Ryan Gott, PhD

Ryan Gott, PhD, is a nonprofit professional in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, public horticulture and place-based cultural institution sector. He is an avid educator, having taught for nearly 13 years in settings from formal college classrooms to public science festivals. Gott is an enthusiastic advocate for sustainable landscaping and has a particular interest in Eastern North American native plants, managing a personal home collection of over 150 species as an ecologically functional habitat.

Most recently, Gott received the Longwood Fellowship, a 13-month immersive, residential, cohort-based program at Longwood Gardens that provides hands-on training and development opportunities for emerging leaders to gain self-insight and build capacity. Fellows receive mentorship, engage in extensive individual and group-based projects, participate in leadership development programs, and work at a 2-month international field placement at partner gardens.

Gott received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Purdue University and his doctoral degree in entomology from the University of Maryland.

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