Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator

Department of Horticultural Science

North Carolina State University



B.S. University of Massachusetts, 1979.  Plant and Soil Science

M.S. The Ohio State University,   1981.  Ornamental Horticulture


Joined NCSU Hort. Dept. in August of 1981 as a Lecturer

Undergraduate Coordinator : 1987 - present

Day to day operation of 2 and 4-year undergraduate program in Department of Horticultural Science including teaching and adviser assignments, course and curriculum revision and review, scholarship program, internship program, recruitment, graduation exercises, departmental representation, and committee work pertaining to teaching effectiveness and improvement.


Interim Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum. Jan. 1997 -Jan. 1999


Host: “In the Garden” television program on UNC TV,  Saturday’s at noon

           An introductory gardening show for the home gardener


Courses currently teaching:

           HS 100, Home Horticulture

           HS 201, Principles of Horticulture

           HS 371, Interior Plantscapes

           HS 290, Perspectives in Horticulture

           HS 495E Garden Center Operations


Professional Organizations:


           Southern Region, ASHS,  Committees; Education Section Chair, 1998/99

           National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

           President 1998/99, Vice President, 1997/98....Committees; Teaching Award     Committee, Southern Region Director, 1989-92

           Pi Alpha Xi


Honors and Awards:

           1.        Named NCSU Outstanding Teacher in 1984,1988, and again in 1996.


2.             NC State Alumni Distinguished Professor Award  in 1989


3.             National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teacher

                      Fellow Award in 1988, NACTA Teaching Award of Merit in 1991, the

                      Southern Region NACTA Outstanding Teacher Award in 1993 and the

                      Ensminger-Interstate Outstanding Teacher Award in 1994.


4.             American Society for Horticultural Science Distinguished Undergraduate Educator Award in 1994 and ASHS (Southern Region) Outstanding Teacher Award, 1992