The mission of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology (EPP) is to advance scientific knowledge and to provide science-based information to improve the sustainability of food and fiber production, protection of natural resources, and the lives of all people in Tennessee and across the world. We aim to fulfill this mission through innovative evidence-based research, knowledge-based outreach, and excellence in teaching. The departmental mission is fulfilled through discovery, development, application, and dissemination of research-based information from the perspective of the land grant philosophy of teaching, research, Extension, and other outreach. The department strives to adhere to the highest ethical standards of integrity, equality, and respect in the performance of our duties and interactions with colleagues, students, stakeholders, and cooperators. ​​
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Entomology & Plant Pathology
2505 E. J. Chapman Drive
370 Plant Biotechnology Building
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: 865-974-7135
Fax: 865-974-4744
Email: epp1@utk.edu