Shanon Trueman

  • Associate or adjunct professor of biology, botany, and microbiology (past and present) at New England schools including Quinnipiac University, Goodwin College, and Springfield Technical Community College, among others
  • Plant research analyst for Nerac and Earthgro for over 15 years
  • A published writer whose work has appeared in a number of scientific journals including for the University of Massachusettes, Amherst


Shanon Trueman is a former writer for ThoughtCo who developed multiple articles covering topics of biology and botany over the course of five months. Her passion for botany started in high school science class, and she pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Connecticut before completing her Masters of Science degree in Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

After college, Trueman went on to be the director of research quality assurance for Earthgro and an analyst for Nerac for over 14 years before she started teaching. Throughout her professional career, Sharon has been published in multiple scientific journals but has largely remained an associate or adjunct professor at a number of New England colleges and Universities including Goodwin College, Manchester Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, and Quinnipiac University.


Trueman earned a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from the University of Connecticut in 1990. She then wrote a thesis on fungal diseases of basil plants for her Master of Science in Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was also the Teaching Assistant for two department courses.

Awards and Publications

  • Adjunct Professor of microbiology at Quinnipiac University
  • "The Effect of Fungal Disease on Basil Plants" for UMass Amherst

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