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Amanda J. Gevens

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Extension Potato and Vegetable Plant Pathology Specialist

Dr. Gevens received a B.S. in Biology from Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA, a M.S. in Plant Pathology from Purdue University, and a PhD in Plant Pathology from Michigan State University.  Dr. Gevens was a post-doctoral Research Associate for one year in the vegetable pathology laboratory at Michigan State University working on ornamental and cucurbit downy mildew.  She then worked for 2 years as an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida.  Dr. Gevens’ position in Florida was as an extension plant pathologist for vegetable, agronomic, and forage crops.  Dr. Gevens joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the Potato and Vegetable Plant Pathology Extension Specialist in July of 2009.  Dr. Gevens’ responsibilities include potato and vegetable disease management for both commercial and fresh market vegetables.  Her research focus is on the characterization of pathogen populations for the purpose of improving disease management practices in production field and storage.