James Brosnan, Ph.D., is an associate professor at The University of Tennessee (UT) and director of the UT Weed Diagnostics Center. He received an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with both a B.S. and Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.
Brosnan’s research focuses on strategies for controlling unique and problematic weeds of turfgrass systems, particularly phenotypes with resistance to herbicides. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and has been recognized by the Crop Science Society of America, as well as both the Northeastern and Southern Weed Science Societies for his work. His extension programs aim to provide education and diagnostic support to Tennessee’s $5.8 billion turfgrass industry.