Pam is an Assistant Professor with The Ohio State University and serves as the State Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director. She is also a Horticulture Educator and Director for OSU Extension in Clark County. She has a BS in Landscape Horticulture and a MS in Human and Community Resource Development from The Ohio State University. Her responsibilities include providing leadership for the OSUE Master Gardener Volunteer program consisting of more than 3,500 volunteers and conducting consumer and commercial horticulture programs.
Pam specializes in herbaceous ornamental plant trials and evaluates more than 200 varieties of annuals and two genera of ornamental grasses; she presents programs on annuals and perennials as well as other landscape topics locally, statewide, and nationally. Pam has also lectured in South Korea and China. She is Chairman of the National Extension Master Gardener Committee, a Clark County Park District Commissioner, and is the Past-President of the Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden. She also provides leadership to the OSUE MGV International Outreach program.
Pam is the co-author of the newly-published book Garden-pedia, An A-to- Z Guide to Gardening Terms, writes a weekly gardening column for the Springfield News and Sun and the Dayton Daily News, authors the bi-monthly Ask the Expert Column for Ohio Gardening magazine and is a frequent writer for popular gardening magazines as well as trade publications. Pam teaches in Ohio, nationally, and internationally on a variety of horticulture topics ranging from annuals, perennials and woody ornamentals, vegetables, plant diagnostics, to plant maintenance as well as volunteer management topics.