The Department of Plant Pathology is one of only 12 remaining departments dedicated solely to the discipline of plant pathology.
Partnerships with educational, state, federal, public and private sectors enable plant pathologists to provide dynamic programs that are ecologically sound, economically and environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and scientifically appropriate. In September 2018, Dr. Loren Giesler became Plant Pathology's Department Head. For more information about Dr. Giesler's research interests and background, see his Faculty Information page.
Current bylaws for the Department of Plant Pathology can be found here. A list of committees and their representatives for the Department of Plant Pathology was updated in 2020 and can be found here. In order to foster a positive environment wihin the Department of Plant Pathology, a code of conduct was approved in 2020.