Dr. Mary Hockenberry Meyer is a professor emeritus in the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota and the Grass Curator for the Grass Collection at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. She is a past president of the American Society of Horticultural Science and is chairman of the Board in 2014 and 2015. She joined the U of MN faculty in 1994 and has primarily an Extension/outreach and research appointment. Her research interests include native and ornamental grasses, including propagation and production of grasses, cold hardiness, and sustainability of grasses for landscaping, especially in northern climates. She teaches international classes, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum internship program, and plant identification. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1993, in Plant Breeding and Genetics, her M.S. from Cornell University, and her B.S. from Clemson University.