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Dr. Tina (Waliczek) Cade, Horticulture

Dr. Cade 
 

Research Interests
 

Department of Agriculture, Texas State University – San Marcos

(512) 245-3324

tc10@txstate.edu

Tina Marie (Waliczek) Cade is currently a Professor of Horticulture in the Department of Agriculture at Texas State University.  She is responsible for teaching a wide range of classes including Floral Design, Organic Gardening, Landscape Design and Landscape Management, and Plant Propagation. She received her doctorate degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University in 1997, her master’s degree in horticulture from Kansas State University in 1994 and a bachelor’s in horticultural therapy from Kansas State University in 1992. Her research interests are diverse and have focused on the area of urban/plant interactions including studies on the effects of green spaces on people and the influence gardening on perceptions of quality of life, and interior plants on job satisfaction and interior space usage in buildings. She has also researched teaching techniques in horticulture, such as studying the benefits of integrating service-learning into the horticulture curriculum. Lastly, she is interested in composting and managing invasive species using large-scale composting systems, as well as the economics of integrating cafeteria composting programs into universities. She manages the Bobcat Blend composting program that collects and processes campus cafeteria waste, and the Bobcat Bloom campus cut flower and nursery sales that have weekly sales, as well as produce annual seasonal crops such as poinsettias, chrysanthemums, kalanchoes and Easter lilies. She advises multiple departmental and university organizations including the Horticulture Club, the Environmental Service Committee, the Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture and Floriculture Honor Society and the Polo Club at Texas State. She is currently advising 7 graduate students, 6 of which are thesis-option. She is also adjunct faculty for the Department of Biology at Texas State University, as well as adjunct faculty for the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University. She is an associate editor for the journal, HortTechnology, and the Journal of Texas Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Selected Publications

Recent publications include (graduate students are noted with a *):

*Boyer, R., A.L. *McFarland, J.M. Zajicek and T.M. Waliczek. 2011. Growing Minds: Gardening and parent involvement in elementary schools. J. Therapeutic Horticulture, (accepted for publication).

*Sanders, J., T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Gandonou. 2011. An economic analysis of a university educational cafeteria composting program – Bobcat Blend. HortTechnology, 21(4):639-646.

*DeWolfe, J., T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. 2011. The relationship between levels of greenery and landscaping at track and field site, anxiety, and sports performance of collegiate track and field athletes. HortTechnology, 21(3):329-335.

*McFarland, A., D. *Hammond, J. Zajicek and T.M. Waliczek. 2011. Growing Minds: the development of an instrument to measure parental attitude toward nature and their child's outdoor recreation using the Dillman method, HortTechnology, 21(2):225-229.

*Hammond, D., A. *McFarland, J. Zajicek and T.M. Waliczek. 2011. Growing Minds: The relationship between parental attitudes toward their child's outdoor recreation and their child's health, HortTechnology, 21(2):217-224.

*Sommerfeld, A.J., T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. 2010. Growing Minds: Evaluating the effect of gardening on quality of life and physical activity level of older adults, HortTechnology, 20(4):705-710.
 
          -One of Top Ten most downloaded publications at ashs.org, American Society for Horticultural Science  
           website.

*Sommerfeld, A.J., A.M. McFarland*, T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek.2010. Growing minds: Evaluating the relationship between gardening and fruit and vegetable consumption in older adults, HortTechnology, 20(4):711-717.

          -One of Top Ten most downloaded publications at ashs.org, American Society for Horticultural Science
           website.

Waliczek, T.M. and J. Zajicek. 2010. The benefits of integrating service teaching and learning techniques into an undergraduate horticulture curriculum, HortTechnology, 20(4):934-942.

*McFarland, A., T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. 2010. Graduate student use of campus green spaces and the impact on their perceptions of quality of life, HortTechnology, 20(1):186-192.

*Doxey, J., T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. 2009. The impact of interior plants in university classrooms on course performance and student perceptions of the course and instructor, HortScience, 44(2)384-391.

          -Featured on Columbian National Public Radio.

          -One of Top Ten most downloaded publications at ashs.org, American Society for Horticultural Science 
           website.

Gorham, M., T.M. Waliczek, A. Snelgrove and J.M. Zajicek. 2009. The effect of community gardens on incidence of crime in Houston, HortTechnology, 19(2)291-296.

          *-One of Top Ten most downloaded publications at ashs.org, American Society for Horticultural Science 
             website.

Lombardini, L., T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. 2008. Consumer preferences and knowledge of nutritional attributes of pecans, HortTechnology, 18(3)481-488.

*Danforth, P., T.M. Waliczek, S.M. Macey and J.M. Zajicek. 2008. The effect of the National Wildlife Federation's Schoolyard Habitat Program on fourth grade students' standardized test scores. HortTechnology, 18(3)356-360.

          -One of Top Ten most downloaded publications at ashs.org, American Society for Horticultural Science
           website.

Williams, P., C. Kissel Bales, T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. 2008. Development of Assessment Standards and a Computerized Assessment Tool for Use in Prevocational Horticulture Training Programs for Head-Injured Individuals. Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. 18:58-73.

*Dravigne, A., T.M. Waliczek, R.D. Lineberger and J.M. Zajicek. 2008.  The effect of live plants and window views of green space on employee perceptions of job satisfaction, HortScience, 43(1)183-187.

          -Featured in Self, Health and Real Simple magazines among others.

          -One of Top Ten most downloaded publications at ashs.org, American Society for Horticultural Science
           website.

*McFarland, A., T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. 2008. The relationship between student use of campus green spaces and perceptions of quality of life, HortTechnology, 18(2)232-238.

Aguilar, O.M., T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. 2008. Growing environmental stewards: The effect of a youth gardening program on environmental attitudes and environmental locus of control of elementary school children, HortTechnology, 18(2)243-249.