Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Plant Science Building

Photo by Jimmy Henning

Department Mailing Address

105 Plant Science Building
1405 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40546-0312
Tel: (859) 218-0709
Fax: (859) 257-2185

Other PSS locations

Department Chair

Dr. Todd Pfeiffer
105 Plant Science Building
Phone: (859) 218-0709
Fax: (859) 257-2185
tpfeiffe@email.uky.edu

HR Coordinator


105 Plant Science Building
Phone: (859) 218-0709
Fax: (859) 257-2185
sawyer.pelesasa@uky.edu

Business Officer


320 Plant Science Building
Phone: (859) 218-0710
Fax: (859) 257-2185
christine.tarne@uky.edu

Directors of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Robert Lou HirschAgricultural Biotechnology undergradute degree program
229 Plant Science Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0312
Phone: (859) 218-0790
robert.hirsch@uky.edu

Dr. David McNear - Natural Resources and Environmental Science undergradute degree program
N122S Ag. Science Bldg. North
Phone: (859) 257-8627
Fax: (859) 257-3655
dave.mcnear@uky.edu

Dr. Elisa D'Angelo - Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences Undergraduate degree program
N122J Ag. Science Building North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phone: (859) 257-8651
Fax: (859) 257-3655
edangelo@uky.edu

Directors of Graduate Studies

Dr. Mark Coyne - Integrated Plant and Soil Science MS & PhD program, Soil Science PhD program
122N Ag. Science Bldg. North
Phone: (859) 257-4202
Fax: (859) 257-3655
mark.coyne@uky.edu

Dr. Arthur Hunt - Plant Physiology PhD program
105 Plant Science Building
Phone: (859) 218-0776
Fax: (859) 257-7125
aghunt00@uky.edu