Faculty & Staff

Title / Area of Specialization


Dr. Charles Long Resident Director of Research; Professor,
Animal Breeding & Genetics
Shelia Lewis District Extension Administrator
Larry Pierce Regional Program Leader, East Region-Agriculture and Natural Resources/4-H and Youth Development
Sandra Welch Administrative Assistant
Judy Cole D5 Extension Office Manager

Research Leaders

Dr. H. Brent Pemberton Professor, Ornamental Horticulture and Plant Physiology
Dr. Ron Randel Professor, Cattle Reproductive Physiology
Dr. F. Monte Rouquette Professor, Forage Physiology
Dr. G. Ray Smith Professor, Legume Breeder
Dr. Anil Somenhally Assistant Professor, Soil Science

Extension Specialists

Dr. Jason Banta Assistant Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
Colby Clary Regional Information Technology Specialist
Dr. Billy Higginbotham Professor and Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist
Pamela Lincoln Extension Program Specialist
Dr. Joe Masabni Extension Small Acreage Vegetable Specialist
Dr. Vanessa Olson Associate Professor and Extension Forage Specialist
Adam Russell Extension Communication Specialist
Dr. Eric Taylor Silviculturist III and Extension Forestry Specialist
Erfan Vafaie Extension Program Integrated Pest Management Specialist
Dr. Montza Williams Assistant Professor and Extension 4H & Youth Development Specialist


Dr. Greg Clary Professor Emeritus, Extension Economist-Management
Dr. Gerald Evers Professor Emeritus, Forage Management
Dr. Vince Haby Professor Emeritus, Soil Science
Dr. Lloyd Nelson Professor Emeritus, Small Grain Breeder


Pam Hickman Lead Office Assistant-Extension
Wanda Schrader Senior Office Assistant-Extension
Michelle Sensing Office Associate-Extension
Emily Kendall Senior Office Assistant-Extension
Vicki Hampton Receptionist
Jennifer Lloyd Senior Secretary-Research
Cody Bishop Research Technician I, Specialty Crops
Cara Case Research Associate, Soil Microbiology
Jimmy Crowder Research Assistant, Small Grains Breeding
Joel Kerby Research Associate, Forage Physiology
Andy Lewis Research Associate, Reproductive Physiology
Javid McLawrence Research Assistant, Soil Science
Don Neuendorff Research Associate, Reproductive Physiology
Kelli Norman Research Programmer Analyst II
Indre Pemberton Research Associate, Legume Breeding
Will Roberson Research Associate, Horticulture
Kyle Turner Research Technical Assistant II
Prem Woli Assistant Research Scientist

Farm Crew, Custodial, and Maintenance

Stanley Brown Maintenance Worker II
Gary Hunt Ag Research Technician I, Farm Operations
Jimmy Johnson Farm Foreman, Farm Operations
James McLendon Ag Research Worker II, Farm Operations
Reggie Portley Lead Custodian
Jason Sullivan Ag Research Worker II, Farm Operations
Jay Velvin Lead Custodian


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