Maria College, Albany



Dr. Usha Palaniswamy holds a PhD in Plant Science (University of Connecticut, USA), MBA (Webster University, USA) and MEd in educational administration (M.K. University, India). Her academic career includes positions as Faculty of Allied Health and Asian American Studies, and in academic higher administration as the dean and associate dean. She served as a Project Manager at the World Vegetable Center in Taiwan and implemented school gardens in six countries in Asia and Africa. She is a recipient of several teaching, research and volunteer service awards. She is a Technical Advisory Committee member of Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation (PNASF) and serves on the PhD Board of Examiners of several Universities in India. She has authored four books and published over 55 research articles and several book chapters and review articles. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants (Taylor and Francis, USA).