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Our Faculty and Staff

Faculty members who teach in the Horticulture Program are selected not only for their academic and teaching qualifications but also for their wide range of professional and business experience. Class sizes are small thus facilitating learning and hands on experience. Emphasis is placed on individual advisement and counseling as well.

Full-time Faculty

Dr. Steven Fischer
Full Professor, Program coordinator
Email: sfischer@bergen.edu
Phone: 201-447-9217

Linda S. Wiles
Assistant Professor
Email: lwiles@bergen.edu
Phone: 201-447-9225

Garrett Planten
Horticulture Technical Assistant
CLT (Certified Landscape Technician)
Email: gplanten@bergen.edu
Phone: 201-447-7955

Part Time Adjunct Faculty

Robert DeRosa
Owner, DeRosa Landscaping

Susan Cohan
President, Susan Cohan Gardens LLC

Mark Borst
Owner, Borst Landscape and Design and Construction

Christopher Raimondi
President, The Raimondi Horticultural Group, Inc.Horticultural Group

Ted Szczawinski
Dean of Students, Bergen County Technical Schools

William Einhorn
President, Landscape Design Associates of Westchester

Nick Groetsma