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Jane Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora)

Jane Mt. Pleasant

Graduate Professor

15G Plant Science
(607) 255-4670

Dr. Mt. Pleasant's research focuses on Indigenous cropping systems, plants, and human well-being. She lectures frequently on Indigenous agriculture and its links to contemporary agricultural sustainability, and is considered a national expert in Iroquois agriculture. Dr. Mt. Pleasant has been exploring Iroquois agriculture from a multi-disciplinary perspective that includes history, archaeology, paleobotany, and cultural /social anthropology in order to provide a critically needed bridge between scholars in the humanities and social sciences who work in Iroquois Studies.


  • Doctorate, North Carolina State University, 1987
  • Master of Science, Cornell University, 1982
  • BA/BS, Cornell University, 1980