News and Media Relations

News and Media Relations

Agriculture Policy & Education

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Jason Henderson

Ag Policy & Education


Henderson is the director of Purdue’s Extension Network.

(765) 494-8489
Thomas Hertel headshot

Thomas Hertel

Ag Policy & Education


Hertel specializes in international trade policy and founded the GTAP database.

(765) 494-4199
Jim Mintert headshot

Jim Mintert

Ag Policy & Education


Minert specializes in crop pricing and the Hoosier farming economy.

(765) 494-4310
Pamala Morris headshot

Pamala Morris

Ag Policy & Education


Morris specializes in diversity awareness in higher education.

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Karen Plaut

Ag Policy & Education, Animals & Livestock


Plaut is the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture.

(765) 494-8391

Animals & Livestock

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Kolapo Ajuwon

Animals & Livestock


Ajuwon specializes in animal obesity and diabetes research.

(765) 494-4822
Candace Croney headshot

Candace Croney

Animals & Livestock


Croney specializes in animal welfare and wellbeing.

(765) 496-6665
Karen Plaut headshot

Karen Plaut

Ag Policy & Education, Animals & Livestock


Plaut is the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture.

(765) 494-8391

Crops & Plant Science

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Tamara Benjamin

Crops & Plant Science


Benjamin specializes in agrosystem diversification.

Shaun Casteel headshot

Shaun Casteel

Crops & Plant Science


Casteel specializes in soybean research and UAVs.

(765) 494-0895
Peter Goldsbrough headshot

Peter Goldsbrough

Crops & Plant Science


Goldsbrough specializes in GMOs and GMO educational practices.

(765) 494-1933
William G. Johnson headshot

William G. Johnson

Crops & Plant Science


Johnson specializes in weed management and pest control.

(765) 494-4656
Krishna Nemali headshot

Krishna Nemali

Crops & Plant Science


Nemali specializes in hydroponics and urban farming.

(765) 494-8179
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Mitch Tuinstra

Crops & Plant Science


Tuinstra specializes in the effects of climate change on crops.

(765) 494-9093

Digital Agriculture

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Robert Nielsen

Digital Agriculture


Nielsen specializes in maize crops and UAV technology.

(765) 494-4802

Environmental & Public Health 

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Jeff Dukes

Environment & Public Health


Dukes specializes in the impact climate change has on ecosystems.

(765) 494-1446
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Catherine Hill

Environment & Public Health


Hill specializes in vector-borne diseases like the Zika virus and Lyme Disease.

Bryan C. Pijanowski headshot

Bryan C. Pijanowski

Environment & Public Health


Pijanowski specializes in soundscape ecology.

(765) 496-2215
Jenna Rickus headshot

Jenna Rickus

Environment & Public Health


Rickus specializes in treatments for chronic illness using biofunctional material.

(765) 494-0615

Food & Food Security

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Gebisa Ejeta

Food & Food Security


Ejeta specializes in global food security and crop development.

(765) 494-4320
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Jayson Lusk

Food & Food Security


Lusk specializes in the economics of food and consumer preferences.

(765) 494-4191
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Haley F. Oliver

Food & Food Security


Oliver specializes in food-borne pathogens and food safety research.

(765) 496-3913