Cecilia Monclova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology with joint appointment with Texas AgriLife
Plant and Soil Science
Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building, Room 122L
2911 15th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122
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.
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.
Texas Tech's Department of Plant & Soil Science adds new plant pathologist