Faculty

Program Administration

Dr. Amanda Hodges
DPM Program Director

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, participates 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
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.
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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:

Dr. John Capinera
Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. William (Billy) Crow
Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. Nicholas Dufault
Plant Pathology
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Dr. John E. Erickson
Agronomy
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Dr. Norman C. Leppla
Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. Oscar E. Liburd
Entomology and Nematology
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Dr. Gregory E. MacDonald

Agronomy

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Dr. Heather McAuslane

Entomology and Nematology

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Dr. Kimberly Moore

Environmental Horticulture
Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center

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Dr. John C. Peterson

Environmental Horticulture

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Dr. Keith R. Schneider

Food Science and Human Nutrition

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Dr. Jason A. Smith

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

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Dr. J. Stacy Strickland

Osceola County Extension Office

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Dr. Xin Zhao

Horticultural Sciences

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