People: College Of Agricultural Sciences

Flor Acevedo

Assistant professor of Entomology (Penn State Behrend)

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, chemotaxis of soil nematodes, and evolution of plant defense strategies.

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

Andrew Deans

Professor of Entomology, Director of the Frost Entomological Museum

Shelby Fleischer

Professor of Entomology

Leland Glenna

Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society

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

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, speciation, and social evolution.

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

Huck Chair in Global Food Security; 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.

Doug Miller

Professor of Ecosystem Science and Managment

Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Edwin Rajotte

Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator

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 nanotechnologies for virus detection and virus disease management.

Rudolf Schilder

Associate Professor of Entomology and Biology
Comparative & ecological physiology of insect and mammalian locomotion.

Michael Skvarla

Extension Educator; Director, Insect Identification Lab

Julie Urban

Associate Research Professor

Douglas Wrenn

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics