Thursday, September 24, 2015
Meet Dr. Whitney Griffin: Welcome to the HORT Department!
Dr. Griffin joined the horticulture faculty at Texas A&M in 2015 to pursue her passion for undergraduate education. She will be teaching HORT 332, Landscape Graphics; HORT 425, Landscape Maintenance and Construction; HORT 432, Horticulture Landscape Design; and HORT Horticulture Landscape Design II.
About Dr. Griffin:
At Auburn University, Whitney Griffin earned a B.S. in Horticulture Science (Ornamental Landscape Design track, 2008, with a minor in Agronomy and Soils) and an M.S. in Horticulture Science (2010). In 2014 she earned a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from the University of Maryland where she researched green roof technology as a stormwater management tool and taught multiple undergraduate courses, including study abroad courses to New Zealand.
After completing her doctorate she entered the private sector, running the maintenance division for a boutique contracting firm in Baltimore, Maryland that designs, installs, and maintains green roofs and living walls. Her portfolio spanned over 2 million square feet of green roofs and living walls from New York City to Raleigh and as far west as Chicago. She participated in every step of the process from design to installation to maintenance.
Her interests include environmental horticulture, sustainable design, and best practices for landscape business management.
Welcome to the department Dr. Griffin!