Professor of Viticulture
Andy has been conducting research in grapes and wines since his MSc studies in 1978. Since 1997 he has been professor of viticulture at Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario. Responsibilities at Brock include the development of a viticulture & enology four-year degree curriculum, teaching, research, administration and consultation. Courses taught include Grapevine Biology, Grapevine Cultural Practices, Plant Physiology, Introduction to Wines, and Advanced Wine Flavor (graduate course). Major research interests include canopy management, site, soil and their impact upon flavor, irrigation and water relations, geomatics, and use of GPS/GIS and remote sensing for studying terroir. American Society for Enology & Viticulture (ASEV) activities include Associate Editor since 1995 and member of Publications Committee. ASEV/ES activities include director, section representative, chair; and chair of organizing committee. He has appeared in more than 120 refereed journals. He has received the OIV Award for Best Book in Oenology, ASEV/ES Outstanding Achievement Award and Brock University Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Andy is a frequent speaker at conferences internationally.