Faculty & Staff


Title / Area of Specialization


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

Research Leaders

Dr. Brent Pemberton Professor, Ornamental Horticulture and Plant Physiology
Dr. Monte Rouquette Professor, Forage Physiology
Dr. Gerald (Ray) Smith Professor, Legume Breeding
Dr. Anil Somenahally Assistant Professor, Soil Science

Extension Specialists

Dr. Jason Banta Assistant Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
Colby Clary Regional Information Technology Specialist
Dr. Joe Masabni Extension Small Acreage Vegetable Specialist
Dr. Jheri-Lynn McSwain D5 Extension Program Specialist – 4-H Youth Development
Dr. Vanessa Olson Associate Professor and Extension Forage Specialist
Tami Putnam Regional Program Manager, East Region
Adam Russell Communication Specialist II
Dr. Eric Taylor Silviculturist III and Extension Forestry Specialist
Erfan Vafaie Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist
Dr. Montza Williams Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist 4-H Youth Development


Dr. Greg Clary Professor Emeritus, Extension Economist-Management
Dr. Gerald Evers Professor Emeritus, Forage Management
Dr. Vince Haby Professor Emeritus, Soil Science
Dr. Billy Higginbotham Professor Emeritus, Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist
Dr. Lloyd Nelson Professor Emeritus, Small Grain Breeder
Dr. Ron Randel Professor, Cattle Reproductive Physiology


Pam Hickman Administrative Associate II
Kim Raby Administrative Associate II
Michelle Sensing Administrative Associate III
Rhonda Watson Administrative Associate II
Judson Harkless Agricultural Research Worker, Legume Breeding
Javid McLawrence Research Assistant, Soil Science
Don Neuendorff Research Associate, Cattle Reproductive Physiology
David Newburn Extension Demonstration Technician
Kelli Norman Systems Administrator I
Reshmi Sarkar Postdoctoral Research Associate
Erin Smith Research Associate, Horticulture
Jason Sullivan Agricultural Research Worker II, Horticulture
Kyle Turner Research Associate, Forage Physiology
Rebecca Wilson Research Technical Assistant II, Horticulture
Dr. Prem Woli Assistant Research Scientist

Farm Crew, Custodial, and Maintenance

Jimmy Johnson Manager, Farm (North and South)
Dustin Law Manager, Farm (East)
Stanley Brown Maintenance Worker II
Craig Chamberlain Research Technician I, Farm
Gary Hunt Research Technician I, Farm
James McLendon Ag Research Worker, Farm
Reggie Portley Senior Custodian
Scott Snowden Research Technician I, Farm
Jay Velvin Senior Custodian


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