Heather Marie Kelly

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Assistant Professor
  Entomology and Plant Pathology
Phone: (731) 425-4713
Email: youngkelly@utk.edu

Focus: Plant Pathologist

Biographical sketch

Heather Young-Kelly graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a master’s in science teaching. She received a doctorate in plant pathology from the University of Florida. While completing her Ph.D., Young-Kelly worked as a biological scientist at the North Florida Research and Education Center. Here she was involved in multiple field days and soybean rust short courses where she presented information about the disease cycle and management of soybean rust.

“My experiences have enhanced my appreciation for agricultural extension and research and my desire to contribute to the betterment of agriculture,” says Young-Kelly. “I look forward to continuing my agricultural career and am excited to become a member of the UT Institute of Agriculture.”

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