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Horticulture Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields.

Amy Boren, Instructor

Horticulture

Amy Boren has been sharing her expertise by teaching horticulture classes at SIU since 1991. Her previous experience included curriculum development in horticulture and conducting a horticulture program at a high school vocational center for 3 ½ years.



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SIU Amy Boren Office: Agriculture Building, Room 180-A
Phone:
 618-453-3701
aboren@siu.edu

Jose Franco Da Cunha Leme Filho, Assistant Professor

Plant Biology, Horticulture, and Crop, Soil, and Environmental Management

Research:

Joint appointment in the School of Forestry and Horticulture and the School of Biological Sciences. The Cannabis Biology and Cultivation Systems lab focuses on areas of controlled environment agriculture, plant secondary metabolites, nutraceutical/pharmaceutical biology, and growing practices. 



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SIU Jose Franco Da Cunha Leme Filho Office: Agriculture Building 176 C
Phone: 618-453-2499
jose.leme@siu.edu

Paul Henry, Associate Professor

Horticulture

Dr. Henry is a native Tennessean who received his BS. From Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) and his M.S. / Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC). He currently holds a full-time teaching appointment at SIU. He is enthusiastic about all plant-related things. Practical work experience has focused mainly on Ornamental Horticulture with positions in nursery / greenhouse production and the landscaping industry. He also has some experience working on golf courses.



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Paul H. Henry Office: Agriculture Building, Room 176-D
Phone:
 618-453-1783
phenry@siu.edu

Bradley Taylor, Associate Professor

Horticulture



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Bradley Taylor Office: Agriculture Building, Room 176-B
Phone:
 618-453-1781
hbtaylor@siu.edu

Laura Thomas, Instructor

Horticulture

Laura Thomas began teaching horticulture classes at SIU in 2018. Her previous experience included working at a landscape design build firm where she created design work as well as overseeing the maintenance crew.



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SIU Laura Thomas Office: Agriculture Building, Room 180-B
Phone: 618-453-8588
laurathomas@siu.edu

Alan Walters, Professor and Program Coordinator

Horticulture

Dr. Alan Walters is a Professor of Vegetable Science and Breeding in the School of Forestry and Horticulture at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. He is also a prestigious Fulbright Research Scholar.



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SIU Alan Walters

Office: Agriculture Building 178
Phone: 618-453-3446
awalters@siu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

School of Forestry and Horticulture | College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences | 618-453-2469 |