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Dr. Brantlee Spakes-Richter

Lecturer




Contact

Rm. # 2519 Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL, 32611
(352) 273-2014
bsr@ufl.edu

Background
  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 2009
  • M.S. Plant Biology, Arizona State University, 1999
  • B.A. English, Arizona State University, 1993
Publications

About

Dr. Spakes-Richter came to the field of plant pathology through an industry position in a private environmental microbiology laboratory, where she worked with growers and consultants on soil health and plant disease problems, and conducted bench-scale trials and product analyses of biological control products and soil amendments. She left industry to pursue a PhD in plant pathology at North Carolina State University, and came to UF from a postdoctoral research position at Duke University. While she maintains her interests in soil-borne pathogens and fungal ecology through collaborative research projects, she is passionate about teaching, and came to UF for the opportunity to hold a 100% teaching position in plant pathology.


Recent Services and Honors

  • CALS Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, 2015-2016
  • CALS Council for Teaching Enhancement and Innovation, 2013-2016
  • Department of Plant Pathology Curriculum Committee
  • NACTA Educator Award, 2016
  • Plant Science Steering Committee
  • Roche Teaching Fellow, 2013-2014, University of Florida CALS
Teaching

Plant Pathology

Brantlee Spakes Richter is responsible for course and curriculum development for multiple courses in plant pathology, including two general studies courses for non-majors, and general plant pathology and fungal pathogens courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Courses Taught

Teaching Philosophy

Contact

Rm. # 2519 Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL, 32611
(352) 273-2014
bsr@ufl.edu

Background
  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 2009
  • M.S. Plant Biology, Arizona State University, 1999
  • B.A. English, Arizona State University, 1993
About

Dr. Spakes-Richter came to the field of plant pathology through an industry position in a private environmental microbiology laboratory, where she worked with growers and consultants on soil health and plant disease problems, and conducted bench-scale trials and product analyses of biological control products and soil amendments. She left industry to pursue a PhD in plant pathology at North Carolina State University, and came to UF from a postdoctoral research position at Duke University. While she maintains her interests in soil-borne pathogens and fungal ecology through collaborative research projects, she is passionate about teaching, and came to UF for the opportunity to hold a 100% teaching position in plant pathology.

Awards
  • CALS Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, 2015-2016
  • CALS Council for Teaching Enhancement and Innovation, 2013-2016
  • Department of Plant Pathology Curriculum Committee
  • NACTA Educator Award, 2016
  • Plant Science Steering Committee
  • Roche Teaching Fellow, 2013-2014, University of Florida CALS
Publications

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Teaching

Plant Pathology

Brantlee Spakes Richter is responsible for course and curriculum development for multiple courses in plant pathology, including two general studies courses for non-majors, and general plant pathology and fungal pathogens courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Courses Taught

Teaching Philosophy