Tom Michaels is also the Faculty Coordinator for the undergraduate Food Systems Major.
My research focuses on methods for genetically improving dry edible beans and various species of plants used for salad greens. Recently I have emphasized selection of plants with unique and striking phenotypic features like colorful and highly patterned seed coats in the case of beans and colorful, patterned and uniquely shaped leaves in the case of salad greens. I am also developing strategies for personal urban agriculture such as the Hydroponic Salad Table.
Jordan, N., J. Grossman, P. Lawrence, A. Harmon, W. Dyer, B. Maxwell, K. V. Cadieux, R. Galt, A. Rojas, C. Byker, S. Ahmed, T. Bass, E. Kebreas, V. Singh, T. Michaels and C. Tzenis. 201x. New Curricula For Undergraduate Food-Systems Education: A Sustainable Agriculture Education Perspective. NACTA J.
Fernandez, Adria L., C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse and T. E. Michaels. 2012. Yield and Weed Abundance in Early- and Late-Sown Field Pea and Lentil. Agronomy Journal 104: 1056-1064.