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Jason Bond, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Office Phone: 618 | 453-4309
E-mail: jbond@siu.edu 
Building Location: Public Policy Institute, Room 120

Other:  You can learn additional information about Dr. Bond's research, teaching and service:  "Make Plans Now to Fight Soybean Pests" [SIUC Press Release, 03/04/2003] "Joint Research Effort Tackles Soybean ...read full profile >>

Ruplal Choudhary, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Ruplal Choudhary

Office Phone: 618 | 453-6985
E-mail: choudhry@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 158-C

Dr. Choudhary is a Food and Bioprocess Engineer with 20 years of academic and industrial experience in design and development of food processing equipment and operations. Before moving to SIU, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Manitoba, and South Dakota State ...read full profile >>

Ahmad Fakhoury, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Ahmed Fakhoury

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1782
E-mail: amfakhou@siu.edu 
Building Location: Public Policy Institute, Room 110

Special Interests: Plant pathology, fungal genetics, mycotoxins, plant-microbe interactions Classes: CSEM/PSAS 403A (Field Crops Diseases) CSEM 300 (Field Crop Production) CSEM/PSAS 455 (Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions) Education: Ph.D. Botany and Plant ...read full profile >>

Karla Gage, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems and Plant Biology

Karla Gage

Office Phone: 618 | 453-7679
E-mail: kgage@siu.edu
Building Location: Public Policy Institute, Room 108

Dr. Karla Gage is Assistant Professor of Weed Science and Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she received her Ph.D. in Plant Biology with a focus in Weed Ecology in 2013. She holds a cross-appointment between the College of Agricultural Sciences, ...read full profile >>

Paul Henry

Associate Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1783
E-mail: phenry@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 176-D

Stella Kantartzi, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics

Stella Kantartzi
Office Phone: 618 | 453-1793
E-mail:  stella.kantartzi@siu.edu
Building Location: Public Policy Institute, Room 107

Dr. Stella K. Kantartzi joined the Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2008 and currently serves as Professor. She published more than 60 refereed manuscripts and six book chapters; edited one book; released four ...read full profile >>

David A. Lightfoot, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

David A. Lightfoot

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1797
Cell phone: 618 | 521-3993
E-mail: ga4082@siu.edu 
Building Location: Public Policy Institute, Room 113

Dr. Lightfoot is PhD in Genetics and Professor for Biotechnology and Genomics at SIUC. He is Head of the Genomic Science Facility at SIUC. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors. He was an Illinois Humanities Commission Road Scholar. He won Illinois Soybean ...read full profile >>

Khalid Meksem, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Khalid Meksem

Office Phone: 618 | 453-3103
E-mail: meksem@siu.edu 
Building Location: Public Policy Institute, Room 115

Dr. Mek­sem joined the Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems at SIU as an Assistant Professor from 2000 to 2005, then as Associ­ate Professor from 2005 to 2008, and was promoted to full Professor in 2009. He published more than 60 refereed ...read full profile >>

Karen Midden, MLA, Landscape Architect, IL

Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Karen Midden

Office Phone: 618 | 453-2469
E-mail: kmidden@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 204

Karen began at SIU in 1985 with an expertise in landscape horticulture, landscape architecture and design. She currently is the Associate Dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences. Karen continues teaching in the Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems Department and oversees ...read full profile >>

Seburn Pense, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Seburn Pense

Office Phone: 618 | 453-2467
E-mail: sebpense@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building,Room 154-A

Dr. Pense is originally from Tacoma, Washington.  After serving 4 years in the U.S. Navy, he completed his B.S. and Masters degrees in California at U.C. Davis.  He taught high school agriculture at Palm Springs, California and later taught in China for over ...read full profile >>

Bradley Taylor

Associate Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1781
E-mail: hbtaylor@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 176-B

Alan Walters, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Alan Walters

Office Phone: 618 | 453-3446
E-mail: awalters@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 145-A

Dr. Alan Walters is Professor of Vegetable Science and Breeding in the Department of Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.  He is also a prestigious Fulbright Research Scholar.  He grew up in the foothills of the ...read full profile >>

Dennis Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Dr. Dennis Watson

Office Phone: 618 | 453-6979
E-mail: dwatson@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 158-B

Classes AGSE 118: Introduction to Computers in Agriculture AGSE 361: Introduction to Control Programming AGSE 363: Agricultural Electrical and Electronic Systems AGSE 461: Programming for Agricultural Systems AGSE 483: Agricultural Processing Systems Education Southern Illinois University [B.S. 1982] Southern Illinois University [M.S. 1984] Michigan State University [Ph.D. 1987]

Andrew Wood

Professor, Stress Physiology

Andrew Wood

Office Phone: 618 | 453-5609
E-mail: wood@plant.siu.edu
Building Location: Life Science II, Room 431

The molecular, cellular and biochemical responses of plants to water-deficit stress is the central, and long-term, interest of my research program. My laboratory is pursuing a two-pronged strategy, one basic and one applied, with the ultimate goal of improving drought-tolerance ...read full profile >>