Steve Weller has earned degrees at Central Michigan University (BS Biology), The Ohio State University (MS Horticulture/Pomology), and North Carolina State University (PhD Horticulture/Weed Science). He has been on the faculty of Purdue’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture since 1980. His appointment includes research, teaching, and Extension responsibilities in weed science, pest management, and vegetable cropping systems, including organic. His areas of specialization include research on and implementation of integrated crop and pest management production systems with emphasis on weed science for vegetable crops; investigating mechanisms of weed resistance to herbicides; development of tissue culture systems to study plant responses to herbicides; and in vitro regeneration and transformation systems for crop improvement. Dr. Weller has been active in international work on pest management and cropping systems development and pest management training in Central America, Mexico, Africa, and Ukraine.