Kiersten Wise is a Professor in the department of Plant Pathology, with primary responsibility for extension and research on diseases of corn, sorghum and forages. Kiersten earned her B.S. degree in Plant Health and Protection from Iowa State University, her M.S. in Plant Pathology from the University of Georgia, and completed her Ph.D. work at North Dakota State University, also in Plant Pathology. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Kentucky in 2017, she was at Purdue University for 8 years as the Extension Specialist for field crop diseases. Her extension and research programs focus on developing economical and sustainable disease management practices for agronomic field crops.