Texas Tech University

Cynthia McKenney, Ed. D.

Rockwell Endowed Professor of Horticulture; Distance Program Leader
Plant and Soil Science

Email: cynthia.mckenney@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0722

Department of Plant and Soil Science 

Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building, Room 105
2911 15th Street
Mail Stop 2122 
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122
Cynthia McKenney

Personal Information

Cynthia McKenney received her B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and her Texas Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate in Broad Field Science from Texas Tech University. She also received her M.S. in Horticulture and Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University.  Dr. McKenney has served on the faculty of Texas Tech University from 1984 to the present. 

Research Interests

Dr. Cynthia McKenney's current research includes the development and release of native plant cultivars included in the Raider Wildflower Collection TM and water conserving landscapes.  Dr. McKenney also conducts plant trials including the Texas Super Star Program and Pomegranates for West Texas.


  • PSS 4313 Arboriculture
  • PSS 4314 Garden Center and Nursey Management
  • PSS 4411 Greenhouse Crop Production
  • PSS 5316 Advanced Arboriculture
  • PSS 5317 Advanced Nursery Management
  • PSS 5415 Advanced Greenhouse Crop Production
  • PSS 6001  Global Horticulture and Human Nutrition

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Department of Plant and Soil Science