Meet Our Leaders in South Georgia

The UGA Tifton campus serves as a headquarters for research, extension and academic programs for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Meet the leaders who serve in Tifton and the southwest district of the state.


Assistant Dean for Tifton Campus

Tifton Campus Entomology

Departmental Leaders

Coordinating research, extension and instructional programs on the UGA Tifton campus

Agricultural & Applied Economics

Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

Animal & Dairy Science

Crop & Soil Sciences


Phillip Marion Roberts Extension Entomologist - Cotton


Patrick J. Conner Professor & Tifton REI Coordinator; Emphasis: Pecan & muscadine breeding

Plant Pathology

Timothy Branner Brenneman Professor, Peanut and Pecan Disease Management

Academic, Center and Extension Leadership

Academic Programs

Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health

National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory

Peggy Ozias-Akins Distinguished Research Professor; Emphasis: Molecular genetics of plant development, peanuts

Southwest District Extension

Andrea Scarrow Southwest District Director

Support Unit Leaders

Business Office

Conference Center

Experimental Statistics

Xuelin Luo Research Professional IV

IT & Computer Services

Precision Ag Shop

John Paulk Precision Ag Shop Manager

Property Control

Bo Carver CAES Property Control Coordinator

Tifton Facilities Management & Operations

Tifton Campus Physical Plant - Tifton

Tifton Farms

Tifton Campus Field Research Services - Tifton

Leadership for Research and Education Centers


Attapulgus Research and Education Center

C.M. Stripling

C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park

Southeast Georgia

Southeast Research and Education Center

Southwest Georgia

Southwest Research and Education Center