40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Andy Pulte


University of Tennessee

Job Title

Senior Lecturer/Undergraduate Coordinator


  • Responsibilities include teaching, advising and coordination of the UT Plant Sciences undergraduate program. He is also the main recruiter for the department, often being the first point of contact for students interested in plant sciences, horticulture and related fields.
  • During his career, he has advised more than 100 students who have completed baccalaureate degrees, many of whom now have jobs in the industry.


Likes to Sink His Teeth Into: “One of the corner pieces from a good tray of lasagna.”

Fun Facts

Passionate Plant Person: “As part of the green industry it is not only the plants that get me excited. Being around plant people is something I couldn’t live without. Every aspect of what I do is made better by being around people who share similar passions.”