ph.D., 1990, Oregon Health Sciences University

Carolyn A. Caudle, Associate Professor
B.A., 1967, Fisk University; M.A., 1970, Indiana University; M.S., 1979, Ph.D., 1988, Meharry Medical College

Anthony O. Ejiofor, Associate Professor
B.S., 1976, Ph.D., 1983, University of Nigeria at Nsukka

Phillip F. Ganter, Professor
B.A., 1973, Glassboro State College; Ph.D., 1981, University of North Carolina

Carla Gardner-Jones, Assistant Professor
B.A., 1993, Fisk University; M.S., 1997, Tennessee State University; Ph.D. 2001, Meharry Medical College

Mark G. Hardy, Vice of Academic Affairs and Professor
B.S., 1980, Jackson State University; M.S., 1982, Jackson State University; Ph.D., 1986 University of Alabama

Lois W. Harlston, Associate Professor
B.S., 1971, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; M.S., 1987, Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 1990, Union Institute

Dafeng Hui, Assistant Professor
B.A., 1989, Yangzhou University, (China); M.A., 1994, Yangzhou University, (China); Ph.D., 2002, University of Oklahoma

Abdallah M. Isa, Associate Professor
B.S., 1960, American University of Beirut (Lebanon); M.A., 1965, University of California; Ph.D., 1968, University of California Medical Center-San Francisco

Michael T. Ivy, Professor
B.A., 1978, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale); Ph.D., 1986, University of Illinois at Chicago

Terrance L. Johnson, Professor and Department Chair
B.S., 1974, M.S., 1976, East Texas State University; Ph.D., 1985, University of North Texas

Gregory K. Komives, Associate Professor
B.S., 1959, University of Chicago; M.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1965, Indiana University

Elaine D. Martin, Associate Professor
B.S., 1981, M.Ed., 1985, University of Montevallo; Ph.D., 1990, University of Alabama.

Brenda S. McAdory, Associate Professor
B.S., 1977, B.S., 1982, University of Tennessee at Nashville; M.S., 1988, Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 1997, Vanderbilt University

E. Lewis Myles, Professor
B.S., 1974, M.S., 1976, Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 1985, University of Arizona.

John T. Robinson, Jr., Associate Professor
B.S., 1985, North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., 1993, University of North Carolina

Xiaofei Wang, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1983, Sichuan University; M.S., 1987, Sichuan University; Ph.D., 1999, University of Hong Kong

Benny Washington, Jr., Associate Professor
B.S., 1975, M.S., 1979, Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 1985, Atlanta University

Artenzia Young-Seigler, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1990, Paul Quinn College; Ph.D., 1998, Meharry Medical College

Department of Chemistry

Mohammad R. Karim, Ph.D., Department Chair

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Mohammad Al-Masum, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1984, M.S., 1986, Dhaka University (Bangladesh); Ph.D., 1996, Tohoku University (Japan)

Yousef Ahmadi Beni, Associate Professor
B.S. 1995, M.S. 1997, Sharif University of Technology, Ph.D. 2002, Sharif University of Technology and Justus-Liebig University

William Y. Boadi, Professor
B.Sc., 1982, University of Science and Technology (Ghana); M.Sc., 1988, Ph.D., 1991, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Theodore Duello, Assistant Professor
B.S. 1966, Quincy College; Ph.D. 1971, St. Louis University

Sujata Guha, Associate Professor
B.S., 1994, University of Dubuque; Ph.D., 2000, Purdue University

Mohammad R. Karim, Professor and Department Chair
B.S., 1978, M.S., 1980, Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh); Ph.D., 1989, Kent State University

Joshua Moore, Associate Professor
B.S., 1998, University of Pittsburg at Johnstown; Ph.D., 2003, Vanderbilt University

Cosmas O. Okoro, Professor
B.S., 1981, M.S., 1986, North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., 1993, Howard University

Nsoki Phambu, Associate Professor
B.S., 1989, Universite’ Henri Diderot (Paris, France); Ph.D., 1996, Universite’ Henri Poincare’ (France)

Tasneem Siddiquee, Assistant Professor
B.Ss.(Hons), 1993; M.Sc, 1994, Jahangirnagar University; Ph.D., 2007, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Wisconsin).

Koen P. Vercruysse, Associate Professor
B.S., 1990, University of Ghent; Ph.D., 1995, University of Ghent

Margaret Whalen, Professor
B.S., 1979, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Ph.D., 1984, University of New Mexico

Mu Zheng, Assistant Professor
B.S. 1987, M.S., 1990, Zhongshan University-China; D.A. 1997, Middle Tennessee State University

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Chiquita A. Briley, Ph.D., Interim Department Chair

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Sue Ballard de Ruiz, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1987, Western Kentucky; M.S., 1992, Virginia Tech.

Fur-Chi Chen, Research Associate Professor
B.S., 1987, Chung Shan Medical and Dental College; M.S., 1994, University of Wisconsin - Stout; Ph.D., 1998, Auburn University

Rita Fleming, Extension Assistant Professor
B.S., 1975, Tennessee State University; M.S., 2000, Cumberland University

Sandria Godwin, Professor
B.S., 1971; M.S., 1973; Ph.D., 1981, Kansas State University.

Gearldean Johnson, Professor and Department Chair
B.S., 1966, Tennessee State University; M.S., 1970, Ed.D., 1975, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge, Research Assistant Professor
B.S. 1992, University of Eastern Africa, Kenya; M.S. 1997 Tuskegee University,; Ph.D. 2003 Auburn University

Margaret Machara, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1993, Virginia Tech; 1995, M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., 2004, University of Kentucky

Graham Matthews, Associate Professor
B.S. 1969, Central State Univ. ; A.M. 1970, Ph.D.1976 University of Michigan; M.Div. 1982 Vanderbilt Divinity School

Tyrone Miller, Extension Assistant Professor
B.S., 1996, Ambassador University; M.S., 1999; Miami University of Ohio; Ed.D., 2008, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Veronica Oates, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1995 & 1998; M.S. 1998, North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., 2005, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hongwei Si, Research Assistant Professor
B.S. 1995, Gansu Agriculture University; M.S., Gansu Agriculture University; Ph.D., 2007, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Leslie Speller-Henderson, Extension Assistant Professor
B.S., 1985, Tennessee State University; M.S., 1996, Alabama A&M University