Thomas G. Ranney
Curriculum Vitae

Tom Ranney

Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
828-684-3562 Ext. 136

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Research Focus

Breeding and improvement of nursery and bioenergy crops.


B.S. 1981 Natural Resources The Ohio State University
M.S. 1986 Horticulture/Plant Protection Cornell University
Ph.D. 1989 Horticulture/Plant Protection Cornell University

Professional Experience

Honors and Awards


University Service

Professional Service

Professional and Honorary Memberships

American Society for Horticultural Science, North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, International Plant Propagators Society, Magnolia Society International, The American Rhododendron Society, Azalea Society of America, Gamma Sigma Delta, Pi Alpha Xi, and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.


Graduate Students - Served as Major Advisor


Graduate Students - Served as Committee Member

Postdoctoral Associates and Research Scholars Supervised

Interns Supervised (Undergraduate and Post Graduate)


Publications (Refereed) Since 1996


Publications Summary

For a complete publication list see:

Patents and Plant Introductions


Other Plant Introductions

For more information on plant introductions see:


Invited Presentations (Since 2003)



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Updated September 13, 2016