Scott McElroy, Ph.D.


Scott McElroy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Soils at Auburn University. He received his BA in Communication with an emphasis in Chemistry from Auburn University, his MS from the Auburn University in Agronomy and Soils and his PhD from the NC State University in Crop Science with a minor in Plant Ecology.  Dr. McElroy was previously employed as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Turfgrass and Weed Science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.   Dr. McElroy now holds a joint appointment at Auburn University with the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Agriculture.  His primary research areas are on methods for weed management in turfgrass systems, and physiology and molecular biology of herbicide resistant weed species.

Dr. McElroy is an associate editor for the Weed Science Society of America Journal, Weed Technology, and also serves as a reviewer for Weed ScienceAgronomy JournalCrop ScienceHortScience, and HortTechnology. Dr. McElroy teaches two classes, Principles of Weed Science (AGRN 3120) and Applied Weed Science Technology (AGRN 5200/6200).  Dr. McElroy maintains an active international research and teaching presence.  He is currently an elected board member of the European Turfgrass Society and an associate editor for International Turfgrass Society.

Dr. McElroy is married to Dr. Nichole McElroy, DVM.  They have three children, Joseph, William and Trent.   In his spare time, Dr. McElroy is a member of the Auburn Masters Swimming Team, participates in local distance runs and triathlons, and coaches his children in soccer, baseball, and basketball.