Our People

The Department of Plant Pathology is one of only 16 remaining departments dedicated soley to the discipline of plant pathology. We have more than 80 people affiliated with our department, as of our 2016 census. The Department has responsibility for teaching, research and extension.

2017 Annual APS meeting

As of 2016, our department consists of: 18.5 state-supported faculty; 2 USDA ARS-supported faculty; 1 active emeritus faculty; 6 courtesy faculty; 14 technical staff; 3 clerical; 8 post-doctoral fellows; 2 research assistant professors; 1 research full professor; 2 visiting scientists; 27 graduate students; and a number of student hourly workers; for a total of 83+ persons. Plant pathology personnel are concentrated in Lincoln, but also are located in Scottsbluff (Panhandle Research and Extension Center) and North Platte (West Central Research and Extension Center). 

ARS personnel hold adjunct appointments in the university. They serve on department and university committees, participate in department staff meetings and seminars, and supervise graduate students. In addition, they participate informally in training other graduate students by consulting individually with students who have questions in areas in which ARS personnel have expertise.

In addition to its office staff, the Department has administrative support from the HAPPI Business Center which performs specialized business services. Listed are their primary duties: accounting for revolving, grant and state funds; purchasing cards; deposits; travel; University Foundation information; regular, graduate assistant and temporary appointments; payroll; time sheets and leave requests.