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College of Agriculture

Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
Faculty of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station

The Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources originated in 1871, making it one of the first and oldest departments at Kansas State University. We are dedicated to improving lives through dynamic, diverse education and research programs. The department offers graduate programs in a number of horticultural commodity and discipline areas and natural resource areas.

Adam A. Ahlers

Adam A. Ahlers
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Wildlife and outdoors management

Carolyn Baldwin

Carolyn Blocksome Baldwin
Research Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Prescribed burning
Ecological and environmental issues affecting rangelands

Charles Barden

Charles Barden
Professor of Forestry, Director of Tuttle Forestry Research Center

Specialization:
Forestry
Agroforestry
Water quality

Cheryl R. Boyer

Cheryl R. Boyer
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Alternative substrates
Nursery crop production
Woody plants
Horticultural marketing

Dale J Bremer

Dale J. Bremer
Professor, Graduate Program Director

Specialization:
Turfgrass science
Environmental physics
Micrometerology

Jeremy S. Cowan

Jeremy S. Cowan
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Sustainable food production systems

 

Jason Griffin

Jack D. Fry
Professor

Specialization:
Turfgrass science

Jason Griffin

Jason Griffin
Professor, 
State Extension Leader, 
Director of John C. Pair 
Horticultural Center

Specialization:
Plant propagation
Production of woody landscape plants

Jared Hoyle

Jared A. Hoyle
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Extension turfgrass

Steven J. Keeley

Steven J. Keeley
Interim Department Head, Professor

Specialization:
Horicultural pest management
Turfgrass management

Chad Miller

Chad T. Miller
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Floriculture
Geophytes
Ornamentals
Plant physiology

 

Sunghun Park

Sunghun Park
Professor

Specialization:
Horticultural crop genomics/biotechnology

 

C. B. Rajashekar

C. B. Rajashekar
Professor

Specialization:
Plan environmental stresses
Phytochemicals and human health 

Cary L. Rivard

Cary L. Rivard
Associate Professor,
Director, K-State Research
and Extension Center-Olathe

Specialization:
Fruit and vegetable production

Ryan Sharp

Ryan L. Sharp
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Park management and conservation


 


Kimberly Williams

Kimberly A. Williams
Professor

Specialization:
Plant nutrition
Greenhouse management
Substrate physiochemical properties

Candice A. Shoemaker

Candice A. Shoemaker
Professor

Specialization:
Horticulture and human health

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