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Mentors

The following plant pathologists are willing to provide materials, advice, or classroom visits to K-12 teachers. These busy people have limited time, so please read carefully what each individual is able to offer from the following list:

  1. support for classroom exercises
  2. plant materials
  3. microorganisms
  4. microbiological media and/or supplies
  5. information about plant pathology
  6. classroom visits

If you would like to be an APS Mentor or have comments or changes to make on your listing as a Mentor, contact Betsy Randall-Schadel at betsy.randall-schadel@aphis.usda.gov.


Gwyn A. Beattie
Iowa State University
Department of Microbiology
207 Science I
Ames, IA 50011
515-294-5571
gbeattie@iastate.edu

(1) support for classroom exercises

(3) microorganisms

Any restrictions? The microorganisms I can supply are bacteria only. I have a nice protocol for teaching Koch's postulates using carrot disks.


Juliet E. Carroll
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
Cornell University
Dept of Plant Pathology
A102 Barton Laboratory, Geneva, NY 14456-0462
315-787-2481
jec3@cornell.edu

(1) support for classroom exercises

(2) plant materials

(3) microorganisms

(4) microbiological media and/or supplies

(5) information about plant pathology

Any restrictions? No


Thomas A. Evans
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19717
Phone: 302-831-1066
tomevans@udel.edu

(1) support for classroom exercises

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? We can do this for any classroom in the State of Delaware. Provide assistance for 1, 5, and 6. Best in Winter and Spring but Fall is OK, as well.


William E. Fry
Department of Plant Pathology
334 Plant Science Bldg.
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
607 255 7863 (office)
607 255 3188 (lab)
607 255 3105 (Ms. Mary Brodie, secretary)
wef1@cornell.edu
http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/fry/index.htm

(1) support for classroom exercises

(2) plant materials

(3) microorganisms

(4) microbiological media and/or supplies

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? I could help with any of the categories if the needs are modest.


Linda E. Hanson
USDA-ARS, Sugar Beet Research Unit
Crops Research Laboratory
1701 Centre Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80526
970-498-4214
lehanson@lamar.colostate.edu

(1) support for classroom exercises

(3) microorganisms

(4) microbiological media and/or supplies

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? Most of the microorganisms I can supply would be fungi, I can only supply small amounts of media or supplies at a time. Classroom visits would be in a limited area. I would need some prior notification, especially in the spring and late summer or early fall.


Lisa E. Hoffman
Dupont Crop Protection Products
E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.
Stine-Haskell Research Center
Newark DE 19714
lisa-emele.hoffman@usa.dupont.com

(1) support for classroom exercises

(2) plant materials

(3) microorganisms

(4) microbiological media and/or supplies

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? No


Douglas J. Jardine
Department of Plant Pathology
K-State Research and Extension
4602 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-5502
785-532-1386
jardine@plantpath.ksu.edu
http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/path-ext/

(1) support for classroom exercises

(4) microbiological media and/or supplies

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? No


Brantlee Spakes Richter
Plant Pathology Dept.
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0680
352-273-2014
bsr@ufl.edu

(1) support for classroom exercises

(2) plant materials

(3) microorganisms

(4) microbiological media and/or supplies

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? 2, 3, and 4 on a case-by-case basis.


Jennifer Riggs
Bayer CropScience
T. W. Alexander Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919-549-2234
jennifer.riggs@bayer.com

(1) support for classroom exercises

(2) plant materials

(3) microorganisms

(4) microbiological media and/or supplies

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? At least one week notice.


Gail E. Ruhl
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
1155 LSPS
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1155
Phone: 765-494-4641
ruhlg@purdue.edu

(1) support for classroom exercises

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? No


Paul Vincelli
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
S-305 Ag Science North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
859/257-5675
pvincell@ca.uky.edu
http://www.ca.uky.edu/agcollege/
plantpathology/ppaexten/ppaext.html

(1) support for classroom exercises

(2) plant materials

(3) microorganisms

(4) microbiological media and/or supplies

(5) information about plant pathology

(6) classroom visits

Any restrictions? My own teaching schedule is very hectic from August until the first week of December. My schedule is quite variable other times of the year, but teachers can contact me because I am always willing to provide support and classroom visits, if my schedule permits.
Can only provide instruction for growing plant materials.
I have a limited culture collection of microorganisms, but am willing to provide selections from what I have with advance notice.
Only limited numbers of simple media, with advance notice. Not in the summer.