(Ph.D. Botany/Mycology 1961)
After completing his doctoral dissertation in August 1960, Richard Hanlin, professor emeritus, accepted a position as mycologist in the Department of Plant Pathology of the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, a unit of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture. Hanlin conducted research on plant pathogenic ascomycetes. In 1967, he moved to the main campus in Athens and added teaching and mentoring graduate students to his research duties. Later in his career, he developed collaborative research projects in Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and other countries. Hanlin retired in June 2001 after 41 years' service. Since that time he has continued to work as a volunteer in the Mycological Herbarium of the Georgia Museum of Natural History and he regularly attends the Mycological Society of America meetings.