Western Kentucky University

Faculty and Staff - Elmer Gray

Dr. Elmer Gray, Ph.D

Dr. Elmer Gray, Ph.D

Emeritus Professor

Office:  EST 236
Phone:  270-745-5961
Email:  elmer.gray@wku.edu
Website:  http://wku.edu/agriculture


  • AGRI 493/493G: Sustainable Agriculture (Spring)
  • AGRI 528: Agriculture Genetics (Spring)
  • AGRI 315: Water in Food Production (Fall)
  • AGRI 590: Experimental Design (Fall)


  • Baby corn production
  • Sunflowers for cut flowers
  • Vegetable production in garden and high tunnel
  • Crop chilling requirements
  • Human population genetics


Dr. Gray was born in Jackson County, KY.  He has been at WKU since 1968 as a Professor of Agriculture.  He was the Dean of Graduate Studies from 1974-1996 and from 1998-2006.  He has four children, six grandchildren (two adopted from Nepal).  He is also a Sunday school teacher.  He enjoys soft stone etching and carving.


  • BS- Berea College
  • MS- University of Kentucky
  • PhD- Cornell University
 Last Modified 7/22/13