Benjamin Hoover

I am eternally curious. This characteristic has compelled me to search for answers. It led me to a career in plant science and teaching that I love. It has also led me to accept that some things I may never know. So I cling to what I do know: Jesus taught a hope that is grounded in love. I seek to love God and love others.

My Life

Favorite Quote

"Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through." – The Graf (Armgart by George Eliot)

My hobbies

Appreciating and growing plants. Following baseball. Reading books. Running recreationally.

My undergrad alma mater

Temple University

If I weren't a professor, I would

Grow and sell plants

Favorite books

Thinking, Fast and Slow (Kahneman), Smart Baseball (Law), Outliers (Gladwell), Moneyball (Lewis)

Favorite movies

The Grinch, The Emperor's New Groove, Chariots of Fire

Current Research

Quantifying adventitious root development in vegetative propagation.