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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

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Agenbroad, Ariel

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems and Small Farms

Ariel leads and facilitates collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted applied research and education in community food systems and small farms for a six-county area which includes Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee and Elmore.

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Ahmadzadeh, Amin

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Albright, Theresa

Budget Specialist

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Allen, Richard

Professor, Water Resources Engineering

Allen specializes in evapotranspiration and hydrologic systems. His research team is the developer of the Landsat satellite-based METRIC process that received the “Innovations in American Governance Award” in 2010 by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Allen, Monica

Horticulture Aide, Idaho Master Gardener Program

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Allen, Sundance

Farm Operations Foreperson

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Amende, Jackie

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Jackie Amende, an Extension educator, specializes in family and consumer sciences for Canyon County. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist focusing on nutrition and health programming.

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Amy, Rhonda

Office Manager

Rhonda maintains the office and the UI Extension, Benewah County website.

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Anderson, Lyona

Laboratory Technician

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Anderson, Phil

Sixth Street Greenhouse Manager

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Anderson, Tiffany

Administrative Assistant

Araquistain, Theresa

Administrative Coordinator

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Arcibal, Suzette

Doctoral Candidate

Responsibilities: Fusarium Head Blight ratings, isolation and culturing pathogens and associated laboratory work, preparation of disease inoculum, disease ratings, sample collection and statistical analyses.

Ayers, Wayne

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Baker, Sarah

Extension Educator

I provide programming focusing on livestock, range management and 4-H youth development. I conduct educational beef cutting demonstrations that focus on end-product quality, and collect carcass data for numerous fairs.

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Balderrama, Teresa

4-H Program Coordinator

Teresa provides leadership for various aspects of day-to-day 4-H operations in Kootenai County, including enrollment, volunteer training, dog program and a variety of local educational events.

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Barfuss, Lisa

4-H Program Coordinator

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Barlow, Mashelle

4-H Program Coordinator

Mashelle’s mission is to motivate, involve and encourage 4-H youth and adults so they can build teamwork, self-confidence and succeed in ventures within the 4-H program. Mashelle graduated from cosmetology school and worked in the field for numerous years before earning an associate’s degree from the College of Southern Idaho, followed by a bachelor’s in human resource development from Idaho State University.

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Barrington, Ann

Associate Director of Development

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Bass, Phil

Assistant Professor - Meat Science

Phil is an assistant professor in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department where he will teach classes, and conduct applied research in meat quality with an emphasis in beef. Phil will use his industry experience to teach and advise students and others involved in the Idaho and Pacific Northwest meat production and processing community.

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Baumgartner, Dave

Grants Specialist

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Baumgartner, Robin

Science Programs Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development

Ms. Baumgartner currently serves as the Affiliate Partner for FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge programs in Idaho.

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Baumhoff, Cini

Supervisor

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Becker, Hydee

Director of Dietetics, Clinical Assistant Professor

Directs the nationally accredited dietetics program, leads development efforts of the dietetics program, recruits and advises dietetics students, and teaches food and nutrition courses.

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Beckman, Amberly

Special Events Manager

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Beckstead, Tina

4-H Assistant

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Bell, Susan

Extension Educator, Horticulture

Susan is a leader in consumer and commercial horticultural education and provides practical educational programming for Ada County (Boise) and surrounding counties. Susan collaborates with Extension faculty in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon, along with state and county agencies, city departments, and private businesses and civic groups to deliver programming. She directs a variety of Idaho Master Gardener programs and trains and supervises 100 volunteers annually.

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Bennett, Michal

Administrative Assistant

Benson, Amber

4-H Service Assistant

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Bertram, Melissa

Scientific Aide

Bevan, Josh

Director, Food Technology Center

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Biggers, Carol

Nutrition Advisor

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Bingham, Andrew

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Financial Management, Ada County Chair

Andrew is an Extension educator with a focus on financial management. Based in Ada County, Andrew works with community partners to provide financial literacy programs to individuals in need. He serves as chair for UI Extension, Ada County.

Blickenstaff, Shannon

Professional Development Coordinator

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Boese-Empey, Michelle

UI Extension Web Coordinator

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Bohach, Carolyn Hovde

University Distinguished Professor

Hovde Bohach’s area of expertise is infectious disease with emphasis on the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7. Primary interests are in the relationship of this human pathogen with healthy cattle.

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Boice, Kandee

Extension Educator, 4-H

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Bone, Yolanda

Program Coordinator, Northern District

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Bowen, Hadley

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Bregante, Erryn

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Brooks, Erin

Associate Professor, Agricultural Engineer

Erin is an agricultural engineer by training and is a licensed professional engineer in civil engineering in the state of Idaho. His research and teaching focuses on landscape hydrology, erosion, water quality, nutrient transport and cycling in forested and agroecosystems.

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Brown, Jack

Professor

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Brumbaugh, Gordon

Director and Veterinary Scientist

Brumbaugh’s teaching experience includes large animal internal medicine, respiratory physiology, veterinary pharmacology and veterinary clinical pharmacology. He advocates for proper application of evidence-based medicine because it provides a means to incorporate critical, analytical evaluation of results of valid research into clinical decisions.

Buchert, Charity

Assistant Director, Employee Engagement and Operations

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Buck, Julie

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Julie's programming areas include health, nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and Bingham county chair. Julie is a registered dietitian nutritionist and previously worked as a nutrition faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

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Buckallew, Evan

Feed Mill Manager

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Bull, Brad

Agricultural Mechanic

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Bullers, Elizabeth

Assistant Director of College Retention, Peer Liaison

Burke, Tenley

Research Associate

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Burt, Marcia

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Busch, Mary

Horticulture Associate

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Busdon, Sarah

Administrative Assistant

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Butterfield, Stephanie

Customer Service Specialist

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Bywater, Jeni

4-H Program Coordinator

Jeni grew up on a farm in Minidoka County. She was very active in 4-H, taking on all sorts of projects, with her favorite being sheep. After many years of picking rock and thinning sugarbeets, she attended Boise State University’s Technical School in Business and Office Education. Jeni was ecstatic to be hired as Minidoka County’s 4-H program coordinator in 1993 and continues to “Make the Best Better."

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Calabretta, Amy

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Callister, David

Extension Educator and County Chair

David specializes in agronomy, community and economic development and 4-H youth development.

Caplan, Allan

Associate Professor

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Cardona, Margarita

Director of Administrative Services/Fiscal Officer

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Carleton, Kara

Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Kara Carleton joined the Idaho Master Gardener Program in 2013. As program coordinator, she empowers a team of 60+ volunteers to provide educational outreach and research-based solutions that address a variety of home horticultural, lawn and garden challenges facing local citizens. Carleton fosters a culture that supports the “Helping People Grow” mission. She has diverse experience in the fields of nonprofit administration, green design, horticulture and gardening. 

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Carlson, Zac

Research Technician

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Carnahan, Kevin

Senior Researcher

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Carnes, Casie

Administrative Assistant

Carrillo, Martha

Field Technician

Responsibilities: Weed management, plant sampling, plant assessments, planting, harvest operations, post harvest processing, seed preparation.

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Carter, Todd

Tetonia Research and Extension Center Superintendent

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Carter, Cheryl

Administrative Assistant

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Case, Tom

Inorganic Group Leader

Group leader for Inorganic Laboratory and Soil Testing Facility. Responsible for sample analysis and direct supervision of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians involved in testing of soils, waters and biological tissues. Responsible for work flow scheduling, quality control oversight, method development, instrument maintenance, report writing, training and client support. Instrumentation includes FIA, AA, ICP, ICP/MS, TOC/TN, CVAFS, CNS and IC. Reviews and approves SOPs relating to inorganic procedures and general laboratory operations. Maintains QA/QC protocols on the soil tests conducted in the laboratory.

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Casebolt, Dave

Sheep Center Manager

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Cates, Nola

Tribal 4-H Program Director

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Cernyar, Krista

Office Manager

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Chahine, Mireille

Extension Dairy Specialist and Professor

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Chapman, Erin

Clinical Associate Professor

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Chavarria, Ronnell

4-H Program Assistant

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Chen, Yimin

Assistant Professor — Research

Yimin is a human milk researcher with 15 years of clinical experience. She investigates the effects of human milk immunomodulatory components on the infant gastrointestinal and systemic immune response.

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Chen, Jianli

Associate Professor

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Chibisa, Gwinyai

Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism

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Church, James

Extension Educator, Idaho County

Jim Church provides educational programs for commercial livestock producers in UI Extension’s northern district. Specialties include beef cattle production, marketing and management. Jim also manages the 4-H animal science program in Idaho County.

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Clancy, Debby Lea

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Clements, Debbie

Administrative Coordinator

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Coburn, Sally

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Cochran, Audra

Assistant Director of Recruitment

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Codr, Shana

4-H Event Coordinator/Office Manager

Shana Codr is responsible for the management and logistical coordination of all 4-H statewide and national events. She also provides for the financial management and accountability of the revenue and gift accounts as well as the management and facilitation of all 4-H college scholarships.

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Coffey, Becky

FCS Assistant

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Colle, Michael

Assistant Professor, Meat Science

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Connors, James

Department Chair and Professor

Jim Connors serves as the chair of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Connors formerly served as an AEE assistant professor from 1996-2000. In 2000, he became a member of the faculty in the Department of Human & Community Resource Development at Ohio State University before returning to Idaho.

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Cook, Stephen

Professor

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Cook, Nadine

4-H Program Assistant

Coordinating and facilitating the 4-H Youth Development program in Elmore County. Helping our youth and leaders, achieve greatness through education, service and activities in the community.

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Cook, Patricia

Office Manager

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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Corrao, Mark V.

Adjunct Faculty

Cummins, Heather

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Dalton, Joseph

Professor

Dalton’s research studies are focused on increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination in dairy cattle, including heat detection accuracy, synchronization programs and AI technician proficiency. A current project is focused on heat detection accuracy, with 15 Idaho dairies as collaborators.

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Dalton, Nikola

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

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Dandurand, Louise-Marie

Research Associate Professor

  • Nematology: Globodera pallida biology, population genetics and control

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Darby, Chris

Administrative Assistant

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Daughdrill, Patty

Nutrition Advisor, Eat Smart Idaho

David, Kirk

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David, Madeline

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Davids, Rosie

4-H Program Coordinator

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Davis, Jim

Principal Research Specialist

Jim, a native of northern Idaho, has worked with canola, rapeseed and mustard at the University of Idaho for 30 years. Jim was a plant disease diagnostician at Utah State University, worked with alfalfa at the University of Wisconsin and barley, potatoes and onions for a short time at Washington State University. Jim manages the canola, rapeseed and mustard program's Pacific Northwest variety testing project and other field trials.

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de Haro-Martí, Mario

Extension Educator

Mario works helping Idaho producers to manage and reduce the environmental impact of their livestock and farming operations while increasing their productivity, sustainability and workforce education.

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Dearien, Christy

Research Associate

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DePhelps, Colette

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

DePhelps’ specializes in community food systems; small farms; organizational development, strategic planning and facilitation. She advocates for and uses community-based, participatory approaches to education and research to develop timely, relevant and impactful programs.

DeWitt, Amy

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Dodds, Bebe

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Dolecheck, Suzann

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Suzann provides leadership and supervision for University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development in Twin Falls County. She collaborates with regional university faculty and community partners to design, implement and evaluate multi-county programming that promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Doumit, Matt

Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Professor

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Doumit, Stacey

Senior Instructor

Doumit’s equine course provides an understanding of science and production as it relates to the care and management of the horse, including hands-on experience for students in equine management practices.

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Du, Xiaoxue "Rita"

Assistant Professor

Duellman, Kasia

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist — Seed Potato

Duellman’s research focuses on all aspects of seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and to seed-related aspects of commercial potato production. Her extension program focuses on providing relevant, timely, science-based, non-biased information to growers and the industry.

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Durrin, Jenny

Director, Seed Potato Germplasm Program

Durrin’s experience includes plant tissue culture, plant virology and nematology. She has worked with potatoes in a laboratory and greenhouse setting for the past decade. In her current position as director of the Nuclear Seed Potato Program, she maintains tissue culture of over 300 potato varieties including public, private and research lines. She strives to provide seed potato growers and researchers with quality pre-nuclear seed they can rely on.

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Dye, Lorie

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development

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Easley, Cassandra

4-H Friday Friends Coordinator

Eborn, Ben

Extension Agricultural Economist, Professor

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Eigenbrode, Sanford

University Distinguished Professor

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Ekins, Jim

Area Water Educator

Jim has a natural resource degree from Western Carolina University and a master's in natural resources planning from University of Oregon. He worked in three national parks, on a research base in Antarctica and in wetland restoration for watershed councils in Oregon and Idaho. He's an avid canoeist, skier and runner.

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Ellis, Lance

Extension Educator

Lance specializes in home and commercial horticulture, small acreage farming, general agriculture and poultry. He teaches agriculture classes in both English and Spanish related to grain, forage and livestock.

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Ellison, Melinda

Assistant Professor, Range Livestock Research

Ellison is located at the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center and her research focuses primarily on the effects of grazing livestock on wildlife and range.

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England, James

Professor

England teaches beef cattle production medicine and gives lectures to ranchers statewide on vaccination programs, calving and ranch management. He also serves as the veterinarian for the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center.

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Englehart, Bev

Office Assistant

Ensafi, Pooria

Doctoral Student

Responsibilities: Collection of and characterizing nematodes in Southern and Eastern Idaho.

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Erickson, Luke

Personal Finance Specialist and Associate Professor

My interests include personal finance, with an emphasis on youth education. Areas of expertise include credit building, credit scores, investing for retirement, withdrawal strategies, financial goal setting and emergency preparedness. I also have interests in instructional design strategies and instruction through serious games.

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Ettesvold, Audrey

Administrative Coordinator

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Ettesvold, Susan

Community Nutrition Advisor

Evans, Clara-Leigh

Interim Idaho FFA Executive Director

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Evenson, Sandra

Professor

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Ewers, Timothy G.

Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist

Science, technology and aerospace.

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Falk, Jeremy

Associate Professor

Jeremy Falk completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University, where he taught the FFA/SAE course and assisted with the teaching methods course. He taught secondary agriculture classes for four years at Federal Hocking High School in southeastern Ohio. Falk has served as a superintendent for the sheep barn at the Ohio State Fair and he enjoys raising club lambs with his family.

Fallahi, Esmaeil

Professor

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Findlay, Reed

Extension Educator, Crops and Horticulture

Reed Findlay graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in agronomy in 1993. He began his career as an agricultural Extension educator with Montana State University working out of Rosebud and Treasure counties. He currently serves with the University of Idaho as a crops and horticulture Extension educator and county chair in Bannock and Bingham counties.

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Finkelnburg, Douglas

Area Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

Finkelnburg supports dryland cropping systems extension and outreach activities throughout northern Idaho. He supports collaborative approaches to deliver unbiased university driven research to agricultural producers and agricultural industry partners to solve ongoing production challenges.

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Fisher, Heather

Administrative Coordinator

Heather holds a bachelor's in psychology with a second major in women’s studies. She has a great love for gardening and small farms, and studied soil science at the graduate level at Washington State University. She is also a licensed massage therapist in both Washington and Idaho.

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Floch, Judy

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

Foist, Laura

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Eat Smart Idaho Administrator

Laura has a background in food and nutrition. She specializes in helping people learn how to eat healthy and safe. She also administers the Eat Smart Idaho program in the Eastern Idaho District. Eat Smart Idaho helps low income families learn techniques for buying, preparing and eating healthy foods on a limited budget.

Fornshell, Gary

Extension Educator, Aquaculture

Gary has formed close ties with the aquaculture industry and others involved with aquaculture to be able to develop and implement an aquaculture program. The program addresses water quality and quantity, feeds and nutrition, seafood education and aquatic animal health. He works closely with the outside agencies, UI Extension and research faculty and the aquaculture industry, which is concentrated in Twin Falls, Jerome and Gooding counties. The educational programs he teaches to youth take place at Natural Resources Camp, and are related to aquaculture to include water quality, aquatic ecology and fish biology.

Frazier, Erica

Financial Specialist

Fu, Daolin

Assistant Professor

Fu’s teaching includes botany; crop genetics and breeding; and plant science seminars. Fu has been working in wheat molecular genetics involving germplasm innovation, genetic transformation, map-based gene cloning, fungal disease resistance and male sterility.

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Funkhouser, Connie

4-H Program Assistant

Funkhouser grew up in Camas County. She is a proud Camas County Musher and attends every school home game unless it conflicts with grandchildren events. She has been with UI Extension, Camas County since March 1985. She loves working with youth and volunteer leaders and watching them grow and learn in the 4-H program.

Gardiner, Kali

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Kali Gardiner, RDN, LD is the Northern District Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator. She oversees day to day operations, including monitoring program delivery and data collection compliance, supervision and training of Eat Smart Idaho staff and assisting to build and enrich partnerships with agencies. Kali received her B.S. in Food & Nutrition: Dietetics from the University of Idaho, and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has been with the University of Idaho since 1997. Area counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone

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Garner, Zane

Beef Center Manager

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Garofano, Kathy

Administrative Coordinator

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Geiger, Blair

Extension/4-H Office Assistant

Gerber, Linda

Outreach to Military Kids Coordinator

Military Kids and Speak Out for Military Kids.

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Ghimire, Nav

Associate Director of UI Extension

Nav’s experience includes impact evaluation, program design, implementation and adult education. His focus is building evaluation capacity of Extension educators and increase their ability to document program impacts that meet the needs of local, state and federal stakeholders.

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Gillespie, Dana

District 4-H Event/Program Coordinator

Gillespie, Donna

Regional Youth Development Educator

Gillespie provides statewide leadership in 4-H citizenship and civic education, personal development and leadership. Including programs: Idaho’s 4-H State Teen Association Convention, 4-H Know Your Government and Idaho 4-H Ambassador. She partners with 4-H professionals in youth development programming throughout central Idaho.

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Givens, Ruth

Master Gardener Assistant

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Glaze, Benton

Beef Extension Specialist and Associate Professor

Glaze coordinates beef extension programming throughout the state and serving as a resource for stakeholders like beef producers, allied industries, veterinarians, extension educators and the general public. His extension program focuses on breeding and genetics, beef quality assurance (BQA), general management and reproduction.

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Gleason, Gayle

Academic Advisor and Peer Leader Liaison

Advisor for first and second year students in agribusiness and applied economics; peer leader liaison.

Drop-ins are welcome or email for an appointment.

I grew up outside of Moscow where my grandfather farmed and had a few dairy cows. I’ve worked at the U of I for 19 years and the best part of my job is advising and helping students.

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Graff, Anna

Administrative Assistant

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Gray, Debbie

Grant & Project Coordinator

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Greenwalt, Tammy

Financial Specialist

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Greenway, Surine

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Surine is a University of Idaho alum who enjoys working for the University of Idaho while working with consumers throughout Owyhee County and the southern region of Idaho.

Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agricultural

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Guske, Hans

Digital Media Producer

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Gutierrez, Michael

Agricultural Coordinator

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Hafez, Saad

Professor

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Haggerty, Robert

Director of International Programs

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Hale, Ruth

Office Manager

Hall, John

Superintendent, Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center; Cattle Management Lead, Rinker Rock Creek Ranch

The Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center is the University of Idaho’s primary cow/calf and forage research center. John’s program conducts applied research to enhance food production and sustainability of beef production operations.

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Hamilton, Melissa

Extension Educator, Community Development and Agriculture

Melissa's interests are on rural regional planning, multi-modal transportation systems, asset/value based development, meeting facilitation and community food systems.

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Hansen, Kristin

Manager, Eat Smart Idaho

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Hansen, Lance

Extension Educator

Lance will share the programs offered by University of Idaho Extension with the community. He plans to work with all ages to improve financial literacy, by providing trainings when possible.

Hansen, Lyle

Central District Director; Superintendent

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Hanson, Renee

Office Administrator

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Hardy, Ronald

Director, Aquaculture Research Institute and Professor

Hardy is an expert in animal nutrition, specifically fish nutrition and serves as the director of the Aquaculture Research Institute. He oversees the activities of 40 scientists and staff, with most supported by research grants, for which he is responsible.

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Harris, Therese

Publishing Director

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Harrison, Steve

Extension Educator

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Hart, Brian

Organic Group Leader

Group Leader for organic analyses and regulated scientific studies. Responsible for analysis and the general and direct supervision of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians performing organic analytical chemistry. Testing includes pesticides, herbicides and other agricultural, industrial and naturally occurring compounds and substances in agricultural, biological and environmental samples, including plant and animal tissues, waters and soils, using gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and other methods as required. Responsible for work flow scheduling, quality control oversight, method development, instrument maintenance, report writing and training, as well as general group management tasks. Responsible for Group adherence to applicable testing guidelines. Reviews and approves SOPs relating to organic procedures and general laboratory operations. Provides expertise for the laboratory’s computer network and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

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Hatzenbuehler, Patrick

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Patrick performs evidence-based research and extension work on agricultural commodity markets with a focus on market structure and conditions for crops grown in Idaho.

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Heckman, Susie

4-H Coordinator

Susie Heckman provides the organizational framework for the UI Extension, 4-H Youth Development program in Idaho County by coordinating local 4-H activities, organizing and conducting leader training classes, working with adult volunteer leaders and youth members and providing educational program resources.

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Heimgartner, Marvin

Senior Instructor

Heimgartner teaches courses in agricultural mechanics and skills such as beginning welding, shop practices and advanced welding. Students mastering the theoretical and technical knowledge as well as the tactile or motor skill.

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Heinse, Robert

Associate Professor

Soil and environmental physics with an emphasis on hydraulic properties of soils and porous media as well as their characterization using near-surface geophysics.

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Henderson, Paige

Administrative Coordinator

Paige provides office management and oversees day-to-day operations and budget monitoring. She also assists in the development of University of Idaho educational program resources, marketing, registration, coordination and set-up of workshops and seminars.

Hickman, Amanda

4-H Assistant

Higgins, Lorie

Extension Specialist, Professor

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Hirnyck, Ronda

Extension Pesticide Specialist and Professor

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Ho Kim, Jang

Assistant Professor, Extension Food Safety Specialist

Jang is an experienced food scientist. He provides evidence-based educational information related to value-added processing and consumer food safety on home food preservation, sanitation, food handling, food recalls and warnings.

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Hoadley, David

Foundation Seed Program Coordinator

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Hong, Zonglie

Associate Professor

He teaches general biochemistry and plant biochemistry courses. His research covers areas of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and genomics of plants, with special interests in cell wall biosynthesis, flower and seed development, and biological nitrogen fixation.

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Hunt, Carl

Professor Emeritus

As a researcher and educator, Hunt was engaged in a broad spectrum of activities that involved applied aspects of ruminant nutrition, with particular emphasis on beef cattle.

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Hutchinson, Pamela J.S.

Associate Professor, Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist

Premier Potato Cropping Systems Weed Management Program. Increased database of hairy nightshade biology in potato cropping systems. Hairy nightshade control with targeted tank mixtures. Potato variety tolerance to new potato herbicides. Effect of glyphosate carryover in tubers of multiple potato varieties. New information on herbicide management of the Pale Cyst Nematode trap crop Solanum sisymbriifolium.

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Job, Ashley

Research Technician

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Johnson, Aaron

Associate Professor

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Johnson-Maynard, Jodi

Department Head and Professor

Jodi’s research is focused on climate change/variability and sustainable agriculture and the impacts of management on soil health.

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Jones, Janice

Assistant Director, Financial Operations

Joyner, Helen

Assistant Professor

Joyner’s courses focus on practical application of food science concepts, critical thinking and problem-solving. Topics covered include engineering and quality management principles that are used in the food industry as well as sensory aspects of dairy products. She uses multiple active learning strategies in all courses to promote improved depth of learning and long-term retention.

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Kahl, Kendall

Research Specialist

Kahl manages the Soil and Water Resources Lab where much of the research is focused around carbon and nitrogen cycling, earthworm ecology and soil health monitoring in regional conservation agriculture soils and native ecosystems.

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Karasev, Alexander

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Kayler, Zachary

Assistant Professor

My projects focus on the understanding of ecosystem biogeochemical cycles within natural and managed ecosystems with an emphasis on ecosystem sustainability, resilience, diversity and adaptation.

Konetchy, Denise

Assistant Professor, Small Ruminant Medicine

Owner and clinical practitioner of a rural mixed animal veterinary practice. The practice emphasized strategies, of preventative medicine, herd health and client education. In addition I was a temporary instructor at the University of Idaho.

Koole, Travis

IT Analyst - Moscow, northern Idaho

Kuhl, Joseph

Associate Professor

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Kumar, Vikas

Assistant Professor - Research (Fish Nutrition and Nutrigenomics)

Kumar’s research interest revolves around aquaculture (marine and freshwater); nutrition, physiology and genomics of aquatic animals. Main aim of his research is to develop nutritionally balanced, environmentally sound and cost-effective seafood production.

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Kunz, Amber

Administrative Assistant

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Lawrence, Randy

Research Technician

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Leblanc, Luc

Curator and manager of the William F. Barr Entomological Museum

Luc Leblanc has many years of experience in the fields of insect taxonomy (especially Tephritidae and Ichneumonidae) and managing insect collections. He also lived and worked many years abroad, implementing plant protection-related projects in Africa (1989-1994) and the South Pacific Islands (1994-2002).

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Lee, Katherine

Assistant Professor

Katherine is an applied natural resource and environmental economist with a background in natural science. Her research is highly interdisciplinary, using economic and ecological concepts in mathematical models and empirical analyses in order to explore feedbacks between human and natural systems.

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Lee, Hyun Jung

Assistant Professor

Lent, Melinda

Scientific Aide, Senior

Lewin, Paul

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor; Director of Rural Studies Program

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Lewis, Edwin

Department Head and Professor, Co-Director of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

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Liang, Xi

Assistant Professor, Cropping Systems Agronomy

Xi Liang is leading a Cropping Systems Agronomy program with focuses on crop physiology in response to abiotic and biotic stresses, irrigation management and alternative crop agronomy (e.g., cover crops and quinoa).

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Lide, Chen

Associate Professor, Waste Management Engineer

Chen’s research and extension focus on value-added products from waste, mitigation of environmental impacts caused by waste, and dissemination of science-based information to help stakeholders make informed decisions, leading to positive changes.

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Loftus, Bill

Public Information Officer

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Lojewski, Jeffrey

Research Specialist

I am a research assistant for Erik Wenninger at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. My work is broadly focused on the behavior and ecology of the potato psyllid, an important disease vector in potato crops.

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Love, Stephen

Professor

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Lu, Liang "Jimmy"

Assistant Professor

Luckhart, Shirley

Professor, Co-Director of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

Luckhart is an expert in arthropod-borne infectious diseases. Her major focus is malaria, including innate immunity in the mosquito and mammalian host and interventions to block both disease and transmission.

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Lunt, Marty

Personnel Coordinator

Lynn, Betsy

Program Assistant

Betsy serves as the UI Extension program assistant in providing office support to the Extension educator and 4-H program assistant. Her focus is to help with the growth and expansion of programs offered.

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Maas, Alexander

Assistant Professor

Maas’ research areas include the allocation and valuation of scarce resources, with a focus on water related issues. He is an interdisciplinary, applied economist with a particular focus on the economic implications of resource management and local policies.

Mahler, Robert

Professor — Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences

Robert conducts research on water quality and water quantity water resource issues in Idaho. In addition to public perceptions, priorities and actions taken to address water resource issues in the Pacific Northwest.

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Marshall, Juliet

Research Professor, Extension Specialist — Plant Pathologist

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Martin, Mary Ellen

Administrative Coordinator

Matthews, Sara

Instructor

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McGeehan, Steven

Laboratory Director

Supervises chemists, laboratory technicians and support personnel performing analyses for environmental, soil, water, plant and veterinary toxicology samples. Schedules work flow and instrument maintenance, provides quality control oversight and staff training as well as general group management tasks. Reviews all work performed in the analytical laboratory for validity according to quality control defined guidelines. Reviews and approves standard operating procedures; supervises method development and modifications to procedures as improvements become necessary. Writes grant proposals and conducts research on projects that are pertinent to the laboratory’s mission. Serves as laboratory research director for pesticide residue regulatory studies under CFR 40 Section 160. Provides ISO 17025 expertise for continued laboratory compliance with quality assurance programs including accreditation by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

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McGuire, Mark

University Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean of Research & Director of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station

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McGuire, Michelle (Shelley)

Director and Professor

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McIntosh, Christopher

Department Head, Professor

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Meeks, Will

Minor Use Pesticide Specialist

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Meyer, Sonya

Professor

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Miller, Jay

IT Analyst - Southern Idaho

Miller, Jim

Director of Development and Capital Projects Analyst

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Miner, Katie

Senior Instructor

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Minnich, Scott

Associate Professor

My research is centered on bacterial pathogenesis of Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pestis, etiologic agents of yersiniosis and bubonic plague respectively. The hallmark of these infectious agents is their ability to suppress the innate immune response of mammalian hosts.

Moller, Greg

Professor

Our research group conducts translational, trans-disciplinary research to advance the goals of sustainability by developing new knowledge and innovations in the area of sustainable solutions for water resources. We have had considerable impact on individuals, communities and environmental quality in a regional, national and international context.

Moore-Kriwox, Amanda

Program Specialist, Academic Coordinator

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Morra, Matthew

Professor, Soil Biochemistry

My research program is focused on the fate and transport of synthetic and natural organics in soil and water systems, with a specific interest in natural pesticides.

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Morrisroe-Aman, Bridget

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Ms. Morrisroe-Aman is a family and consumer sciences (FCS) assistant professor, in Ada County, focused on nutrition, health and food safety. She leads the district Diabetes Prevention Program and co-leads the district Master Food Safety Advisor volunteer programs.

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Murdoch, Brenda

Assistant Professor

Murdoch’s research focuses on characterizing the relationship between genetic variation in mammals and traits which are valued and important to society. She exploits a number of molecular and genetic tools to further improve our understanding of how these variations affect biological processes of both undesirable and desirable phenotypic traits.

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Murdoch, Gordon

Professor

Murdoch primarily assesses and evaluates the physiological status of striated muscle in the context of nutritional changes, growth promoters and genetic variation using advanced high-throughput molecular tools such as gene expression analyses (qRT-PCR), transcriptome analyses and proteomic, enzymatic and biochemical assays.

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Murdock, Sharon

Student Services Manager

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Nagy, Kyle

Superintendent & Orchard Operations Manager

Kyle Nagy is responsible for the operations at Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. The center includes a USDA Certified Organic orchard that specializes in antique and heirloom fruit varieties.

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Neibling, Howard

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist — Water Management Engineer

Neibling serves as the state irrigation specialist for University of Idaho Extension. In this role, he delivers educational programs, develops extension materials, works with county faculty and participates in farm visits.

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Newman, Soren

Research Associate

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Nielsen, Barbara

Research Support Scientist

Norell, Rick

Professor, Extension Dairy Specialist

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Olmstead, Brent

Assistant Dean of Government and External Relations

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Olsen, Nora

Professor

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Ottley, Michael T

Noxious Weed and Invasive Species Supervisor

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Parrella, Michael P.

Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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Parrott, Samantha

Director of Development

Samantha works to secure major gifts for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences initiatives.

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Paszczynski, Andrzej J.

Professor Emeritus

Paszczynski use an emerging proteomic approaches to discern and verify the unique proteins (biomarkers) that infer directly or indirectly the functional aspects of microbial tolerance of the extreme environmental conditions. Protecting space from bacteria and Lignin degradation: microorganisms, enzymes involved, genomes analysis and evolution

Patten, Roy

Farm Operations Supervisor

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Peak, Josh

Superintendent, Palouse Research, Extension and Education Center

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Peavler, Deborah

4-H Coordinator

Petrasso, Nick

Office Assistant

Pollard, Dawn

Student Support Specialist

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Powell, Matt

Associate Professor

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Prather, Timothy

Professor and Senior Associate Director of the U of I Rangeland Center

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Pratt, Nicole

Administrative Assistant

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Price, William

Director of Statistical Programs

Statistical consultation for Ag science researchers.

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Randall, Jill

Lab and Field Technician

Rashed, Arash

Associate Professor, Ecological Entomology

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Rezamand, Pedram

Associate Professor

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Rielly, Shawna

Administrative Assistant

Rigby, Debbie

Management Assistant

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Roe, Annie J.

Extension Specialist, Director of Eat Smart Idaho

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Roe, Christina

Administrative Financial Specialist, Eat Smart Idaho

Assist the director and state coordinator for Eat Smart Idaho. Manage and project multiple budgets and personnel actions for Eat Smart Idaho throughout Idaho.

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Roheim, Cathy

Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Agricultural Economics

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Root, Jen

Senior Director of Development

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Roth, Matthew

Greenhouse Manager

Matthew has a broad range of experience including greenhouse growing and engineering, hydroponics/aquaponics and organic farming. He is dedicated to growing the highest quality pre-nuclear seed potatoes and advancing techniques for their culture. Matthew is always happy to talk about potatoes, greenhouse growing, storage and hydroponics. Give him a call if you would like to schedule a tour of the facilities.

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Ruhoff, Norm

Director, Agricultural Commodity Risk Management Program; Clinical Assistant Professor

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Rumford, Debra

CALS Web Coordinator

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Ryu, Jae Hyeon

Associate Professor

My research is on drought monitoring and forecasting, hydrological modeling, and water resources planning and management in a changing global environment associated with urbanization and climate variability. Continue in biography.

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Ryu, Dojin

Interim Director

Research interests in my laboratory involve naturally occurring toxicants of microbial or environmental origin and the effect of various food processes on their chemistry and biological effects. An area of emphasis is chemical and toxicological fate of mycotoxins, a diverse group of secondary metabolites produced by certain fungi. Current projects include the risk assessment of ochratoxin A in the U.S. We are also developing culturally sensitive education programs for the deaf teenagers to reduce foodborne illness. 

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S. Strickland, Michael

Assistant Professor

My research interests are the interface between soil, microbial and ecosystem ecology. Soils, as well as the microbial communities and ecosystem processes supported by soils, are some of the most imperiled systems on the planet.

Saam, Mark

Senior Agricultural Technician

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Saul, Darin

Director, Grant and Project Development

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Schoepflin, Carly

Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives

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Schroeder, Brenda

Associate Research Professor

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Schroeder, Kurtis

Cropping Systems Agronomist, Assistant Professor

Schroeder’s research focuses on improving cereal-based cropping systems through a combination of crop rotation, nutrient management and agronomic inputs. A specific focus of the research is to understand and manage soil acidity, and examines strategies for management of soilborne fungal diseases. Schroeder directs the small grain and grain legume Extension variety trials for northern Idaho, providing objective variety performance and yield data for public and private materials.

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Schwarzländer, Mark

Professor

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Sheng, Haiqing

Research Support Scientist

Shewmaker, Glenn

Interim Superintendent and Professor

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Singh, Shree

Professor

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Smith, Kasee

Assistant Professor

Smith, Brennan

Assistant Professor

For cereals and cereal products, I have a profound interest in understanding the chemical reasons for protein functionality and have characterized and manipulated various protein sources to function in a similar manner to wheat gluten. For seafood, focused on the area of seafood chemistry and functionality to develop new ways to reduce fishery wastes and to characterize how seasonal and physiological cycles affected fish composition.

Sprinkle, Jim

Beef Extension Specialist

Stark, Jeff

Aberdeen Research and Extension Center Superintendent

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Stark, Jeffrey

Superintendent, Aberdeen Research and Extension Center; Professor

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Stewart, Lynna

Graphic Designer

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Strawn, Daniel

Professor, Environmental Soil Chemistry

My Environmental Soil Chemistry program is focused on gaining a better understanding of reaction processes in the environment to gain new insights into contaminant and nutrient speciation, reaction pathways, and mineralogy in soil and water systems.

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Talcott, Patricia

Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicologist

Diagnostic Toxicologist for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). Evaluates, coordinates and interprets results of veterinary diagnostic toxicology samples submitted to the UI ASL. Consults with veterinarians concerning veterinary toxicology cases and diagnoses. Maintains communications with WADDL and WI personnel concerning veterinary toxicology services and cases. Conducts field investigations of animal poisonings when needed. Note: The Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicologist has responsibilities at the University of Idaho and Washington State University outside the UI ASL. The duties listed above reflect her duties only as applied to the laboratories.

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Taylor, R. Garth

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Tejeda, Hernan

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

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Thomas, Zachary

IT Analyst - Northern Idaho

Thornton, Mike

Parma Chair and Professor

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Thornton, Mike

Parma Chair and Professor

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Toomey, Jim

Director of the Agribusiness Incubator

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Toomey, Jim

Director, Agribusiness Incubator

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Tripepi, Robert

Department Head and Professor

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Tsao, Ling-Ling

Associate Professor

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Tyacke, Rhonda

Assistant to the Dean

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Unlu, Gulhan

Associate Professor

Ünlü is an instructor for three senior-level and a graduate-level food science courses at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Ünlü’s research laboratory has a food microbiology/ biotechnology focus targeting main agricultural interests, commodities (dairy, potatoes, fish) and byproducts (cheese whey, potato peel waste, fish skin/bones) in ID and WA.

Wahl, Lori

Instructor

I teach design, apparel technology and industry-aligned courses with emphasis on applied learning through projects that simulate industry processes. I enthusiastically support undergraduate research projects and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Wakefield, Robyn

Grants Specialist

Walsh, Olga

Research Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems Agronomy

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Walsh, Olga

Research Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems Agronomy

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Wang, Yi

Assistant Professor

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Waters, Holly

Project Administrator

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Watson, Philip

Associate Professor

Watson is a natural resource and regional development economist whose research focuses on the role of natural resources in the economic health of communities and evidence based economic development planning.

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Wegner, Wendy

Career Development Liaison

Wenninger, Erik

Associate Professor

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Westerhold, Ashlee

Extension Area Economist

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Wharton, Phillip

Associate Professor

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White, Trevor

Academic Advisor and Peer Leader Liaison

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White, David

Research Specialist, Agriculture Extension

David’s research experience includes geographic determinants of evolution, bacterial components of sick building syndrome, intercellular communication, bacterial biofilms and fungal pathogens of legumes. He brings a broad scientific experience to fieldwork, assisting with data collection and proper application of herbicides and fertilizers.

Williams, Cody

Grants Specialist

Williams, Janet

Senior Research Scientist

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Willis, Dayna

Personnel Coordnator

Wilson, Linda

Financial Specialist

Winfree, Jason

Associate Professor

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Wingerson, Megan

Senior Research Technician

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Wolf, Kattlyn

Associate Professor

Kattlyn Wolf received her B.S. in Animal Science in 2000 and her B.S. in Vocational Agriculture in 2002 from the University of Wyoming. She was a member of the Collegiate Meat Judging Team, Sigma Alpha, Alpha Tau Alpha, Block and Bridle and Collegiate FFA and was one of two College of Agriculture Senators in the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming. She received her honorary state FFA degree from Wyoming in 2005.

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Woodell, Lynn

UI Extension Support Scientist 2

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Woodhall, James

Assistant Professor, Plant Pathologist

James manages the Plant Clinic at Parma offering a range of diagnostic tests and advice to growers. In addition, James has a research program characterizing plant pathogens and developing new diagnostic methods for diseases across a range of crops.

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Wu, Ying

Research Support Scientist

Xiao, Fangming

Associate Professor

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Yielding, Kallie

Administrative Financial Specialist

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Young, Todd

Application/Database Administrator

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Zagelow, Kari

Management Assistant

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

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