Janet Cole, a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science, is recognized for her work in sustainable nursery production practices. Her research has focused on disease control, drought response of various species, propagation of difficult to root species. She was instrumental in working with faculty from the University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, and Louisiana State University to create the Alliance for Cooperative Course Exchange in the Plant Sciences (ACCEPtS) to share plant science courses among institutions via the internet. Her teaching responsibilities include Nursery Production (HORT 4543) and Arboriculture (HORT 3013). She currently serves as the Head of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.