Texas Tech University

Cecilia Monclova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology with joint appointment with Texas AgriLife Research
Plant and Soil Science

Email: cecilia.monclova@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.0306

Department of Plant and Soil Science 
Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building, Room 122L
2911 15th Street
MS 42122
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122
Cecilia Monclova

Personal Information

Dr. Monclova-Santana received her bachelor's degree in agronomy and master's degree in plant pathology from University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Her doctorate in plant pathology is from North Dakota State University working with dry bean rust.

Research Interests

Her research interest are studying alternative agricultural systems to manage plant diseases in the South High Plains agricultural industry. Her focus is mainly on cotton and peanut but she expects to also expand her horizon to other drought resistant crops. With every experiment she expects to use the present in agriculture to imagine and tangibilize the agriculture of the future. She teaches one plant pathology course where she enforces critical thinking on her students in order for  them to evaluate and create new science.


One of her primary goals here at Tech is to teach with a different learning approach, one that provides resources to student to be successful in their upcoming work spaces. Through her lectures she plans to prepare the future agricultural professionals for the agriculture of the future.

Additional Links

Texas Tech's Department of Plant & Soil Science adds new plant pathologist