Faculty

Flor Acevedo

Assistant professor of Entomology (Penn State Behrend)

Lee Ahern

Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations

Istvan Albert

Research Professor of Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics, large scale biological data analysis, microarrays and sequence analysis. Scientific programming, algorithm development. Database-driven web development.

Reka Albert

Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biology

Biological physics and network modeling.

Jared Ali

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Behavior and chemical ecology of multi-trophic interactions, including plant responses to below-ground herbivory and nematode. Insect community ecology, chemical ecology, and coevolution. Trophic cascades, above- and below-ground interactions,…

Etya Amsalem

Assistant Professor of Entomology

The evolutionary development and the mechanistic basis of social behavior in insects using an integrative approach encompassing chemical, genetic and physiological tools

Dave Biddinger

Research Professor; Tree Fruit Research Entomologist

Ottar Bjornstad

Huck Chair of Epidemiology; Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology; Adjunct Professor in Statistics

Population ecology and population dynamics with particular emphasis on mathematical and computational aspects

Natalie Boyle

Assistant Research Professor; Insect Biodiversity Center Program Coordinator

Tom Butzler

Extension Educator in Clinton Country

Anil Chaudhary

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education

Colleen Connolly-Ahern

Associate Professor of Communicatinos

Shannon Cruz

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences

Andrew Deans

Professor of Entomology, Director of the Frost Entomological Museum

Shelby Fleischer

Professor of Entomology

Chris Forest

Professor of Climate Dynamics

Leland Glenna

Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society

Sarah Goslee

Adjunct Associate Professor of Agronomy, USDA-ARS

Landscape diversity in agricultural areas; Taxonomic and functional diversity and grassland management; Multivariate and spatial analysis for ecological data.

Helen Greatrix

Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geo-statistics

Christina Grozinger

Director of the Center for Pollinator Research; Director of the Insect Biodiversity Center; Publius Vergilius Maro Professor and Huck Scholar of Entomology

Genomics of social behavior and health in bees

Kathy Hill

Assistant Professor of Education

Heather Hines

Associate Professor of Biology and Entomology
Applies genomic, transcriptomic, phylogenomic, and bioinformatic approaches to study the evolution and genetics of diverse traits in bees and wasps. This includes study of mimetic color diversification, plant gall induction, novel morphologies,…

Kelli Hoover

Professor of Entomology

Invasive species of forest insects; plant-insect-entomopathogen interactions; impacts of plants on pathogenesis; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

David Hughes

Associate Professor of Entomology and Biology

Parasite manipulation of host behavior

Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Assistant Professor of Entomology

How environmental change and human management shape bee health and long-term persistence of their populations in agricultural areas.

Michael Mann

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science

Doug Miller

Professor of Ecosystem Science and Managment

David Miller

Associate Professor of Wildlife Population Ecology

Population ecology, quantitative ecology, avian and amphibian ecology, conservation decision analysis, life-history evolution.

Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

A. Robert Noll Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Edwin Rajotte

Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator

Anthony Robinson

Associate Professor of Geography

Cristina Rosa

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Plant Virology, interaction of plant viruses with their insects as vectors and with their plant hosts. Virus evolution, exploration of plant viromes, viral co-infections, effect of climate change on viral resistant breaking strains. Use of…

Rudolf Schilder

Associate Professor of Entomology and Biology

Comparative & ecological physiology of insect and mammalian locomotion.

Katriona Shea

Professor of Biology; Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences

The use of ecological theory in population management.

Michael Skvarla

Extension Educator; Director, Insect Identification Lab

Rachel Smith

Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

Quantitative social scientist whose interests lie broadly in social influence and social systems, specializing on power, networks, and stigma. Design and evaluation of effective health campaigns. Infectious diseases and genomics.

Julie Urban

Associate Research Professor

Julio Urbina

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Douglas Wrenn

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Amulya Yadav

Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good, focused on developing theoretically grounded approaches that can positively impact real-world problems, particularly in the fields of public health and wildlife protection.

Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education