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Graduate Faculty

Graduate faculty can serve as advisors for graduate students. Faculty are located across the state: at the Pullman campus, the WSU TriCities campus, and at the four Research and Extension Centers.



Jacob Blauer

Assistant Professor

Potato Physiology

Ph. (509)335-6647

Stephen Ficklin

Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Computational Biology

Ph. (509) 335-4295

Dorrie Main



Ph. (509) 335-2774

Cameron Peace


DNA-informed breeding for tree fruit

Ph. (509) 335-6899


Mount Vernon

Lisa DeVetter

Associate Professor

Berry crop production and physiology

Ph. (360) 848-6124


Per McCord

Associate Professor

Stone Fruit Breeding & Genetics

Ph. (509) 786-9254

Matthew Whiting 


High efficiency orchard systems, applied whole-tree physiology

Ph. (509) 786-9260



Lee Kalcsits

Associate Professor

Tree fruit physiology

Ph. (509) 293-8764

Carolina Torres

Associate Professor

Tree fruit postharvest systems

Ph. (509) 293-8808

Non-Graduate Faculty

Non-graduate faculty do not serve as graduate student  committee major advisors.

Research Faculty

Sook Jung, Associate Research Professor,

Focus area:


G.N. Mohan Kumar, Associate Research Professor,

Focus area: Potato physiology/biochemistry, plant propagation, nutraceuticals


Sara Serra, Associate Research Professor,

Focus Area: Tree Fruit

Teaching Faculty

Jamie Holden

  • HORT 150: The Art and Science of Growing Plants [BSCI]
  • HORT 357: Greenhouse Management and Crop Production
  • HORT 358: Greenhouse Management and Crop Production Lab

Emeritus Faculty

  • Ahmed Ahmedullah
  • Andy Anderson
  • Preston Andrews
  • Leonard Askham
  • Bruce Barritt
  • Don Elfving
  • John Fellman
  • Bill Hendrix
  • Larry Hiller
  • Rita Hummel
  • Willy Iritani
  • Eugene Kupferman
  • N. Rick Knowles
  • Fenton Larsen
  • Ginny Lohr
  • Ray Maleike
  • Patrick Moore
  • Bob Norton
  • Max Patterson
  • Mack Roberts
  • Larry Schrader
  • Bob Thornton


Cheryl Rajcich

Administrative Manager

Ph. (509) 335-9503

Adē Snider

Academic/Internship Coordinator

Ph. (509) 335-3446

Maria Klement

Office Assistant

Ph. (509) 335-9502

Grant Morton

Fiscal Specialist

Ph. (509) 335-9502

Ed Scheenstra




Ed Scheenstra

Research Technician