Our Faculty

Get to know the people teaching at UGA-Tifton. Our faculty inspire the next generation of agricultural and environmental scientists to do better.


Timothy Branner Brenneman
Timothy Branner Brenneman Professor, Peanut and Pecan Disease Management
Plant Pathology
Peng Chee
Peng Chee Professor | Cotton Breeding and Genetics, Host- Plant Resistance, Quantitative Trait Loci, Genomics
Crop & Soil Sciences National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
D. Barry Croom
D. Barry Croom Professor
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
Albert K. Culbreath
Albert K. Culbreath Professor, Foliar fungal diseases and Tomato spotted wilt of peanut
Plant Pathology
Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez
Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez Professor; Emphasis: Vegetable production (conventional, organic & sustainable); plasticulture; environmental physiology
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Bhabesh Dutta
Bhabesh Dutta Associate Professor and Extension Vegetable Disease Specialist
Plant Pathology
Esendugue Greg Fonsah
Esendugue Greg Fonsah Professor and REI Coordinator
Agricultural & Applied Economics

Ron Gitaitis

Professor Emeritus

Email: dronion@uga.edu

Phone: 229-386-3157

Glendon H. Harris
Glendon H. Harris Professor, Extension Agronomist - Environmental Soil & Fertilizer
Crop & Soil Sciences
Peggy Ozias-Akins
Peggy Ozias-Akins Distinguished Research Professor; Emphasis: Molecular genetics of plant development, peanuts
Horticulture National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
David G Riley
David G Riley Emeritus Professor
Entomology
Phillip Marion Roberts
Phillip Marion Roberts Extension Entomologist - Cotton
Entomology
W. Don Shurley
W. Don Shurley Extension Economist - Cotton
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Amanda R Smith
Amanda R Smith Senior Public Service Associate
Agricultural & Applied Economics
John L Snider
John L Snider Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Michael D Toews
Michael D Toews Assistant Dean, Tifton Campus, Professor
Tifton Campus Entomology
George Vellidis
George Vellidis University Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences