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Dr. Mark Goodwin


Dr. S. Mark Goodwin 

Associate Professor
Agriculture - Horticulture
G 130A
(660) 543-8113

Dr. Goodwin joined the faculty in 2007. Previously he was an adjunct professor teaching the Woody Ornamental Plants and Plant Propagation courses in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana.  He earned his Ph.D. at Purdue conducting research into how cuticular waxes confer drought tolerance in plants, increase the shelf-life in tomato and pepper fruits, and increase resistance to slug herbivory in hosta. Prior to that, he learned public horticulture first hand by working in the horticulture department at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky. Dr. Goodwin is also the manager of the UCM Greenhouse and Nursery Complex. Dr. Goodwin's interests revolve around ornamental horticulture. His research program involves the study of hosta cultivars which are known to be resistant to slug damage. Of the more than 5,000 hosta cultivars developed, only a small percentage are known to be resistant to slugs, a garden pest which can completely defoliate hosta if left unchecked.

School Chair

Dr. Scott Lankford
School of Natural Sciences
WCM 306A
Tel: (660) 543-8827
Fax: (660) 543-4355


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