Texas Tech University

Glen Ritchie, Ph.D.

Professor of Crop Physiology | J.A. Love Endowed Chair | PSS Department Chair

Email: glen.ritchie@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-4325

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

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Glen Ritchie


Dr. Glen Ritchie is the J.A. Love Endowed Chair and Professor of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University (TTU). Dr. Ritchie received his B.S. degree from Utah State University in Crop Science in 2000, his M.S. degree from Utah State University in Crop Science in 2003, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Georgia in Agronomy in 2007. He joined the Texas Tech Faculty in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Crop Physiology.  His responsibilities at Texas Tech include teaching and an active research program examining plant water relations in cotton and sorghum. Dr. Ritchie has chaired 29 Master of Science committees and 8 doctoral committees.

Research Interests

My research interests include developing effective and economical water management strategies for crop production in the Southern High Plains. Current projects include research on cultivar selection, irrigation management, and the effects of persistent and episodic drought on crop growth, morphology, yield, and quality.


  • PSS 1321 - Introduction to Agronomy
  • PSS 3323 - Crop Physiology
  • PSS 5323 - Environmental Crop Physiology

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