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Department of Entomology Faculty

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Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss
Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
103I Agricultural Hall
Lincoln, NE
Phone: (402) 472-2797


45% Teaching, 5% Research, 50% Administration


  1. B.S. in Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1995
  2. M.S. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997
  3. Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000


Professional Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Plant resistance to insects, with emphasis on identification of insect-resistant germplasm and characterization of the morphological, physiological, and biochemical mechanisms conferring this resistance
  • Functional genomics, identification of target genes conferring plant resistance
  • Stress biology, plant defense responses to phloem-feeding insects
  • Turfgrass insect pest management

  • Provide leadership for the Insect Science degree program.
  • Provide leadership for the NU-Teach program of Excellence Initiative.
  • Serve on Advisory Commitee for the following B.S. degree programs: PGMP, Forensic Science, Plant Protection Sciences, and Applied Science.

Courses Taught:
  • Insect Biology - Undergraduate
  • Insect Biology - Concurrent credit program to high school students
  • Insect Identification - Undergraduate
  • Management of Horticultural Crop Insects - Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Insects as Educational Tools for the Classroom - Graduate
  • Current Issues in Entomology - Senior Capstone Course
  • Degree Project - Graduate
  • Various undergraduate seminar courses

Refereed Journal Articles (Research)36
Refereed Journal Articles (Teaching) 1
Other Teaching Publications and Websites 8
Book Chapter 1
GENBank Submissions20




Awards and Honors
  • Selected for Superior Academic Advising, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) Week, 2009
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award, 2010
  • North Central Branch Entomological Society of America Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, 2008
  • Distinguished Teaching Award in Teaching, National Entomological Society, 2008
  • Regional Award winner, United States Dept. of Agriculture Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006
  • Nominated for Superior Advising, CASNR, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • ADEC Educational Program Award, M.S. Distance Program, 2002
  • Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Hollings Family Award, 2003
  • Kappa Delta Educator of the Month, UNL, 2003
  • National ADEC Award for Excellence in Distance Education, Honorable Mention, 2003
  • Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Outstanding Professor at the University of Nebraska, Kappa Alpha Theta, 2004
  • Omtvedt Innovation Award, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), UNL, 2004
  • Fellow, Center for Great Plains Studies, 2005