Divisional Forum

Mission: The Divisional Forum (DF) exists to facilitate discussion of disciplinary and membership issues of particular relevance to APS Divisions, and to represent those issues before Council. DF promotes interaction among Divisions to discuss challenges facing the discipline of plant pathology at the regional level, and by facilitating meetings among divisions or with other relevant groups. DF seeks to attract and engage students and early career professionals, and to increase membership in APS through divisional activities and leadership opportunities.

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm EndMember Type
Nicole A. GauthierUniversity of KentuckyDivisional Councilor8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member199726
Matthew T. Kasson Divisional Forum Chair8/11/20228/16/2023Regular Member191891
Andrew J. FriskopNorth Dakota State UniversityDivisional Forum Rep - NorthCentral8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member212235
Jianjun HaoUniversity of MaineDivisional Forum Rep - Northeastern8/7/20217/31/2024Regular Member091461
Sally M. MallowaAugustana UniversityDivisional Forum Rep - African5/1/20217/31/2024Regular Member222833
Terry N. SpurlockUniversity of Arkansas System Division of AgricultureDivisional Forum Rep - Southern8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member207021
Jose Ramon Urbez-TorresSummerland Research and Development Centre - Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaDivisional Forum Rep - Pacific8/7/20217/31/2024Regular Member187899
Loren J. GieslerUniv of Nebraska-LincolnImmediate Past Chair - Ex-officio (non voting)8/11/20228/16/2023Regular Member038568
Emma NygrenAPSStaff Liaison9/1/2020 ScisocSTAFF269865