Wilmer G. Stover (1881-1961) joined the department in 1910 and taught nearly all the plant pathology and mycology courses during his career in Columbus. He received his BS and MS from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. His area of expertise was mycology, with a special interest in fleshy fungi.
During Stover's tenure, he was part of the department's growth in its graduate program. He also worked closely with plant pathologists at the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station in Wooster, where he spent summers doing research, including work on the historic and successful apple scab prediction program.
In 2008, Professor Emeritus Blair Janson, a former faculty member and student of Stover's, established the Blair F. Janson and Wilmer G. Stover Scholarship Fund to establish travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students.