School of Agriculture

Dr. Win Phippen

Win Phippen, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics

Knoblauch Hall 310
(309) 298-1251

Web pages


  • AGRI 376: Applied Genetics in Agriculture, Fall Semester
  • AGRN 472: Principles of Plant Breeding, Spring Semester odd years
  • AGRN 476: Crop Improvement and Biotechnology, Spring Semester even years

Dr. Win Phippen is a tenured full professor in the School of Agriculture. He received his MS degree from Cornell University in plant breeding and a PhD from Purdue University in the NewCrops breeding program. His research is focused on agronomic and breeding improvement of new and alternative crops. In 2010, he established a field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) breeding program focused on germplasm collection, field evaluation and controlled crosses to domesticate pennycress for commercial production.