I became the Director of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson in 2020. I originally joined the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology Department in 2002. I developed educational programs related to row crops IPM and also performed applied research including the evaluation of insecticide efficacy, GMO technologies, and other IPM tactics. I do not maintain an active Extension or research program in my current administrative role, rather assisting others with their efforts.
B.A., Biology, University of Northern Iowa (1984)
M.S., Entomology, Texas A&M University (1987)
Ph.D., Entomology, Auburn University (1993)
Areas of expertise
Integrated pest management, field crop insects
cotton, corn, soybean, sorghum, wheat, Bt crops, insecticide control
Information for prospective students and postdoctoral researchers
I am always seeking motivated individuals to work in my laboratory. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about research opportunities.
Research Questions in our laboratory
Current lab members