Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems and Small Farms
Ariel leads and facilitates collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted applied research and education in community food systems and small farms for a six-county area which includes Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee and Elmore.
Professor, Water Resources Engineering
Allen specializes in evapotranspiration and hydrologic systems. His research team is the developer of the Landsat satellite-based METRIC process that received the “Innovations in American Governance Award” in 2010 by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Horticulture Aide, Idaho Master Gardener Program
Farm Operations Foreperson
Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences
Jackie Amende, an Extension educator, specializes in family and consumer sciences for Canyon County. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist focusing on nutrition and health programming.
Rhonda maintains the office and the UI Extension, Benewah County website.
Sixth Street Greenhouse Manager
I provide programming focusing on livestock, range management and 4-H youth development. I conduct educational beef cutting demonstrations that focus on end-product quality, and collect carcass data for numerous fairs.
4-H Program Coordinator
Teresa provides leadership for various aspects of day-to-day 4-H operations in Kootenai County, including enrollment, volunteer training, dog program and a variety of local educational events.
4-H Program Coordinator
Retired (Associate Extension Specialist — Forestry)
4-H Program Coordinator
Mashelle’s mission is to motivate, involve and encourage 4-H youth and adults so they can build teamwork, self-confidence and succeed in ventures within the 4-H program. Mashelle graduated from cosmetology school and worked in the field for numerous years before earning an associate’s degree from the College of Southern Idaho, followed by a bachelor’s in human resource development from Idaho State University.
Associate Director of Development
Assistant Professor - Meat Science
Phil is an assistant professor in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department where he will teach classes, and conduct applied research in meat quality with an emphasis in beef. Phil will use his industry experience to teach and advise students and others involved in the Idaho and Pacific Northwest meat production and processing community.
Science Programs Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development
Ms. Baumgartner currently serves as the Affiliate Partner for FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge programs in Idaho.
Director of Dietetics, Clinical Assistant Professor
Directs the nationally accredited dietetics program, leads development efforts of the dietetics program, recruits and advises dietetics students, and teaches food and nutrition courses.
Special Events Manager
Extension Educator, Horticulture
Susan is a leader in consumer and commercial horticultural education and provides practical educational programming for Ada County (Boise) and surrounding counties. Susan collaborates with Extension faculty in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon, along with state and county agencies, city departments, and private businesses and civic groups to deliver programming. She directs a variety of Idaho Master Gardener programs and trains and supervises 100 volunteers annually.
4-H Service Assistant
Data Entry Specialist
Director, Food Technology Center
Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Financial Management, Ada County Chair
Andrew is an Extension educator with a focus on financial management. Based in Ada County, Andrew works with community partners to provide financial literacy programs to individuals in need. He serves as chair for UI Extension, Ada County.
Professional Development Coordinator
UI Extension Web Coordinator
Bohach, Carolyn Hovde
University Distinguished Professor
Hovde Bohach’s area of expertise is infectious disease with emphasis on the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7. Primary interests are in the relationship of this human pathogen with healthy cattle.
Extension Educator, 4-H
Program Coordinator, Northern District
University Distinguished Professor
Associate Professor, Agricultural Engineer
Erin is an agricultural engineer by training and is a licensed professional engineer in civil engineering in the state of Idaho. His research and teaching focuses on landscape hydrology, erosion, water quality, nutrient transport and cycling in forested and agroecosystems.
Director and Veterinary Scientist
Brumbaugh’s teaching experience includes large animal internal medicine, respiratory physiology, veterinary pharmacology and veterinary clinical pharmacology. He advocates for proper application of evidence-based medicine because it provides a means to incorporate critical, analytical evaluation of results of valid research into clinical decisions.
Assistant Director, Employee Engagement and Operations
Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences
Julie's programming areas include health, nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and Bingham county chair. Julie is a registered dietitian nutritionist and previously worked as a nutrition faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Feed Mill Manager
Customer Service Specialist
4-H Program Coordinator
Jeni grew up on a farm in Minidoka County. She was very active in 4-H, taking on all sorts of projects, with her favorite being sheep. After many years of picking rock and thinning sugarbeets, she attended Boise State University’s Technical School in Business and Office Education. Jeni was ecstatic to be hired as Minidoka County’s 4-H program coordinator in 1993 and continues to “Make the Best Better."
Marketing & Communications Manager
Director of Administrative Services/Fiscal Officer
Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Kara Carleton joined the Idaho Master Gardener Program in 2013. As program coordinator, she empowers a team of 60+ volunteers to provide educational outreach and research-based solutions that address a variety of home horticultural, lawn and garden challenges facing local citizens. Carleton fosters a culture that supports the “Helping People Grow” mission. She has diverse experience in the fields of nonprofit administration, green design, horticulture and gardening.
Responsibilities: Weed management, plant sampling, plant assessments, planting, harvest operations, post harvest processing, seed preparation.
Tetonia Research and Extension Center Superintendent
Inorganic Group Leader
Group leader for Inorganic Laboratory and Soil Testing Facility. Responsible for sample analysis and direct supervision of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians involved in testing of soils, waters and biological tissues. Responsible for work flow scheduling, quality control oversight, method development, instrument maintenance, report writing, training and client support. Instrumentation includes FIA, AA, ICP, ICP/MS, TOC/TN, CVAFS, CNS and IC. Reviews and approves SOPs relating to inorganic procedures and general laboratory operations. Maintains QA/QC protocols on the soil tests conducted in the laboratory.
Sheep Center Manager
Tribal 4-H Program Director
Extension Dairy Specialist and Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
4-H Program Assistant
Assistant Professor — Research
Yimin is a human milk researcher with 15 years of clinical experience. She investigates the effects of human milk immunomodulatory components on the infant gastrointestinal and systemic immune response.
Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism
Extension Educator, Idaho County
Jim Church provides educational programs for commercial livestock producers in UI Extension’s northern district. Specialties include beef cattle production, marketing and management. Jim also manages the 4-H animal science program in Idaho County.
Clancy, Debby Lea
Senior Customer Service Specialist
Assistant Director of Recruitment
4-H Event Coordinator/Office Manager
Shana Codr is responsible for the management and logistical coordination of all 4-H statewide and national events. She also provides for the financial management and accountability of the revenue and gift accounts as well as the management and facilitation of all 4-H college scholarships.
Assistant Professor, Meat Science
Department Chair and Professor
Jim Connors serves as the chair of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Connors formerly served as an AEE assistant professor from 1996-2000. In 2000, he became a member of the faculty in the Department of Human & Community Resource Development at Ohio State University before returning to Idaho.
Dalton’s research studies are focused on increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination in dairy cattle, including heat detection accuracy, synchronization programs and AI technician proficiency. A current project is focused on heat detection accuracy, with 15 Idaho dairies as collaborators.
Research Associate Professor
- Nematology: Globodera pallida biology, population genetics and control
Principal Research Specialist
Jim, a native of northern Idaho, has worked with canola, rapeseed and mustard at the University of Idaho for 30 years. Jim was a plant disease diagnostician at Utah State University, worked with alfalfa at the University of Wisconsin and barley, potatoes and onions for a short time at Washington State University. Jim manages the canola, rapeseed and mustard program's Pacific Northwest variety testing project and other field trials.
Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Professor
Doumit’s equine course provides an understanding of science and production as it relates to the care and management of the horse, including hands-on experience for students in equine management practices.
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist — Seed Potato
Duellman’s research focuses on all aspects of seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and to seed-related aspects of commercial potato production. Her extension program focuses on providing relevant, timely, science-based, non-biased information to growers and the industry.
Director, Seed Potato Germplasm Program
Durrin’s experience includes plant tissue culture, plant virology and nematology. She has worked with potatoes in a laboratory and greenhouse setting for the past decade. In her current position as director of the Nuclear Seed Potato Program, she maintains tissue culture of over 300 potato varieties including public, private and research lines. She strives to provide seed potato growers and researchers with quality pre-nuclear seed they can rely on.
Extension Agricultural Economist, Professor
University Distinguished Professor
Assistant Professor, Range Livestock Research
Ellison is located at the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center and her research focuses primarily on the effects of grazing livestock on wildlife and range.
England teaches beef cattle production medicine and gives lectures to ranchers statewide on vaccination programs, calving and ranch management. He also serves as the veterinarian for the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center.
Personal Finance Specialist and Associate Professor
My interests include personal finance, with an emphasis on youth education. Areas of expertise include credit building, credit scores, investing for retirement, withdrawal strategies, financial goal setting and emergency preparedness. I also have interests in instructional design strategies and instruction through serious games.
Interim Idaho FFA Executive Director
Jeremy Falk completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University, where he taught the FFA/SAE course and assisted with the teaching methods course. He taught secondary agriculture classes for four years at Federal Hocking High School in southeastern Ohio. Falk has served as a superintendent for the sheep barn at the Ohio State Fair and he enjoys raising club lambs with his family.
Monica Fisher is an applied economist whose research covers a wide range of topics including poverty, food insecurity, climate change, technology adoption, gender and entrepreneurship. Her research has a geographical focus on sub-Saharan Africa (Malawi, Senegal and Uganda) and rural U.S.
Heather holds a bachelor's in psychology with a second major in women’s studies. She has a great love for gardening and small farms, and studied soil science at the graduate level at Washington State University. She is also a licensed massage therapist in both Washington and Idaho.
Fu’s teaching includes botany; crop genetics and breeding; and plant science seminars. Fu has been working in wheat molecular genetics involving germplasm innovation, genetic transformation, map-based gene cloning, fungal disease resistance and male sterility.
Beef Center Manager
Beef Extension Specialist and Associate Professor
Glaze coordinates beef extension programming throughout the state and serving as a resource for stakeholders like beef producers, allied industries, veterinarians, extension educators and the general public. His extension program focuses on breeding and genetics, beef quality assurance (BQA), general management and reproduction.
Academic Advisor and Peer Leader Liaison
Advisor for first and second year students in agribusiness and applied economics; peer leader liaison.
Drop-ins are welcome or email for an appointment.
I grew up outside of Moscow where my grandfather farmed and had a few dairy cows. I’ve worked at the U of I for 19 years and the best part of my job is advising and helping students.
Grant & Project Coordinator
Digital Media Producer
Director of International Programs
Superintendent, Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center; Cattle Management Lead, Rinker Rock Creek Ranch
The Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center is the University of Idaho’s primary cow/calf and forage research center. John’s program conducts applied research to enhance food production and sustainability of beef production operations.
Director, Aquaculture Research Institute and Professor
Hardy is an expert in animal nutrition, specifically fish nutrition and serves as the director of the Aquaculture Research Institute. He oversees the activities of 40 scientists and staff, with most supported by research grants, for which he is responsible.
Organic Group Leader
Group Leader for organic analyses and regulated scientific studies. Responsible for analysis and the general and direct supervision of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians performing organic analytical chemistry. Testing includes pesticides, herbicides and other agricultural, industrial and naturally occurring compounds and substances in agricultural, biological and environmental samples, including plant and animal tissues, waters and soils, using gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and other methods as required. Responsible for work flow scheduling, quality control oversight, method development, instrument maintenance, report writing and training, as well as general group management tasks. Responsible for Group adherence to applicable testing guidelines. Reviews and approves SOPs relating to organic procedures and general laboratory operations. Provides expertise for the laboratory’s computer network and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Patrick performs evidence-based research and extension work on agricultural commodity markets with a focus on market structure and conditions for crops grown in Idaho.
Heimgartner teaches courses in agricultural mechanics and skills such as beginning welding, shop practices and advanced welding. Students mastering the theoretical and technical knowledge as well as the tactile or motor skill.
Soil and environmental physics with an emphasis on hydraulic properties of soils and porous media as well as their characterization using near-surface geophysics.
Extension Specialist, Professor
Ho Kim, Jang
Assistant Professor, Extension Food Safety Specialist
Jang is an experienced food scientist. He provides evidence-based educational information related to value-added processing and consumer food safety on home food preservation, sanitation, food handling, food recalls and warnings.
Foundation Seed Program Coordinator
He teaches general biochemistry and plant biochemistry courses. His research covers areas of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and genomics of plants, with special interests in cell wall biosynthesis, flower and seed development, and biological nitrogen fixation.
As a researcher and educator, Hunt was engaged in a broad spectrum of activities that involved applied aspects of ruminant nutrition, with particular emphasis on beef cattle.
Hutchinson, Pamela J.S.
Associate Professor, Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist
Premier Potato Cropping Systems Weed Management Program. Increased database of hairy nightshade biology in potato cropping systems. Hairy nightshade control with targeted tank mixtures. Potato variety tolerance to new potato herbicides. Effect of glyphosate carryover in tubers of multiple potato varieties. New information on herbicide management of the Pale Cyst Nematode trap crop Solanum sisymbriifolium.
Department Head and Professor
Jodi’s research is focused on climate change/variability and sustainable agriculture and the impacts of management on soil health.
Joyner’s courses focus on practical application of food science concepts, critical thinking and problem-solving. Topics covered include engineering and quality management principles that are used in the food industry as well as sensory aspects of dairy products. She uses multiple active learning strategies in all courses to promote improved depth of learning and long-term retention.
Kahl manages the Soil and Water Resources Lab where much of the research is focused around carbon and nitrogen cycling, earthworm ecology and soil health monitoring in regional conservation agriculture soils and native ecosystems.
Assistant Professor, Small Ruminant Medicine
Owner and clinical practitioner of a rural mixed animal veterinary practice. The practice emphasized strategies, of preventative medicine, herd health and client education. In addition I was a temporary instructor at the University of Idaho.
Assistant Professor - Research (Fish Nutrition and Nutrigenomics)
Kumar’s research interest revolves around aquaculture (marine and freshwater); nutrition, physiology and genomics of aquatic animals. Main aim of his research is to develop nutritionally balanced, environmentally sound and cost-effective seafood production.
Curator and manager of the William F. Barr Entomological Museum
Luc Leblanc has many years of experience in the fields of insect taxonomy (especially Tephritidae and Ichneumonidae) and managing insect collections. He also lived and worked many years abroad, implementing plant protection-related projects in Africa (1989-1994) and the South Pacific Islands (1994-2002).
Katherine is an applied natural resource and environmental economist with a background in natural science. Her research is highly interdisciplinary, using economic and ecological concepts in mathematical models and empirical analyses in order to explore feedbacks between human and natural systems.
Extension Specialist, Associate Professor; Director of Rural Studies Program
Department Head and Professor, Co-Director of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem
Assistant Professor, Cropping Systems Agronomy
Xi Liang is leading a Cropping Systems Agronomy program with focuses on crop physiology in response to abiotic and biotic stresses, irrigation management and alternative crop agronomy (e.g., cover crops and quinoa).
Associate Professor, Waste Management Engineer
Chen’s research and extension focus on value-added products from waste, mitigation of environmental impacts caused by waste, and dissemination of science-based information to help stakeholders make informed decisions, leading to positive changes.
My research focuses on starch chemistry and its influence on human health and functionality. Starch is the major glycemic carbohydrate source for humans, and the final digestion product — dietary glucose, is a major energy source and affects some physiologic responses. Starch is also the major eatable component in crops, such as potato and wheat, and its properties and interaction with another macro- and micro-molecules have a significant impact on crop end-use quality.
Public Information Officer
I am a research assistant for Erik Wenninger at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. My work is broadly focused on the behavior and ecology of the potato psyllid, an important disease vector in potato crops.
Professor, Co-Director of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem
Luckhart is an expert in arthropod-borne infectious diseases. Her major focus is malaria, including innate immunity in the mosquito and mammalian host and interventions to block both disease and transmission.
Professor — Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences
Robert conducts research on water quality and water quantity water resource issues in Idaho. In addition to public perceptions, priorities and actions taken to address water resource issues in the Pacific Northwest.
Research Professor, Extension Specialist — Plant Pathologist
Supervises chemists, laboratory technicians and support personnel performing analyses for environmental, soil, water, plant and veterinary toxicology samples. Schedules work flow and instrument maintenance, provides quality control oversight and staff training as well as general group management tasks. Reviews all work performed in the analytical laboratory for validity according to quality control defined guidelines. Reviews and approves standard operating procedures; supervises method development and modifications to procedures as improvements become necessary. Writes grant proposals and conducts research on projects that are pertinent to the laboratory’s mission. Serves as laboratory research director for pesticide residue regulatory studies under CFR 40 Section 160. Provides ISO 17025 expertise for continued laboratory compliance with quality assurance programs including accreditation by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.
University Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean of Research & Director of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station
McGuire, Michelle (Shelley)
Director and Professor
Department Head, Professor
Interim Administrative Coordinator
Minor Use Pesticide Specialist
Director of Development and Capital Projects Analyst
My research is centered on bacterial pathogenesis of Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pestis, etiologic agents of yersiniosis and bubonic plague respectively. The hallmark of these infectious agents is their ability to suppress the innate immune response of mammalian hosts.
Our research group conducts translational, trans-disciplinary research to advance the goals of sustainability by developing new knowledge and innovations in the area of sustainable solutions for water resources. We have had considerable impact on individuals, communities and environmental quality in a regional, national and international context.
Program Specialist, Academic Coordinator
Professor; Extension Specialist, Weed Science; Superintendent
My research and extension activities focus on weed management systems in irrigated dry bean and sugar beet cropping systems. This includes developing economical and environmentally safe weed management in narrow row dry bean production as well as reduced and no tillage dry bean and sugar beet production systems.
Professor, Soil Biochemistry
My research program is focused on the fate and transport of synthetic and natural organics in soil and water systems, with a specific interest in natural pesticides.
Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences
Ms. Morrisroe-Aman is a family and consumer sciences (FCS) assistant professor, in Ada County, focused on nutrition, health and food safety. She leads the district Diabetes Prevention Program and co-leads the district Master Food Safety Advisor volunteer programs.
Murdoch’s research focuses on characterizing the relationship between genetic variation in mammals and traits which are valued and important to society. She exploits a number of molecular and genetic tools to further improve our understanding of how these variations affect biological processes of both undesirable and desirable phenotypic traits.
Murdoch primarily assesses and evaluates the physiological status of striated muscle in the context of nutritional changes, growth promoters and genetic variation using advanced high-throughput molecular tools such as gene expression analyses (qRT-PCR), transcriptome analyses and proteomic, enzymatic and biochemical assays.
Student Services Manager
Superintendent & Orchard Operations Manager
Kyle Nagy is responsible for the operations at Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. The center includes a USDA Certified Organic orchard that specializes in antique and heirloom fruit varieties.
Associate Professor, Extension Specialist — Water Management Engineer
Neibling serves as the state irrigation specialist for University of Idaho Extension. In this role, he delivers educational programs, develops extension materials, works with county faculty and participates in farm visits.
Professor, Extension Dairy Specialist
Assistant Dean of Government and External Relations
Parrella, Michael P.
Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Director of Development
Samantha works to secure major gifts for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences initiatives.
Paszczynski, Andrzej J.
Paszczynski use an emerging proteomic approaches to discern and verify the unique proteins (biomarkers) that infer directly or indirectly the functional aspects of microbial tolerance of the extreme environmental conditions. Protecting space from bacteria and Lignin degradation: microorganisms, enzymes involved, genomes analysis and evolution
Farm Operations Supervisor
Superintendent, Palouse Research, Extension and Education Center
Associate Dean and Director of UI Extension
Barbara’s experience includes serving as an Extension educator in Bonneville County for 11 years with an emphasis in family and consumer sciences. She offered programming in family development and financial literacy. For four years Barbara provided leadership for UI Extension programs in 16 counties as the eastern district director. In 2014 she was selected to be the interim UI Extension director and became the associate dean/director of UI Extension in 2016.
Student Support Specialist
Professor and Senior Associate Director of the U of I Rangeland Center
Director of Statistical Programs
Statistical consultation for Ag science researchers.
Associate Professor, Ecological Entomology
Roe, Annie J.
Extension Specialist, Director of Eat Smart Idaho
Administrative Financial Specialist, Eat Smart Idaho
Assist the director and state coordinator for Eat Smart Idaho. Manage and project multiple budgets and personnel actions for Eat Smart Idaho throughout Idaho.
Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Agricultural Economics
Senior Director of Development
Matthew has a broad range of experience including greenhouse growing and engineering, hydroponics/aquaponics and organic farming. He is dedicated to growing the highest quality pre-nuclear seed potatoes and advancing techniques for their culture. Matthew is always happy to talk about potatoes, greenhouse growing, storage and hydroponics. Give him a call if you would like to schedule a tour of the facilities.
Director, Agricultural Commodity Risk Management Program; Clinical Assistant Professor
CALS Web Coordinator
Ryu, Jae Hyeon
My research is on drought monitoring and forecasting, hydrological modeling, and water resources planning and management in a changing global environment associated with urbanization and climate variability. Continue in biography.
Research interests in my laboratory involve naturally occurring toxicants of microbial or environmental origin and the effect of various food processes on their chemistry and biological effects. An area of emphasis is chemical and toxicological fate of mycotoxins, a diverse group of secondary metabolites produced by certain fungi. Current projects include the risk assessment of ochratoxin A in the U.S. We are also developing culturally sensitive education programs for the deaf teenagers to reduce foodborne illness.
Senior Agricultural Technician
Director, Grant and Project Development
Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Associate Research Professor
Cropping Systems Agronomist, Assistant Professor
Schroeder’s research focuses on improving cereal-based cropping systems through a combination of crop rotation, nutrient management and agronomic inputs. A specific focus of the research is to understand and manage soil acidity, and examines strategies for management of soilborne fungal diseases. Schroeder directs the small grain and grain legume Extension variety trials for northern Idaho, providing objective variety performance and yield data for public and private materials.
Interim Superintendent and Professor
For cereals and cereal products, I have a profound interest in understanding the chemical reasons for protein functionality and have characterized and manipulated various protein sources to function in a similar manner to wheat gluten. For seafood, focused on the area of seafood chemistry and functionality to develop new ways to reduce fishery wastes and to characterize how seasonal and physiological cycles affected fish composition.
Aberdeen Research and Extension Center Superintendent
Superintendent, Aberdeen Research and Extension Center; Professor
Professor, Environmental Soil Chemistry
My Environmental Soil Chemistry program is focused on gaining a better understanding of reaction processes in the environment to gain new insights into contaminant and nutrient speciation, reaction pathways, and mineralogy in soil and water systems.
Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicologist
Diagnostic Toxicologist for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). Evaluates, coordinates and interprets results of veterinary diagnostic toxicology samples submitted to the UI ASL. Consults with veterinarians concerning veterinary toxicology cases and diagnoses. Maintains communications with WADDL and WI personnel concerning veterinary toxicology services and cases. Conducts field investigations of animal poisonings when needed. Note: The Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicologist has responsibilities at the University of Idaho and Washington State University outside the UI ASL. The duties listed above reflect her duties only as applied to the laboratories.
Taylor, R. Garth
Extension Specialist, Associate Professor
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Director of the Agribusiness Incubator
Director, Agribusiness Incubator
Department Head and Professor
Assistant to the Dean
Ünlü is an instructor for three senior-level and a graduate-level food science courses at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Ünlü’s research laboratory has a food microbiology/ biotechnology focus targeting main agricultural interests, commodities (dairy, potatoes, fish) and byproducts (cheese whey, potato peel waste, fish skin/bones) in ID and WA.
I copy edit and proofread all peer-accepted manuscripts to UI Extension, shepherd submissions through all production stages and serve as a liaison between authors and production staff, among many other duties.
I teach design, apparel technology and industry-aligned courses with emphasis on applied learning through projects that simulate industry processes. I enthusiastically support undergraduate research projects and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Watson is a natural resource and regional development economist whose research focuses on the role of natural resources in the economic health of communities and evidence based economic development planning.
Extension Area Economist
Academic Advisor and Peer Leader Liaison
Research Specialist, Agriculture Extension
David’s research experience includes geographic determinants of evolution, bacterial components of sick building syndrome, intercellular communication, bacterial biofilms and fungal pathogens of legumes. He brings a broad scientific experience to fieldwork, assisting with data collection and proper application of herbicides and fertilizers.
Senior Research Scientist
Senior Research Technician
Kattlyn Wolf received her B.S. in Animal Science in 2000 and her B.S. in Vocational Agriculture in 2002 from the University of Wyoming. She was a member of the Collegiate Meat Judging Team, Sigma Alpha, Alpha Tau Alpha, Block and Bridle and Collegiate FFA and was one of two College of Agriculture Senators in the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming. She received her honorary state FFA degree from Wyoming in 2005.
UI Extension Support Scientist 2
Assistant Professor, Plant Pathologist
James manages the Plant Clinic at Parma offering a range of diagnostic tests and advice to growers. In addition, James has a research program characterizing plant pathogens and developing new diagnostic methods for diseases across a range of crops.