Professor and Senior Scientist
Tim Davis received his B.S. in Horticulture from Brigham Young University in 1978. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Horticulture from Oregon State University in 1980 and 1983, respectively. Dr. Davis served as Resident Director of the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Dallas from 1996 to 2005 and as Head of the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M from 2003 to 2011. He has been a faculty member in the Department since 1989, with emphases on Environmental and International Horticulture.
Dr. Davis’ current primary responsibility includes serving as Regional Director for Asia for the Borlaug Institute of International Agriculture at Texas A&M. He also teaches HORT 281 – Horticulture as a Profession. He has significant professional service responsibilities and serves as Chair of the Department’s Promotion and Tenure Committee. His research background is in adventitious root formation and plant growth regulation. He was named a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science in 2006.
“The field of horticulture is international in scope and is big business worldwide. The scope of the global horticulture industry is much larger than most people realize and the impact of horticulture is much broader than generally appreciated. Horticulture provides health, nutritional, and environmental benefits throughout the world. To gain the most from their studies, it is important that horticulture students have a global perspective regarding the importance of their field.”