Sep 4, 2014
KSU Names Hort Department HeadSource: Kansas State University

The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has announced Candice Shoemaker as the new head of the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources. She will begin her appointment Sept. 1.

The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has announced Candice Shoemaker as the new head of the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources. She will begin her appointment Sept. 1.

“Dr. Shoemaker brings a wealth of ideas, energy and experience to the position,” said John Floros, dean of K-State’s College of Agriculture.

“I look forward to working with the department’s excellent faculty and staff as we build on our strengths, embrace opportunities and continue to deliver programs of excellence that enhance K-State’s reputation nationally and internationally,” she said.

Shoemaker joined K-State as a faculty member in 2001. She grew up on a dairy farm and peach orchard near Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in floriculture in 1978, she worked in production greenhouse businesses in Washington and Michigan for the next three years.

She then obtained a master’s degree in horticultural therapy from Kansas State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in environmental floriculture from Michigan State University in 1990.
Shoemaker completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Virginia Tech, taught ornamental horticulture and served as faculty coordinator and program director at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and was the first director of the School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

A current professor of horticulture and human health at K-State with teaching and research responsibilities, Shoemaker also helped create and currently directs two graduate degree programs, one in horticultural therapy, which consists of campus-based master’s and doctorate programs and an online graduate certificate program, and the master’s program in urban food systems—a novel specialization program developed in response to the increase in urban farms and interest in local foods.




Latest Photos see all »

GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.887.9008
Interested in reading the print edition of Greenhouse Product News? Preview our digital edition »

Get one year of Greenhouse Product News in both print and digital editions for free.

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check
out our sister site.
website development by deyo designs