James Klett is a professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. His areas of expertise include landscape plant material identification, culture and care, as well as water requirements for herbaceous and woody plants. In addition to his teaching duties, Klett works on plant evaluation for the Rocky Mountain and High Plains area, and has helped coordinate several state and regional programs including Plant Select and Planttalk Colorado.
Klett received his B.S. in landscape horticulture from Ohio State University in 1969. He then studied horticulture at the University of Illinois, earning his M.S. in 1971 and his Ph.D. in 1974.