Program Administration

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Dr. Amanda Hodges
DPM Director Entomology and Nematology

Dr. Amanda Hodges joined the DPM program as the Program Director during August of 2012. Dr. Hodges provides overall coordination for the program, routinely communicates with faculty and students, communicates with prospective students, interfaces with external stakeholders, coordinates the recruiting and promotion of the program, performs various administrative duties, and participants in relevant teaching assignments, and provides graduate assistantship funding to DPM students through grants and contracts.

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Elena Alyanaya
Academic Advisor I Entomology and Nematology

Elena Alyanaya joined the DPM program as the Program Assistant during August of 2012. Ms. Alyanaya assists prospective students with application status questions, routinely communicates with current students and faculty regarding program-specific issues, and assists the DPM Director with various administrative duties.

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty that provides overall operational support and review of program activities and documents. Current members of the DPM Faculty Advisory Committee include:

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Dr. John Capinera
Faculty Advisor Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. William (Billy) Crow
Faculty Advisor Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. Nicholas Dufault
Faculty Advisor Plant Pathology
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Dr. John E. Erickson
Faculty Advisor Agronomy
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Dr. Norman C. Leppla
Faculty Advisor Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. Oscar E. Liburd
Faculty Advisor Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. Gregory E. MacDonald
Faculty Advisor Agronomy
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Dr. Heather McAuslane
Faculty Advisor Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. Kimberly Moore
Faculty Advisor Environmental Horticulture, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center
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Dr. John C. Peterson
Faculty Advisor Environmental Horticulture
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Dr. Keith R. Schneider
Faculty Advisor Food Science and Human Nutrition
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Dr. Jason A. Smith
Faculty Advisor School of Forest Resources and Conservation
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Dr. J. Stacy Strickland
Faculty Advisor Osceola County IFAS Extension Office
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Dr. Xin Zhao
Faculty Advisor Horticultural Sciences