Faculty Research Expertise



205 Agriculture Building
(479) 575-2040

Leadership Development, computers applications and agricultural communications. Expertise and instrumentation: Technology use and computer skills assessments, qualitative research.

205 Agriculture Building

Teacher Education, Effective Teaching Methods, Curriculum and Instructional Design, and Statistical Analyses. Expertise and instrumentation: Assessment of teaching effectiveness, engine performance and evaluation, technical educational techniques.

205 Agriculture Building

Agricultural Communications, electronic media, curriculum and instructional design. Expertise and instrumentation: Curriculum development and evaluation, electronic media integration, mixed methods research.

205 Agriculture Building

Extension Education:
Human resource development in community organizations.
Expertise and instrumentation:
Identification of professional development needs, assessment of instructional delivery systems, perceptions of client groups. Change process

205 Agriculture Building

Agricultural Systems Technology: Expertise and instrumentation. Engine performance and emissions testing, technical education.

205 Agriculture Building

Agricultural Communications:
Expertise and instrumentation: Communication evaluation, agricultural communication curriculum development, qualitative research and evaluation, agritourism marketing.

205 Agriculture Building

Teacher education, agricultural education, agricultural mechanization.

205 Agriculture Building

Agricultural Communications: leadership education and development, and rural development. Expertise and instrumentation: Communication and leadership curriculum development and evaluation, qualitative research, and leadership assessments.

205 Agriculture Building

Teacher education, agricultural education, issues-based education, effective teaching methods, effective methods of renewable energy adoption. Expertise and instrumentation: curriculum design and evaluation, program evaluation, survey research.

205 Agriculture Building

Teacher Education, Teaching Effectiveness, Agricultural Systems Technology. Expertise and instrumentation: Cognition, teaching and learning; assessment of teaching effectiveness, engine and biofuels testing.


AGRI 214
(479) 575-6643

Agricultural finance.
Expertise and Instrumentation: Financial institutions and markets, financial management, risk management, asset valuation, econometrics.

Extension office in Little Rock
Office 307M
(501) 671-2195

Agricultural Policy Analyst
Expertise of Specialization: Agricultural and food policy, rice situation and outlook, economics outlook, row crop price outlook, resource development, farm firm systems analysis.

AGRI 215
(479) 575-4408

Expertise and Instrumentation: Agricultural finance and economic impacts of climate change.

Northeast Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 48
Keiser, AR 72351
870-526-2199 ext. 108

Dr. Flanders applies methods of systems simulation and optimization with a focus on production economics and farm management. His research and extension activities examine issues of concern to Delta row crop agriculture consisting of cotton, soybeans, rice, wheat, and feed grains. Topics include enterprise selection; integration of financial, marketing, and production tactics into risk management strategy; and development of farm management decision aids. Applications include economic analysis of experimental data derived from research conducted by agricultural scientists.

AGRI 216
(479) 575-2283

Agribusiness, Economic and business issues related to the food and poultry industries.
Expertise and Instrumentation: International trade, food safety linkages, comparative analysis of food and non-food industry segments, poultry litter management and animal waste systems.

AGRI 217
(479) 575-2258

Agricultural law and marketing.

(479) 575-2544

Price risk management and commodity marketing.
Expertise and Instrumentation: Grain merchandising; hedging using futures and options.

AGRI 217
(479) 575-2299

Food policy economics; nutrition and health economics; food marketing.
Expertise: New food product/attribute valuation; economics of obesity; nutritional labeling; food demand and safety.

Little Rock, AR
(501) 671-2085

Economic Development
Expertise and Instrumentation: Economic impact analysis, economic development strategies, retiree recruitment, retail trade analysis, state & local tax revenue and expenditures, Arkansas property tax, community surveys.

(479) 575-6818

Research emphasis is on International agricultural policy, the economics of public plant breeding, and international development.

(479) 575-2279

Production economics, natural resource economics.
Expertise and Instrumentation: Agricultural sustainability, soil management, economic analysis of environmental regulations on agricultural production.

AGRI 227
(479) 575-6838

Farm, agribusiness and risk management.
Expertise and Instrumentation: Crop and livestock production management, risk modeling, applied econometrics, agribusiness analysis.

AGRI 227
(479) 575-6838

Regional economic development and agricultural policy.
Expertise and Instrumentation: Public finance and economic development

Extension Office in Little Rock
Office 308J
(501) 671-2175

Extension economist
Expertise of Specialization:
Horticulture economics and business planning. Areas include farmers' markets, sod, greenhouse/nursery, fruit and vegetables, organic and alternative crops (non-traditional - shrimp, goat, wildlife, etc). Additional responsibilities include business and marketing plan development.

Southeast Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 3508
Monticello, AR 71656

Farm and Agribusiness Management
Expertise and instrumentation: Production agriculture, commodity programs, marketing, and environment.

AGRI 226
(479) 575-3932

Food distribution, food industry management .
Expertise and Instrumentation: food safety, food policy, value-added products, cooperative

AGRI 224
(479) 575-2278

Food & agricultural marketing and policy.
Expertise & Instrumentation: Farm policy, trade policy, agricultural commodity, price analysis, econometric modeling, economics of rice drying, storage, milling.

U. of A. Rice Research and Extension Center
(870) 673-2661, ext 225
2900 Hwy 130 E
Stuttgart, AR 72160

Production economics, farm management
Expertise and Instrumentation: Cropping system costs and returns, rice and soybean production management, long-term economic sustainability of new or existing management practices, and economic impacts of adopting new technologies.


109 Agriculture Annex
(479) 575-5677

Experimental design, regression, stochastic modeling, spatial statistics, generalized linear mixed models. agricultural applications of statistics

104 Agriculture Annex
(479) 575-5678

Visual data mining, statistical computing, experimental design, generalized linear models, applied multivariate methods, applied geostatistics and data mining.


(479) 575-4840

Red meat processing, added value, consumer acceptance and food safety.
Expertise and instrumentation: Beef, pork, and lamb quality and yield evaluations. INSTRON 4466 to measure meat tenderness and texture. Hunter MiniScan to measure meat color. Laboratory equipped to conduct microbiological assays, water-holding capacity of muscle/meat, lipid autoxidation, myofibrillar fragmentation index, and sarcomere lengths.

Southwest Research and Extension Center
362 Highway 174 North
Hope, Ark. 71801
(870) 777-9702

Management and nutrition of beef cattle. Expertise and instrumentation: Stocking rate, forage species, soil fertility and tillage systems.

(479) 575-4855

Breeding methods for beef cattle. Expertise and instrumentation: Quantitative inheritance of production and composition traits in livestock.

(479) 575-2112

Ruminant nutrition
Expertise and instrumentation: Forage nutrition, grazing management, applied animal nutrition, beef production management.

(479) 575-4380

Animal nutrition with emphasis on equine
Expertise and instrumentation: Equine behavior and training, merchandising and production.

(479) 575-3050

Nutrition and Immunology with stocker cattle
Expertise and instrumentation: Mineral nutrition, atomic absorption spectroscopy, UV/VIS spectrophotometry, immunology, ELISA, radial immunodiffusion, cell isolation.

(479) 575-6323

Reproductive and endocrine physiology of domestic animals
Expertise and instrumentation: Radioimmunoassay of progesterone, estradiol, testosterone, corticoids, LH, insulin; hormone receptor assays; tissue culture, reproductive management of beef cattle; gamma counter; liquid scintillation counter; Ciba-Corning 550 Analyzer.

(479) 575-4337

Livestock judging coach
Expertise and instrumentation: Live animal evaluation of cattle, sheep and swine; Standards for selection of replacement females; Oral communication; Swine reproductive physiology and production.

(479) 575-3745

Cattle,Forage,Animal Production,Animal Husbandry,Animal Physiology,Pasture Management,Animal Biotechnology,Husbandry

(479) 575-2111

Swine nutrition
Expertise and instrumentation: Nutrition and management of swine. Extensive facilities for live animal research.

(479) 575-7914

Improved forage utilization and grazing management related to increased profitability and water quality.

(479) 575-5634

Meat science
Expertise and instrumentation: Meat quality, processing and safety. Hunterlab colorimeter, Instron Universal Testing Machine, Muscle foods formulation and manufacture.

(479) 575-5136

Diseases of animals
Expertise and instrumentation: D.V.M. with emphasis on animal diseases, companion animal industry and management

(479) 575-6398

Reproductive physiology
Expertise and instrumentation: Surgical and non-surgical embryo collection and transfer, embryo micromanipulation and cryopreservation, in vitro oocyte maturation and fertilization, embryo and tissue culture, ultrasonography; embryo freezing unit, cell fusion equipment

(479) 575-4376

Growth and Development Physiology
Expertise and instrumentation: PCR, protein and DNA, electrophoresis, chromatography, embryo culture, oocyte manipulation and development, radioimmunoassay, cell isolation and culture

Southeast Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 3508
Monticello, AR 71656

Beef Cattle Production and Management
Expertise and instrumentation: Focus on breeding and calving. Also expertise in sheep and goat production and management.


(479) 575-4398

Internal parasites in domestic animals
Expertise and instrumentation: Laboratory characterization of farm animal parasitisms


Rice Research & Extension Center
2900 Highway 130E, Stuttgart, AR 72160
(870) 673-2661

 Rice production, cropping systems
Expertise and instrumentation: Tillage systems, fertility

Plant Science Bldg 115
(479) 575-2347

Plant Breeding

Northeast Research & Extension Center
P.O. Box 48, Keiser, AR 72351
(870) 526-2199

Cotton breeding
Expertise and instrumentation: Processing and quality evaluation of cotton seed

123 Agriculture Building
(479) 575-5742

Soil Physics
Expertise and instrumentation: Effects of land application of poultry litter on in-situ nutrient leaching and the effects of land use and management practices on soil physical, chemical, and biological properties related to soil quality and sustainability.

Altheimer Laboratory 222
(479) 575-3984

Weed physiology
Expertise and instrumentation: Herbicide action, plant resistance to herbicides, 14C isotope, liquid scintillation spectroscopy, DNA fingerprinting

105 Plant Science Building
(479) 575-7564

Plant Breeding/Genetics
Expertise and instrumentation: Develop conventional, Roundup Ready, and specialty soybean varieties adapted to various production systems and environments in Arkansas. Develop and implement a practical and feasible marker-assisted breeding program that accelerates and enhances soybean variety/germplasm development.

Rice Research & Extension Center
2900 Highway 130E, Stuttgart, AR 72160
(870) 673-2661

Rice Physiology
Expertise and instrumentation: Whole plant physiology, protein extraction, enzyme assays, electrophoresis including isoelectric focusing

Rice Research and Extension Center
2900 Highway 130E, Stuttgart, AR 72160
(870) 673-2661

Plant breeding and genetics

Arkansas Crop Variety Improv. Program
313 Cassatt Road, Fayetteville AR, 72704
(479) 575-6884

Variety testing
Expertise and instrumentation: Variety protection and commercialization

Southeast Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 3508
Monticello, AR 71656

Soil and Water Management Expertise and instrumentation: Irrigation scheduling, forage nutrient management, tomato production, petiole nitrate-N monitoring, soil physical properties.

201 Engineering Hall
(479) 575-2879

Ecological engineering, environmental soil and water sciences
Expertise and Instrumentation: Water quality chemistry, algal nutrient limitation, pollutant transport in aquatic systems, water quality monitoring and modeling

Plant Sciences Building 106
(479) 575-5731

Agronomy; production and management (turfgrass and other species)
Expertise and instrumentation: Plant, soil, water interactions; electrical conductivity seed test analyzer, standard germination and vigor test protocols.

Plant Sciences Building 107
479) 575-5725
Wheat breeding and genetics

Agriculture Bldg. 106
(479) 575-5747

Soil chemistry
Expertise and instrumentation: Surface chemistry, reclamation of soils with poultry litter and phosphorus chemistry.

Rice Research & Extension Center
2900 Highway 130E, Stuttgart, AR 72160
(479) 673-2661

Rice breeding and genetics
Expertise and instrumentation: Rice small plot field experimentation, crossing, tissue culture, genetic studies, germplasm.

Soil Testing and Research Laboratory
P.O. Drawer 767
Marianna, AR 72360
(870) 295-2851

Soil Science & Environmental Quality
Expertise and instrumentation: Improving soil testing and fertilizer recommendations as related to environmentally important elements. Utilization of manure, sludge and industrial waste and by products as sources and soil amendments and their effect on surface and groundwater quality.

Agriculture Building 105
(479) 575-5738

Soil fertility, plant nutrition, nitrogen chemistry
Expertise and instrumentation: Rice nutrition and cultivation, use of radioactive and stable isotopes as tracers in soil and plant studies and nitrogen chemistry; liquid scintillation counter, distillation unit and digestion block, UV visible spectrophotometer

Altheimer Laboratory 208
(479) 575-8740

Expertise and Instrumentation: Expertise and interest in the areas of weed biology and ecology, herbicide resistance and sustainable weed management in crops with specific focus on a) monitoring and predicting the rate of expansion of herbicide-resistant weeds through short- and long-distance pollen and seed dispersal, b) understanding the population dynamics of weeds in current and future agricultural systems, c) developing a thorough knowledge of the biology of weeds of increasing importance in rice and cotton, d) evaluating the short- and long-term impact of production practices on weed species shifts and profitability, and e) using glucosinolate-producing plants and other cover crops for weed suppression in organic and conventional production systems.

Altheimer Laboratory 216
(479) 575-3979

Crop physiology
Expertise and instrumentation: Photosynthesis, carbon and nitrogen assimilation, growth regulation and plant-water relations of cotton and other crops, responses to environmental stress.

Plant Sciences Building 112
(479) 575-8435

Plant molecular genetics

Altheimer Laboratory 223
(479) 575-3983

Crop physiology
Expertise and instrumentation: Abiotic stress physiology in soybean, symbiotic nitrogen fixation, and nodule oxygen permeability control and regulation

Altheimer Laboratory 224
(479) 575-6752

Soil fertility/testing

Agriculture Building 105-B
(479) 575-5740

Biological Sciences
Expertise and instrumentation: Combines traditional and innovative molecular techniques to study the structure and function of microbial communities in natural and managed ecosystems to understand the roles of microorganisms in nutrient cycling, ecological interactions, and contaminant degradation.

Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University
Little Rock, AR 72203

Weed Science
Expertise and instrumentation: Weed management systems for cotton, soybean, wheat, and rice.

104 Agriculture Building
(479) 575-6337

Factors affecting water quality and fate of transport of contaminants to and within water bodies.

111 Plant Sciences Building
(479) 575-5721

Assessing, managing and remediating the impacts of agricultural management on soil and water resources. In doing this I investigate the cycling of phosphorus in soil-plant-water systems in relation to soil productivity and water quality and include the management of animal manures, fertilizers and crop residues. Develop decision making tools and strategies for agricultural field staff to identify sensitive areas of the landscape and to target management alternatives and remedial measures that have reduced the risk of nutrient loss from farms. Expertise and Instrumentation: Soil science, water quality, soil phosphorus chemistry, agricultural management. Soil extraction methodology, rainfall simulation, fluvarium, stream flumes, runoff sensors.

Altheimer Laboratory 306
(479) 575-3910

Soil fertility and rice crop management/production
Expertise and instrumentation: Diagnosis of rice nutrition and production related problems

109 Plant Science Building
(479) 575-4872

Life Sciences
Expertise and instrumentation: Develops molecular tools for gene transfer in crop plants and develops gene tagging systems for rice.

Rice Research & Extension Center
2900 Hwy 130 East
Stuttgart, AR 72160
(870) 673-2661

Soil Fertility
Expertise and instrumentation: Research on salinity problems and plant nutrition of rice.


312 Agriculture Building
(479) 575-2482

Acarology, molecular systematic of mites and insects. Historical Ecology: coevolution, biogeography and host-association. Population genetics (phylogeography) of recently invading pest mites.

330 Agriculture Building
(479) 575-6751

Host plant resistance to insects and nematodes
Expertise and instrumentation: aphid biology, bioassay design, nucleic acid purification and gene expression analysis. Liquid scintillation counter, UV visible spectromenter, thermal cyclers, capillary electrophoresis unit.

2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72203,

Extension Urban Entomology
Expertise and instrumentation: IPM, Household & structural pests,
ornamental & Turf pests, Fire Ant Management.

311 Agriculture Building
(479) 575-2501

Fruit and rice pest management, alternative control tactics, organic fruit production systems and development of pest sampling programs
Expertise and instrumentation: Conduct behavior and chemical ecology studies using commercial video camera and VHS recorder, Gas Chromatograph, electroantennodetector and accompying software.

6 Cralley-Warren Research laboratory
(479) 575-3462

Veterinary entomology, imported fire ants
Expertise and Instrumentation: Livestock and poultry pest
management, insecticide efficacy studies, imported fire ant management.

Lonoke Research and Extension Center
(501) 676-3124
Highway 70 East
Lonoke, AR 72086

Row Crop Entomology
Expertise and Instrumentation: Cotton, rice, soybean, and wheat insect control, integrated pest management, insect biology, development of sampling programs, development of treatment thresholds, insecticide efficacy studies, etc.

5 Cralley-Warren Research Laboratory
(479) 575-3187

Biological control with microbial pathogens
Expertise and instrumentation: Epizootiology, IPM and biological control with insect pathogens, apiculture, scientific photography, insect anatomy.

315E Agriculture Building
(479) 575-3404 office
(479) 575-3377 lab

Forest entomology, insect ecology
Expertise and instrumentation: Ecology and biological control of forest insects .

POB 48
Keiser, AR 72351
870-526-2199, ext. 114

Row crop entomologyExpertise and instrumentation: Row crop/small grain insect control,
integrated pest management, development of sampling programs,
development of treatment thresholds, insecticide efficacy.

301 Agriculture Building
(479) 575-4214 lab
(479) 575-4342 office

Insect genetics, Molecular Diagnostics,
Expertise and instrumentation: Population Genetics, Molecular Diagnostics, Molecular Phylogenetics, Urban Entomology.

Arkansas State University College of Agriculture
212 Agricultural Research
University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
State University, AR 72467

Integrated pest management tactics for insect pest of Mid-South cotton.

319 Agriculture Building
(479) 575-2451

Biological control, invasive species
Expertise and instrumentation: beneficial insects

Extension Entomologist - Apiculturist
Little Rock, AR


 N-216 Food Science
(479) 575-4474

Nutrition research: Research focus is on the role of dietary protein on body composition, energy metabolism and metabolic health throughout the lifecycle.

N-213 Food Science
(479) 575-7686

Food processing
Expertise and instrumentation: Food safety, food irradiation, thermal and non-thermal processing, risk assessment, and recovery of food by-products.

 N-220 Food Science
(479) 575-6844

Food safety research: Research focus is on the fate and transport of pathogens within our food systems with a focus on human noroviruses and fresh produce as well as retail food safety.

N-218 Food Science
(479) 575-4779

Protein chemistry, functional foods, antioxidants, and food safety.Expertise and instrumentation: Protein isolation, characterization, base sequencing, structure-function relationships, functionality, physico-chemical properties during processing and storage, nutritional aspects, allergens, extrusion, neutraceuticals, enzymology, antioxidants, value-added food products, electrophoresis, chromatography including column and HPLC, UF, extruder, edible films and adhesives.

N-206 Food Science
(479) 575-2978

Fruit and vegetable processing and quality evaluation, functional foods/phytonutrients
Expertise and instrumentation: Pressurized solvent and supercritical fluid extraction of bioactive phytonutrients. HPLC and HPLC-MS analysis of phytonutrients in horticultural and agronomic crops, physicochemical analysis of processed fruits and vegetables, thermal processing, and antioxidant capacity.

N-211 Food Science
(479) 575-6921

Human nutrition. Her expertise is identification, characterization, and understanding the mechanism for chronic-disease prevention by novel dietary constituents and bioavailability of bioactive components in natural products or foods with relevance to health.

N-202 Food Science
(479) 575-6919

Sensory science and rheology
Expertise and instrumentation: Sensory science and food rheology and texture
Physical properties, rheology, NIR spectroscopy, sensory and consumer testing, sensometrics and multivariate statistics.

E-13 Food Science
(479) 575 4923

Food Processing and Packaging
Expertise and Research Interest: Utilization of byproducts and co-products from the food industry, minimization of environmental impact of food processing plants, and green food processing.

N-204 Food Science
(479) 575-2980

Lipid and surface chemistry
Expertise and instrumentation: Lipid chemistry on food surfaces, emulsions and biological lipid systems including lipase activity, oxidation and flavor chemistry using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, GC/MS and HPLC, rapid lipid analysis methods; development of novel materials from agricultural waste for food processing and non-food uses.

E-27 Food Science
(479) 575-4678

Anaerobic and Fermentation Microbiology; Genetics and Physiology of Foodborne Pathogens
Expertise and instrumentation: Molecular ecology of anaerobic bacteria in food production environments; Genetics and physiology of foodborne pathogens under stress and survival conditions; Industrial microbiology and fermentation.

N-205 Food Science
(479) 575-4221

Food processing and technology: Extension work in all processed foods to include 1) entrepreneur guidance and assistance; 2) food safety and biosecurity for farmers and food processors; and 3) educational workshops in food labeling, food protection and commercial canning.

N-215 Food Science
(479) 575-4778

Sensory and consumer sciences: Chemosensory perception and multisensory integration, food neuropsychology, food choice and eating behavior

N-217 Food Science
(479) 575-2841

Food process engineering
Expertise and instrumentation: Pre-harvest property characterization and quality assessment of rice at harvest; rice drying with emphasis on maintaining milling quality; assessment of techniques to measure degree of milling.

N-214 Food Science
(479) 575-3871

Carbohydrate chemistry
Expertise and instrumentation: Characterization of structures and properties of starch and starch derivatives, modification of carbohydrates via chemical, physical and enzymatic approaches, dynamic properties of biopolymers, applications of carbohydrates in processed foods and controlled release applications, prebiotics, HPLC, DSC, extruder, polarized light microscope coupled with hot stage and image analysis, dissolution tester.


 2301 S. University, Little Rock, Ark. 72203
(501) 671-2174

Extension specialist, consumer horticulture; landscape horticulture; Master Gardener program.
Expertise and instrumentation: Landscape horticulture.

307 Plant Science
(479) 575-2810

Plant breeding, emphasizing fruit crops
Expertise and instrumentation: classical plant breeding including hybridization, seedling evaluation and selection testing; trait inheritance studies; germplasm evaluation; small fruit culture

318 Plant Science
(479) 575-3179

Greenhouse and Floriculture
Expertise and instrumentation: Soils and soil-borne diseases, soil physical properties.

310 Plant Science
(479) 575-2790

Extension specialist, fruit and nut production.
Expertise and instrumentation: Crop management, germplasm evaluation.

308 Plant Science
(479) 575-5723

Soil management of turfgrasses.
Expertise and instrumentation: evaluation of soil physical properties (moisture, porosity, bulk density, hydraulic conductivity, infiltration) and statistical analysis of subjective rating data.

315 Plant Science
(479) 575-8780

Landscape Horticulture
Expertise and instrumentation: urban horticulture, sustainable systems, practical landscape design, landscape management, native landscape plant materials, low-input landscapes.

309 Plant Science
(479) 575-2860

Turfgrass Management and Physiology
Expertise and instrumentation: Water potential, greenhouse experimentation, and photosynthesis.

2301 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR
(479) 671-2307

Extension specialist, commercial ornamental horticulture
Expertise and instrumentation: Plant nutrition, nursery/greenhouse production, woody plant material

 321 Plant Science
(479) 575-2670

Vegetable breeding and molecular biology.


HOEC 2116
(479) 575-4576

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
Expertise and Instrumentation Computer and design methodology for product development. 

HOEC 126
(479) 575-6726

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation
Expertise and instrumentation: Nutrition education and counseling and child nutrition

HOEC 215
(479) 575-6732

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
Expertise and Instrumentation:Fashion merchandising. Visual merchandising.

HOEC 118
(479) 575-4305

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
Consumer-brand relationships tapping to cognitive, sensory, and emotional associations; Scale development and its validation; Sustainability related consumer consumption patterns

HMGH 201
(479) 575-5224

Human Development and Family Sciences
Expertise and instrumentation: Early childhood development and education, infant and toddler development.

HOEC 118
(479) 575-4305

Human Development and Family Sciences Expertise and instrumentation; Family Resilience including Disasters and Health; and Transition to College

HOEC 118
(479) 575-4305

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation
Expertise and instrumentation: Food and beverage, hospitality human resource management, hospitality purchasing.

HMGH 205
(479) 575-7538

Human Development and Family Sciences.
Early childhood development and education (birth to kindergarten). Environmental quality and professional development in ECE. parent-child interaction. Early intervention. Vulnerable populations.


Research Interests: Developmental outcomes in birth through kindergarten, particularly in the area of language and literacy; the impact of poverty on early knowledge development and longitudinal outcomes; improving the educational and social outcomes of at-risk preschoolers; early childhood education policy and curriculum; teacher-child and parent-child interactions; early childhood teacher professional development and training; children’s literature; children’s reading preferences.


Research Interests: Using product development technology, including 3D body scanning technology as well as design and patternmaking software, in the apparel production process to create designs for customers with specific needs not necessarily met by the current ready to wear market. Customers include, but are not limited to, pageant contestants, dancers and customers with unique physical attributes.

HOEC 212
(479) 575-7214

Human Development and Family Sciences
Expertise and Instrumentation Family care-giving to older persons, family diversity issues, adolescent risk-taking, and intergenerational transfers.


Research Interests:Applied and problem oriented research; active in the areas of socio-environment interactions, sustainable community development, migration, demography, spatial analysis, rural health and aging, and social science qualitative and quantitative methods.

(479) 575-2579

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation
Expertise and instrumentation. Hotel operations, tourism and leadership development

(479) 575-2192

Human Development and Family Sciences.
Cognitive, language and literacy development in young children. Children's learning with media and technology. Mobile technology, family communications and children's literacy learning design. Development of educational media for children and families. Intergenerational and collaborative learning in families.

HOEC 213
(479) 575-2577

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
Expertise and instrumentation. Curriculum development, fashion merchandising and retail store design.

HOEC 229
(479) 575-4311

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development:
Expertise and instrumentation. Social-psychological concepts of wearing apparel, fashion merchandising.

  Research Interests:

Plant foods and cancer prevention:·
      Dietary modulation of biotransformation enzymes and carcinogen metabolism·
      Development of dietary biomarkers
      Gene – diet interactions: both nutrigenomic (animal models) and nutrigenetic (in humans)
      Diet effects on colonic miRNA expression, cancer stem cells
      Comparison of the effects from intact vegetable feeding versus their purified putative chemopreventive compounds


       Role of bioactive plant compounds in decreasing obesity-mediated cancer risk
       Role of plant foods and their constituents in childhood obesity prevention               
      Virtual reality as a means to prevent childhood obesity.

HOEC 215
(479) 575-4985

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation
Expertise and Instrumentation Travel and tourism, restaurant management, food and beverage, hospitality curriculum design and instruction.

HOEC 209
(479) 575-4688

Human Development and Family Sciences.
Alcohol use in adolescent and young adult romantic relationships. Substance use. Intimate partner violence. Selection and socialization.


PTSC 217
(479) 575-2598

Department head
Crop diseases
Expertise and Instrumentation: Fungal physiology, mycology, biological control of weeds and plant fungal interactions.

206 Rosen Alternative Pest Control
(479) 575-2677

Molecular plant pathology
Expertise and Instrumentation: Fungal diseases of crop species, plant-fungal interactions, molecular genetics, functional genomics, metabolomics, mycology

217 Plant Sciences Building
(479) 575-2710

Vegetable crops and rice diseases
Expertise and Instrumentation: Biology, genetics and molecular biology of fungal pathogens

2001 Hwy 70 East
Lonoke, AR 72086
(501) 676-3124

Expertise: Field Crop Diseases. Biology, epidemiology, host resistance, and management of plant-parasitic nematodes and fungal diseases

Southwest Research and Extension Center
362 Hwy 174 North
Hope, AR 71801
(870) 777-9702

Expertise and instrumentation: Nematode population dynamics and ecology, nematode extraction and identification, field plot research

Rosen Alternative Pest Control Center
(479) 575-5191

Plant biotechnology
Expertise and Instrumentation: Molecular plant-insect interactions, pathogen and insect resistance pathways, cellular control of enzymes involved in isoprenoid metabolism

217 Plant Sciences Building
(479) 575-2676

Wheat and turfgrass diseases
Expertise and Instrumentation: Biology, epidemiology, disease resistance, disease management

Cralley/Warren Research Laboratory
(479) 575-2555

Plant nematodes
Expertise and Instrumentation: Identification, morphology and distribution of plant parasitic nematodes

217 Plant Sciences Building
(479) 575-6687

Soilborne plant diseases
Expertise and Instrumentation: Ecology and control of soilborne pathogens of cotton, rice and soybeans

217 Plant Sciences Building
(479) 575-2778

Soybean diseases
Expertise and Instrumentation: Epidemiology and control of plant diseases, ecology of soybean pathogens

Rosen Alternative Pest ControlCenter
(479) 575-8442

Functional genomic analysis of terpene synthesis in rice and Medicago for improving pest resistance
Expertise and Instrumentation: Molecular biology and biotechnology

Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
P. O. Box 391
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 671-2234

Pesticide Assessment Program
Expertise and Instrumentation: Specialist, statewide Pesticide Applicators Training Program.

Southeast Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 3508
Monticello, AR 71656-3508

Expertise: Spatial analysis, distributions and spatial relationships of pathogen populations, precision management and chemical control of crop diseases.

 217 Plant Science Building
(479) 575-2678

Molecular ecology and epidemiology of plant diseases, mycoherbicides
Expertise and Instrumentation: Biology, genetics, epidemiology of fungal pathogens of rice, sorghum and corn, mycoherbicides, fungal cell isolation and culture, lineage characterizations, host resistance responses

213 Plant Sciences Building

Expertise and Instrumentation: Characterization and epidemiology of new viruses. Reverse genetics of soybean

Rice Research and Extension Center
Stuttgart, Ark.
(870) 659-6864

Rice Diseases. Biology of fungal and bacterial diseases, disease resistance genetics, disease epidemiology and management.


Poultry Science O-407
(479) 575-4833

Poultry breeding and genetics
Expertise and instrumentation: Patterns of growth in relation to carcass composition and reproductive performance in poultry. Use of total body electrical conductivity as a non-invasive means of measuring carcass composition in poultry. 


Extension Poultry Specialist
Expertise and instrumentation: Major responsibilities are with the Arkansas Youth Poultry Program.

 Poultry Science O-405
(479) 575-2575

Expertise and instrumentation: Conducts research on mitochondrial function in health and disease of poultry with particular emphasis on antioxidants and oxidative stress. Bottje is also the Director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science.

 Poultry Science O-207
(479) 841-6498

Extension/Breeder Hatchery
Expertise and instrumentation: Conducts research to determine the causes of the declining fertility and hatchability and increasing embryonic mortality due to increasing age in breeders. This information is intended to help maximize the life of flock reproductive characteristics in commercial flocks.

 Poultry Science O-311
(479) 575-4870

Expertise and instrumentation: Control and prevention of coccidiosis in poultry.

 Poultry Science O-205
(479) 575-4375

Extension Poultry Veterinarian
Expertise and instrumentation: Bacterial and viral diseases of poultry with major emphasis on diseases, diagnostics and pathology.

 Poultry Science O-211
(479) 575-4134

Poultry Nutrition
Expertise and instrumentation: Nutrient utilization, environmental interactions with nutrition, feedstuff evaluation and amino acid metabolism in poultry.

 Poultry Science O-408
(479) 575-2913

Physiology and Food Safety
Expertise and instrumentation: Predictive pharmacokinetic models of antibiotic and pesticide transfer in poultry.

 Poultry Science O-406
(479) 575-2583

Avian endocrinology and molecular genetics
Peripheral and central molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis and fat metabolism in avian species for the improvement of growth efficiency.

 Poultry Science O-410
(479) 575-8664

Expertise and instrumentation: Avian immunology with emphasis on cell-mediated immunity, autoimmunity, tumor regression and immunology of the skin.

 Poultry Science O-208
(479) 575-3211

Agricultural Economist
Expertise and instrumentation: Economic and business issues related to the poultry industry, including international trade, food safety linkages and comparative analysis of the industry with other food and non-food industry segments

 Poultry Science O-308
(479) 466-8678

Expertise and instrumentation: Poultry health and ante mortem food safety intervention, poultry immunology and endocrinology.

 Poultry Science O-114
(479) 575-3699

Expertise and instrumentation: Research in the areas of broiler amino acid, mineral, and enzyme nutrition.

 Poultry Science O-404
(479) 575-5494

Molecular virology
Expertise and Instrumentation: Conducts research on functional genomic analysis of host-virus interaction for avian infectious viruses.

 Poultry Science O-403
(479) 575-6112

Physiology and Neurobiology
Expertise and instrumentation: Avian neuroendocrinology with emphasis on the neural regulation of early sexual maturation, food intake and hypothalamic function in poultry.

 Poultry Science O-213
(479) 575-4935

Expertise and instrumentation: Conducts research on genetic/genomic analysis of foodborne bacterial pathogens important in poultry.

 Poultry Science O-411
(479) 575-2424

Food Safety and Food Processing
Expertise and instrumentation: Food processing and engineering, electrical pasteurization, chemical spraying and thermal process modeling for food safety and quality.

 Poultry Science O-203
(479) 575-2211

Extension Food Scientist
Expertise and instrumentation: Microbial improvement/safety in poultry products and processing, poultry processing, meat science.

 Poultry Science O-209
(479) 575-4281

Poultry Products
Expertise and instrumentation: Effect of preslaughter environmental conditions and processing techniques on muscle metabolism and meat quality of poultry.

Science Engineering 524
(479) 575-3251

Poultry Genomics Expertise and instrumentation: DNA isolation, DNA library construction. SNP/genotype development. Molecular genetic analysis of production traits, with special emphasis on the male reproductive system.

Food Science N-215
(479) 575-4678
Salmonella enteritidis, a bacterium that causes more than half of the foodborne illness cases in the United States. Recently reported findings that led to dietary changes for laying hens to prevent Salmonella enteritidis infection during molting.

Poultry Science O-310
(479) 575-4387

Expertise and instrumentation: Methods to detect food pathogens and methods to reduce or eliminate these pathogens.

Poultry Science O-202
(479) 575-3595


The goal of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing: improvement of animal health, animal handling, food safety and productivity through the use of optimal welfare practices. Associated with the National Agricultural Law Center and the Departments of Poultry and Animal Sciences.

Poultry Science O-206
(479) 575-7902

Extension Poultry Specialist
Expertise and instrumentation: Broiler management and turkey production.

Poultry Science O-402

Expertise and instrumentation: Kidney function, cardiopulmonary function as related to the pulmonary hypertension syndrome in broilers, mechanisms responsible for regulating calcium and phosphorus metabolism in poultry.

P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1348


Forest tree improvement

P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1732

Expertise: Spatial Information Systems and Geospatial Learning

203 Chamberlin Bldg.
P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1692

Forest Soils
Expertise and Instrumentation: soil-plant interactions, rhizodeposition by woody species, management of soil carbon

P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1694

Land surveying

P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1993

Wildlife, GIS, remote sensing

28 Chamberlin Bldg.
P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1452

Forest hydrology and ecology.

P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1894

Natural resource economics and policy.

P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1790

Expertise: Silviculture.

P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1448

Expertise: Wildlife management and wildlife ecology.

P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1949

Forest management and natural resource economics

127 Chamberlin Bldg.
P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1352

Wildlife Ecology and Management
Expertise and Instrumentation: Forest Habitat Utilization.

123 Chamberlin Bldg.
P.O. Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1490

Wildlife Ecology and Management (Large Mammals).