Faculty Profile

Jennifer Noseworthy

Associate Professor

Natural Sciences

Ph.D.; MS

Dr. Jennifer Noseworthy is an Associate Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University in the Division of Natural Sciences, teaching biology, specializing in plant biology. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Gordon College in 2002, a master's degree in horticultural science from University of Florida in 2005 and a doctorate in plant biology from the University of New Hampshire in 2012. Following graduate school, she served as a member of the biology faculty at Gordon College for five years before joining Indiana Wesleyan University in 2018.

Dr. Jennifer Noseworthy's primary research interests include improving nutritional content in vegetables and its impact on human nutrition. She conducted a comprehensive study of carotenoid profiles of winter squash (Cucurbita spp.) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) aimed at improving varieties of squash and sweet potato by selecting for higher carotenoid content. She is currently focusing on the accumulation of lycopene in tomato grown under greenhouse conditions using light-emitting diode supplemental lighting. Her other interests include organic and sustainable food production, greenhouse plant propagation, and tissue culture.

Philosophy in Plant Biology

University of New Hampshire at Durham, 2012

Dissertation: Eating quality and variability in carotenoid content in winter squash and sweet potato

Horticulture Science

University of Florida at Gainsville, 2005

Thesis: A rapid, simple, inexpensive and reproducible endo-β-mannanase assay test for determining optimal hydrothermal timing of commercial seed priming of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) seed


Gordon College, 2002

Senior Project: Antibacterial activity of isolated compounds extracted from Moringa oleifera seeds


Ott 480-H