Ornamental Program Faculty

The following faculty spent a portion of their time working for the ornamental program:

  • Dr. David D. Alverson, Professor, Department of Entomology.  Responsibilities:  80% Teaching, 20% Research.  Expertise in insect pest management, applied entomology.
  • Dr. William Vance Baird, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture. Responsibilities:  20% Teaching, 80% Research. Expertise in plant molecular biology and genetics.
  • Dr. David L. Barkley, Professor and Economic Development Specialist.  Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics. Responsibilities:  10% Teaching, 45% Research, and 45% Extension.  Expertise in regional economics, economic growth and development, nonmetropolitan economic development policy, and economic impact analysis.
  • Dr. James H. Blake, Extension Associate/Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology & Physiology, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Responsibilities:  75% Extension and 25% Teaching.  Expertise in plant disease diagnosis and diseases of ornamental plants and turfgrasses.  Director of the Clemson University Plant Problem Clinic and the Clemson University Nematode Assay Laboratory.
  • Dr. Judith C. Caldwell, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture.  Responsibilties:  60% Teaching, 40% Research. Expertise in landscape horticulture, tree management, and economic impact of landscapes.
  • Dr. N. Dwight Camper, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology.   Responsibilities:  50% Research, 50% Teaching. Expertise in plant physiology, herbicide metabolism, detection, and movement in nurseries.
  • Dr. Joseph D. Culin, Professor, Department of Entomology. Responsibilities:  50% Teaching, 50% Research.  Expertise in entomology and insects affecting ornamental plants.
  • Dr. Jimmy K. Golden, Associate Professor, Plant Pathology and Physiology, Pee Dee Reseach and Education Center, Florence, SC.  Responsibilities:  20% Extension, 80% Research.  Expertise in diseases of turgrasses emphasizing integrated pest management of nematodes in maintained landscape turf.
  • Dr. Clyde S. Gorsuch, Professor, Department of Entomology.  Responsibilities:  85% Extension, 15% Research.  Expertise in insect pest management of turfgrass, ornamental crops, and fruit crops.
  • Prof. Mary Haque, Professor, Department of Horticulture. Responsibilities:  100% Teaching.  Expertise in landscape architecture, landscape appreciation, and student project management.
  • Dr. Steven Jeffers, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology. Responsibilites:  40% Extension, 60% Research.  Expertise in diseases of ornamental plants and crops.
  • Dr. Albert W. Johnson, Professor, Entomology, Pee Dee Reseach and Education Center, Florence, SC.  Responsibilities:  100% Research.  Expertise in turf entomology, insecticide screening, timing, application techniques, mole cricket biology and pest management.
  • Dr. Steve Klaine, Professor, Clemson Institute of Wildlife and Environmental Toxicology (CIWET).  Responsibilities:  50% Teaching, 50% Research.
  • Dr. Samuel Bruce Martin, Jr., Associate Professor, Plant Pathology and Physiology, Pee Dee Reseach and Education Center, Florence, SC.  Responsibilities:  30% Extension, 70% Research.  Expertise in turfgrass pathology and nematology, ecology and epidemiology of turf diseases caused by Rhizoctonia species, soilborne plant pathogens.
  • Dr. Ansel E. Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Resources. Responsibilites:  30% Teaching, 70% Research. Expertise in forest tree physiology.
  • Dr. Timothy P. Spira, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences.  Responsibilties:  50% Research, 50% Teaching. Expertise in plant reproductive biology and ecology.
  • Dr. Nihal C. Rajapakse, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture. Reponsibilites: 100% Research. Expertise in postharvest physiology, modified atmosphere storage, and photomorphogenesis.
  • Dr. James S. Rice, Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences.  Responsibilities:  25% Teaching, 75% Research.  Expertise in plant breeding and genetics, population and quantitative genetics, genetics of tall fescue-endophyte association.
  • Dr. Melissa B. Riley, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology.  Responsibilities:  85% Research, 15% Teaching.  Expertise in instrumentation and laboratory analysis, especially for detection and quantitation of herbicides and other agrichemicals.
  • Dr. Simon W. Scott, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology. Responsibilities:  80% Research, 20% Teaching. Expertise in virus diseases of horticultural crops.
  • Dr. Nancy H. Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Crop amd Soil Environmental Sciences.  Responsibilities:  90% Teaching, 10% Research.  Expertise in plant breeding and genetics, plant tissue culture, in vitro growth of tall fescue endophyte, emphasis on genetics of tall fescue-endophyte association.
  • Dr. Ted Whitwell, Professor, Department of Horticulture. Responsibilities:  63% Research, 37% Teaching. Expertise in weed science, herbicide movement in nurseries, and nursery management.