Dr. Kevin E. KenworthyDr. Kevin E. Kenworthy

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2004, Plant Breeding and Genetics
M.S., Texas Tech University, 1996, Crop Science
B.S., Texas Tech University, 1994, Agronomy

University of Florida, Agronomy Dept
2199 McCarty Hall
PO Box 110500
Gainesville , FL 32611-0500
Phone: (352) 392-1823 ext. 201
SunCom: 622-1840
Fax: (352) 392-7248


Improvement of turfgrass species used for home lawns, parks, highway right-of-ways, golf courses, and athletic fields. Emphasis will be placed on the collection of germplasm with breeding directed towards the development of cultivars that require fewer inputs, but still maintain high levels of quality for acceptance into the turfgrass industry.


70% Research, 30% Teaching

Courses Taught

AGR 3303 – Genetics
Summer, each year, “Genetics,” 3 credits.  This is the introductory genetics course and will serve as the summer section to complement the fall and spring sections currently taught by Dr. D.S. Wofford, and Dr. M. Gallo-Meagher.  Course objectives include introducing DNA as the genetic material, its structure, regulation of gene expression, DNA and chromosomal aberrations, patterns of inheritance, gene linkage, population and quantitative genetics, and DNA recombination


Nick Greene, (M.S. Student)
Brian Schwartz, (PhD. Student)