IMG_0629Harry G. Ponder

Shumack Endowed Professor & Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Horticulture Department

education

B.S. Horticulture, Auburn University
M.S. Horticulture, Auburn University
Ph.D. Horticulture, Michigan State University

Professional Experience

—Assistant Professor of Horticulture, University of Georgia
—Associate Professor of Horticulture, Auburn University
—Professor of Horticulture, Auburn University
—Shumack Endowed Professor of Horticulture, Auburn University

Honors and Awards

—Outstanding Educator Award, National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)
—Lifetime Achievement Award, Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association (ALNLA)
—Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award, American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)
—Great American Gardeners Teaching Award, American Horticultural Society (AHS)
—L. C. Chadwick Educator’s Award, American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA)
—L. M. Ware Distinguished Teacher Award, Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science (SRASHS)
—Outstanding Teacher Award, Auburn University Alumni Association
—Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Auburn University College of Agriculture
—Dean’s Award for Advising Excellence, Auburn University College of Agriculture
—Professor of the Decade, Auburn University Contemporary Agriculture Alumni Association

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Horticultural Science
Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association

Recent Courses Taught

HORT 3220 Arboriculture
HORT 3920 Internship
HORT 3950 Careers
HORT 5150 Retail Garden Center Management
HORT 6150 Retail Garden Center Management
HORT 5210 Landscape Bidding, Installation, and Management
HORT 6210 Landscape Bidding, Installation, and Management