Below is a list of current graduate faculty and their main research areas.  Potential applicants to our graduate programs must contact a graduate faculty member from this list to discuss your interests before beginning to apply. 

In addition to this page, please also see our Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Graduate Faculty

Allen BarkerAllen Barker (Not Currently Accepting New Students)

Plant & Soil Nutrition



Dan CooleyDan Cooley

Fruit Pathology

Associate Director and Professor


Michelle DaCostaMichelle DaCosta

Turfgrass Physiology



Om Parkash DhankherOm Parkash Dhankher

Molecular Biology, Phytoremediation



Masoud HashemiMasoud Hashemi (Not Currently Accepting New Students)

Soil Health and Sustainability

Graduate Program Director and Extension Professor


Stephen HerbertStephen Herbert (Not Currently Accepting New Students)

Sustainable Agriculture



Rachel HestrinRachel Hestrin

Plant-Microbe Interactions

Assistant Professor


Guenhwa JungGeunhwa Jung

Turfgrass Pathology



Ashley KeiserAshley Keiser

Soil & Ecosystem Ecology

Assistant Professor


Olga KostromytskaOlga Kostromytska

Turfgrass Entomology

Extension Assistant Professor


Hannah Naughton HeadshotHannah Naughton

Soil Biogeochemistry

Paige 411


Elsa Petit HeadshotElsa Petit

Viticulture and Plant Pathology

Senior Lecturer


Jaime PiñeroJaime Piñero

Fruit Entomology and Integrated Pest Management

Extension Professor


Baoshan XingBaoshan Xing

Environmental & Soil Chemistry

Director and Professor