Horticultural Science Faculty
 

Dr. William C. Fonteno

Director

Horticultural Substrates Laboratory

Dr William C. Fonteno

Academic Rank: Professor

Education

  • B.A. University of Texas, Austin 1972 Botany
  • M.A. University of Texas, Austin 1973 Botany (Plant Ecology)
  • Ph.D. Texas A&M Univ., 1976 Horticulture

Date Joined NCSU Faculty: August 1, 1976


Professional Experience

  • Professor Horticultural Science 1995 - Present
  • Associate Professor Horticultural Science 1982 - 1995
  • Assistant Professor Horticultural Science 1976 - 1982
  • Research Fellow. Texas A&M Univ. 1975 - 1976
  • Research Assistant, Texas A&M Univ. 1973-75

Departmental Assignments

  • Teaching (60%)
    • HS 041 Greenhouse Crop Production - Spring
    • AGI 095H Plant Growth & Development - Fall
  • Research (40%) - Hydrology of Horticultural Substrates and Urban Soils
  • Director, Horticultural Substrates Laboratory

Awards and Honors

  • A. H. Krezdorn Award American Society for Horticultural Science, Southern Region Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research. (1977 )
  • Alex Laurie Award for most outstanding research paper published in HortScience or the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science given by American Society for Horticultural Science. (1978 )
  • Alex Laurie Award for most outstanding research paper published in HortScience or the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science in 1990, given by the Ohio Florists Association at the International Floriculture Industry Short Course. (1990 )
  • Alex Laurie Award for most outstanding research paper published in HortScience or the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science in 1990, Presented by the Ohio Florists Association at the International Floriculture Industry Short Course. (1991 )
  • Kenneth Post Award for best paper published in HortScience and the Journal of ASHS with senior author graduate student (Robert Milks) given by the Floriculture Working Group of ASHS. (Robert Milks, W.C. Fonteno, R.A. Larson, authors)

Professional and Honor Societies

  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • International Society for Horticultural Science
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Sigma (Biological Science)
  • Pi Alpha Xi (Floriculture)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Agriculture)

Maintained by Bill Fonteno


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