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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) welcomed 13 new faculty members this fall, advancing the college’s commitment to pursuing purpose-driven science and improving the lives of people across New York state and around the world.

The new faculty members include Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean, who was also appointed a professor in the departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Global Development. Houlton is internationally recognized for his research on ecosystem processes and for creating collaborations that support sustainable agriculture, energy production and carbon sequestration.

Confronting complex challenges and pioneering new solutions are key facets of the college’s mission. Learn more about all our new faculty members in the profiles below.
Suzanne Bliven Shu standing in a lobby area, smiling

John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Megan Greischar standing in a room with a map on the wall behind her

Assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Meredith Holgerson standing in front of a green plant

Assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Zaneta Hong

Assistant professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

Flavio Lehner standing outside and smiling with green trees behind him

Assistant professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Louis Longchamps standing outside against a ivy-covered brick wall

Assistant professor, Soil and Crop Sciences section of the School of Integrative Plant Science

Courtney Murdock

Associate professor, Department of Entomology

Angeline Pendergrass standing with her arms crossed outside with water and green trees behind her

Assistant professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Elad Tako standing in a black sweater with his arms folded against a white wall

Associate professor, Department of Food Science

Nathalie Trottier standing and holding a baby pig

Professor, Department of Animal Science

Anne Weber sitting in front of a brick wall with ivy on it

Assistant professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

Nathan Yang

Assistant professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

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