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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Dec 04, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entomology and Plant Pathology

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Dewayne Shoemaker, Head
Bonnie Ownley,
Director of Graduate Studies

Bernard, E.C., PhD – Georgia
Grant, J.F., PhD – Clemson
Hale, F.A., PhD – Ohio State
Jurat-Fuentes, J.L., PhD – Georgia
Lambdin, P.L., PhD – Virginia Tech
Lamour, K.H., PhD – Michigan State
Ownley, B.H., PhD – North Carolina State
Skinner, J.A., PhD – California (Davis)
Stewart, S.D., PhD – Auburn
Trigiano, R.N., PhD – North Carolina State
Vail, K.M., PhD – Florida
Windham, A.S., PhD – North Carolina State
Windham, M.T., PhD – North Carolina State

Associate Professors
Gwinn, K.D., PhD – North Carolina State
Hajimorad, M.R., PhD – Adelaide (Australia)
Moulton, J.K., PhD – Arizona
Young-Kelly, H.M. PhD – Florida

Assistant Professors
Staton, M., PhD – Clemson
Trout Fryxell, R., PhD – Arkansas

Research Assistant Professors
Hadziabdic-Guerry, D., PhD – Tennessee
Parkman, J.P., PhD – Florida

Emeriti Faculty
Bost, S.C., PhD – North Carolina State
Burgess, E.E., PhD – Tennessee
Gerhardt, R.R., PhD – North Carolina State
Hilty, J.W., PhD – Ohio State
Johnson, L.F., PhD – Louisiana State
Lentz, G.L., PhD – Iowa State
Newman, M.A., PhD – Texas A&M
Pless, C.D., PhD – Clemson

Entomology and Plant Pathology   MS
  Bioinformatics and genomics concentration    
   Entomology concentration    
  Plant pathology concentration    
Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology   PhD
  Bioinformatics, genomics, and molecular interactions concentration    
  Organismal biology, ecology, and systematics concentration    
  Sustainable disease and integrated pest management concentration    

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science with a major in Entomology and Plant Pathology and a Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Nematology. The Master of Science program has three concentrations: Bioinformatics and Genomics, Entomology, and Plant Pathology. The PhD program has three concentrations: Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Molecular Interactions; Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Systematics; and Sustainable Disease and Integrated Pest Management. For more information about departmental programs, visit the departmental website at


Statistics Minor

The department also participates in a program designed to give EPP graduate students the opportunity to pursue a minor in statistics. See the Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program (IGSP) for a description of the program and approved courses (

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