SFA Faculty Listing
Robert Bayer, Animal Science
Timothy Bowden, Aquaculture
Stephanie Burnett, Horticulture
Beth Calder, Food Science
Lily Calderwood, Horticulture
Mary Ellen Camire, Food Science
Robert Causey, Animal Science
Susan Erich, Plant and Soil Chemistry
Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecology
Charlene Gray, Horticulture
Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Plant Pathology
Mark Hutton, Vegetable Crops
Pauline Kamath, Animal Health
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Clinical Nutrition
Anne Lichtenwalner, Animal Science
Robson Machado, Food Science
Ellen Mallory, Sustainable Agriculture
David Marcinkowski, Animal Science
Eileen Molloy, Human Nutrition
Renae Moran, Pomology
Angela Myracle, Human Nutrition
Balu Nayak, Food Science
Tsutomu Ohno, Soil Chemistry
Brian Perkins, Food Science
Jennifer Perry, Food Microbiology
Bryan Peterson, Horticulture
Greg Porter, Crop Ecology
Juan Romero, Animal Nutrition
Marianne Sarrantonio, Sustainable Agriculture
Denise Skonberg, Food Science
Martin Stokes, Animal Science
Susan Sullivan, Human Nutrition
Mona Therrien, Human Nutrition
Matthew Wallhead, Horticulture
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Human Nutrition
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition
Associate Professor of Horticulture
Degree: Ph.D. 2004 University of Georgia
Location: 205 Deering Hall
Professional Interests: Floriculture, Greenhouse Management
Teaching: PSE 110 Introduction to Horticulture and Green Design, PSE 215 Vegetable and Fruit Production (Course Coordinator), PSE 219 Herbaceous Landscape Plants, PSE 415 Greenhouse Management
Research: My research focuses on improving the efficiency and sustainability of greenhouse plant production. Since competition for available water resources will increase as the population increases, one research area focuses on improving irrigation efficiency. This may be done by determining the actual plant water needs and automating irrigation based on plant need. In addition, I am interested in developing production protocols for herbaceous perennials in commercial greenhouses and nurseries.
Peterson, B.J., O. Sanchez, S. Burnett, and D.J. Hayes. 2018. Sub-Mist is an effective alternative to overhead mist for propagation of coleus by stem cuttings. HortTechnology (in press).
Foster, J.J., S. Burnett, and L.B. Stack. 2017. Effects of light, soil moisture, and nutrition on greenhouse propagation of Linnaea borealis. HortTechnology 27:782-788.
Burnett, S., N. Mattson, and K. Williams. 2016. Substrates and fertilizers for organic container production of herbs, vegetable transplants, and herbaceous ornamental plants grown in greenhouses in the United States. Sci. Hort. 208:111-119.
Zhen, S. and S. Burnett. 2015. Effects of substrate volumetric water content on English lavender morphology and photosynthesis. HortScience 50:909-915.
Zhen, S., S. Burnett, M.E. Day, and M.W. van Iersel. 2014. Effects of substrate water content on morphology and physiology of rosemary, Canadian columbine, and cheddar pink. HortScience 49:486-492.
Papparozzi, E., N. Mattson, M. Grossman, and S. Burnett. 2013. Creative thinking, creative funding: Research, extension, and teaching consortiums – the 2013 National Floriculture Forum. HortTechnology 23:794-795.
Rothrock, M.J., Jr., Frantz, J.M., S. Burnett. 2012. Effect of volumetric water content and clover (Trifolium incarnatum) on the survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a soil matrix. Current Microbiology 65:272-283.