Dr. John Foster (Emeritus)

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Dr. John E. Foster
Emeritus Research & Extension Entomologist
Office: 211 Entomology Hall
Mailing Address:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Entomology
103 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE
Phone: (402) 472-8686
FAX: (402) 472-4687

  1. B.A. in Biology, Central Methodist College, 1964
  2. M.S. in Entomology, University of Missouri, 1966
  3. Ph.D. in Entomology, Purdue University, 1971


Published over 150 refereed journal articles and research bulletins, 4 book chapters and 30 extension bulletins and other publications dealing with insect and plant genetics, crop protection and sustainable agriculture. Released 9 germplasm lines, 8 cultivars and published on 9 crops.

Notable Distinctions:

  1. Outstanding Scientist Award, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 1998.
  2. Crops and Soils Award of Merit, Indiana Crop Improvement Association 1988.
  3. Who's Who in Technology, 6th Edition.
  4. Who's Who in Frontiers of Science, 1st Edition.
  5. Who's Who in the Midwest, 18th Edition.
  6. Who's Who in American Men and Women, 13th Edition.

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Congratulations to all of our student winners at the ESA National Meeting - Andrea Rilaković, 1st Place Undergrad Virtual Poster, Sajjan Grover, 2nd Place Grad Infographic, Jeffrey Cluever, 2nd Place Grad Infographic, Earl Agpawa, 2nd Place Undergrad Poster, Timothy Dang, 2nd Place Grad Poster, Annie Krueger, 1st Place Grad Poster and 1st Place 3-Minute Competition, Jordy Reinders, 1st Place Oral paper, Gabriela Carmona, 2nd Place Oral paper, Molly Darlington, 1st Place Oral paper, and Kelly Willemssens (SNR student), 2nd Place 3-Minute Competition. The group came in second in the number of awards won by one department.
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives the Early Career Innovation award from the Entomological Society of America
  • Congratulations to Dr. Troy Anderson on being elected Vice President Elect for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section of the Entomological Society of America!
  • Scott O’Neal (NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow with Troy Anderson) was recognized as the 2019 New Investigator of the Year by the American Chemical Society AGRO Division. Congratulations, Scott!
  • Dr. Kyle Koch named new insect diagnostician
  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!