Associate Professor & Department Chair
Marlys Eddy is an associate professor and program director of Landscape Contracting. She is a plant and soil scientist with a focus on sustainable agriculture and viticulture. Marlys began teaching in 2004 and joined Vermont Tech in 2007. Her teaching is focused on plant biology courses including Botany, Greenhouse Management, and Introduction to Horticulture.
"I love teaching plant pathology because the interaction between plants and their attackers is so fascinating. It is also very satisfying to do the detective work of diagnosing a disease in plants."
Marlys also works on native plant conservation for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest of the US Forest Service. Marlys has traveled to the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland to study sustainable agriculture and to participate in the day-to-day life of the intentional community. Prior to her appointment at Vermont Tech, Marlys worked as a soil testing and fertility consultant for grazers and vineyards, an agricultural research assistant with the University of Vermont Apple Team, and an environmental educator with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Marlys is from Belmont, Vermont, and enjoys cross-country skiing with her dog. Marlys is also involved in the Outing Club and enjoys moonlight ski and snowshoe hikes.