Director, Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Agricultural Research and Engagement
Jody Jellison joined UMass in 2016 as a Professor of Biology. Her area of research interest is in fungal biology. She is an author on over 100 publications and four patents and has significant experience in agricultural research administration. She currently serves as the Director of UMass Extension and the Director of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station. She received her BS from the University of New Hampshire and holds an MS in Plant Pathology/multivariate statistics and a PhD in Plant Virology/Biochem/Biophysics from Oregon State University. Her post-doctoral work was in immunology and molecular plant biology at Harvard University.