Dr. Bryan Hopkins
Bryan Gene Hopkins
Where did you grow up?
Mostly Idaho, also CA and WA
Which classes do you teach?
PWS 282/283 Soil Science & Lab; PWS 319 Grasses in Urban and Natural Environments; PWS 402 Soils and Water in the Urban Environemnt; PWS 560 Quantitative Environmental Chemistry
What is your education/experience?
Ph.D.; Certified Professional Soil Scientist
If you were a plant, what plant would you be and why?
Cactus (ask my wife)
Anything but "Eye of the Tiger" (got sick of it since it came out when I was in high school and we were the IF Tigers . . . can you say "overplay"?)
Book of Mormon (seriously)
A tie between Rudy and The Cowboys
When someone asks "what time is it" I like to say "time to get a watch"
Why should someone be a Plant & Landscape Systems major?
I feel a spiritual connection with the natural world we live in. I love spending time working outdoors in caring for our world.
What is the best part of our program?
The amazing students
Tell us of a recent adventure:
Sampled soils at dozens of elite professional and collegiate stadiums in 2021.