Faculty & Staff Directory

Faculty:

 
Name Title and Area of Specialty

Anil Shrestha

Chair, Department of Viticulture & Enology and Professor, Weed Science

Stephan Sommer

Director, Viticulture & Enology Research Center (VERC)

Luca Brillante

Assistant Professor of Viticulture & Bronco Wine Company Viticulture Research Chair 

Sanliang Gu

Professor of Viticulture & Ricchiuti Chair of Viticulture Research

Miguel Pedroza

Assistant Professor of Enology  

Qun (Kristy) Sun

Assistant Professor of Enology 

Sonet Van Zyl

Associate Professor of Viticulture

Cliff Yu

Assistant Professor of Viticulture

Teaching Faculty & Staff:

 
Name Title and Area of Specialty

Sara Azevedo

Lecturer, Compliance and Regulations (Wine)

Britt Foster

Faculty, Henry Madden Library Subject Librarian for the Jordan College, Viticulture & Enology  

Kevin Smith

Lecturer, Winery Business & Marketing

William Whalen

Lecturer, Enology

 Adjunct Faculty:

 
Name Title and Area of Specialty

Susan Rodriguez

Adjunct Faculty -  Wine Microbiology, Sensory                                                                                      

Staff:

 
Name Title and Area of Specialty
Geoffrey Dervishian

Instructional Support Technician - Jordan College of Ag, Jordan Agricultural Research Center (JARC)/Research Support 

Leah Groves

Vineyard Technician, Fresno State Vineyards

Andrea Magdaleno

Administrative Assistant to the Department Chair 

Stella Sommer

Instructional Support Technician - Jordan College of Ag, Graduate Lab/Academic Support

Tom Montgomery

Winemaker, Fresno State Winery

 Vacant

Viticulture & Enology Lab Technician

Mark Salwasser

Director, Ag Operations - University Agricultural Laboratory

Cynthia Wood

Viticulture and Enology Program Specialist - Outreach and Events

Cherisse Villareal

Library Assistant, Viticulture and Enology Library 

Rebecca White

Administrative Assistant to VERC Director - Accounting Technician

Vacant

Outreach & Events Coordinator Assistant - Part-Time

Emeriti:

 
Name    Title and Area of Specialty           
Sayed Badr

Professor & Chair Emeritus, Plant Science Department and Professor Emeritus, Department of Viticulture and Enology

University Service:  1970 - 2005; Part time FERP 2005 - 2009

Barry Gump

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry and Adjunct Faculty of Enology, Department of Viticulture and Enology

University Service: Retirement in May 2007

James A. Kennedy

Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Viticulture and Enology; and Director Emeritus, Viticulture and Enology Research Center

University Service: 2010-2015  Joint Department Chair and Research Director.

Carlos J. Muller

Professor Emeritus, Enology, Enology Food Science & Nutrition and the Department of Viticulture and Enology

University Service: 1979 - 2004

Robert L. Wample

Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Viticulture and Enology and Director Emeritus, Viticulture & Enology Research Center 

University Service:  2000 - 2009  Joint Department Chair and Research Director. 

Roy Thornton

Professor Emeritus, Enology, Department of Viticulture & Enology (Wine  Microbiology)

University Service:  2001 - 2016

In Memoriam:

 
Name    Title and Area of Specialty           
Ken Fugelsang

December 13, 1946 - February 20, 2017

University Service:  1971 - 2011; Part time FERP 2011 - 2016

Professor Emeritus of Enology 

Vincent E. Petrucci

July 13, 1925 - December 27, 2016

University Service:  1948 - 1994

Professor Emeritus, Plant Science Department and

Director Emeritus, Viticulture & Enology Research Center