About Our Professors

Our faculty are personally interested in students’ careers!  The instructors are nationally and internationally renowned men and women who are tops in their fields.  Each student is assigned a personal advisor to help him/her select the classes and career path that are most suitable for

Tracy Dougher, Ph.D., Utah State University, 1999
Research Interests:  Reduction of environmental impact of greenhouse and nursery production

Bill Hoch, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2003
Research Interests:  Physiology and genetic improvement of woody ornamental plants

Jennifer Britton, M.L.A., University of Georgia, 2006
Research interests:  Cultural landscapes, sustainable construction techniques

Rebekah VanWieren, M.L.A., University of Michigan, 2009
Research Interests:  Ecological landscape design in the context of brownfield redevelopment and community design, design and planning of green infrastructure and networks at community and regional scales.

David Baumbauer, MSF, University of Montana
Director of the Plant Growth Center
Professional interests:  Native plant propagation, season extension technologies, international agricultural issues (especially in Latin America) and apiculture