Faculty members in the Department of Plant Pathology come from many different backgrounds and focus on a variety of disciplines.

Adjunct Faculty
Emeritus Faculty
Megan Kennelly

Megan Kennelly, PhD

Department Head
Horticultural Crops
Email Dr. Kennelly

Eduard Akhunov

Eduard Akhunov, PhD

University Distinguished Professor | Wheat Genetics Resource Center Director
Wheat Genetics & Genomics
Email Dr. Akhunov

Alina Akhunova

Alina Akhunova, PhD

Research Professor | Integrated Genomics Director
Email Dr. Akhunoa

Kelsey Andersen Onofre

Kelsey Andersen Onofre, PhD

Assistant Professor
Wheat & Forage Crops
Email Dr. Andersen Onofre

Rodrigo Borba Onofre

Rodrigo Borba Onofre, PhD

Assistant Professor
Row Crops
Email Dr. Borba Onofre

Myron Bruce

Myron Bruce, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Applied Wheat Pathology
Email Dr. Bruce

David Cook

David Cook, PhD

Associate Professor | Graduate Program Director
Plant-Microbe Interactions
Email Dr. Cook

Jared Crain

Jared Crain, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Genomics Assisted Breeding
Email Dr. Crain

Giovana Cruppe

Giovana Cruppe, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Wheat Blast
Email Dr. Cruppe

Erick DeWolf

Erick DeWolf, PhD

Plant Disease
Email Dr. DeWolfe

Marty Draper

Marty Draper, PhD

Emeritus Professor
Email Dr. Draper

Jagger Harvey

Jagger Harvey, PhD

Research Professor
Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss
Email Dr. Harvey

Dal-Hoe Koo

Dal-Hoe Koo, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Wheat Cytogenetics
Email Dr. Koo

John Leslie

John Leslie, PhD

University Distinguished Professor
Plant Fungi
Email Dr. Leslie

Chris Little

Chris Little, PhD

Diseases & Fungal Pathogens
Email Dr. Little

Sanzhen Liu

Sanzhen Liu, PhD

Plant & Microbe Genomes
Email Dr. Liu

Shahideh Nouri

Shahideh Nouri, PhD

Associate Professor
Plant Viruses
Email Dr. Nouri

Judy O'Mara

Judy O'Mara

Instructor | Plant Diagnostic Lab Director
Plant Diagnostics
Email Judy

Jessica Rupp

Jessica L. Rupp Noller, PhD

Associate Professor
Wheat Pathology
Email Dr. Rupp

Jim Stack

Jim Stack, PhD

University Distinguished Professor | Great Plains Diagnostic Network Director
Plant Diagnostics
Email Dr. Stack

Richard Todd

Richard Todd, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Genetics
Email Dr. Todd

Timothy Todd

Timothy Todd

Nematode Diseases
Email Timothy

Chris Toomajian

Chris Toomajian, PhD

Associate Professor
Email Dr. Toomajian

Harold Trick

Harold Trick, PhD

Plant Molecular Biology
Email Dr. Trick

Barbara Valent

Barbara Valent, PhD

University Distinguished Professor
Rice & Wheat Blast
Email Dr. Williams