Education: B.A. in Biology, Lynchburg College; M.S. and Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Research interests: Studies of the secondary metabolism in plants and fungi, especially the phenomenon of cyanogenesis, and floristic studies of plants and fungi.
Recommended advisor for: Students interested in botany, plant physiology, mycology, phytochemistry, and forestry.
"...a traveler should be a botanist, for in all views plants form the chief embellishment."
--Charles Darwin. Voyage of the HMS Beagle