Winston C. Dunwell, Ph.D. --- Curriculum Vitae--- Responsibilities and Programs Narrative
University of Kentucky, Department of Horticulture
Dr. Winston Dunwell was born on Long Island in Southampton, NY . He grew up in East Quogue, NY where farming consisted of horticultural crops. His neighbors grew either nursery crops or vegetables. Dr. Dunwell worked in the nursery/landscape industry throughout his teenage years and part time through his military service and college education. He attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale and received his Associates Degree in Nursery Management. Following 4 years in the US Air Force he attended the University of Wyoming and received his Bachelors of Science in Plant Science/Horticulture. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Idaho where he worked on the effects of cold stress on Ornamental Plants.
In 1979 Dr. Dunwell accepted a position with The University of Kentucky as a Extension Horticulture Specialist for Nursery Crops housed at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center at Princeton, Kentucky. His area of interest is developing educational programs related to sustainable ornamental plant introduction, propagation, production, and utilization. He has developed the UKREC landscape into a small Botanic Garden for evaluation of ornamental plants. Dr. Dunwell established the Nursery Crops Development Center to carry out trials on cultivated and native plants with unique characteristics of special interest to the nursery/landscape industry and the gardening public. The goal of the Center is to provide plants that will increase the product mix at the nursery, increase the number of plants available for the landscape designer's pallette, and be useful in environment conservaton and restoration.
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