Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College
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Michael Marcotrigiano earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park. His areas of interest include plant development, plant breeding and landscape plant material. Formerly an instructor at the National Arboretum in Washington, D. C., he currently directs all aspects of the Lyman Conservatory and the 125-acre landscape of the Botanic Garden of Smith College. As the director of the educational component of the Botanic Garden, he is in change of exhibitions, seminar series and newsletters, and coordinates the international collection and dispersal of all plants. He also performs research in the area of plant variety development and the propagation of endangered species.
Marcotrigiano teaches Landscape Plants and Issues (Biology 202) and Horticulture (Biology 204).