Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Current Faculty

Dr. Troy Anderson

Dr. Troy Anderson

Professor

Insect Physiology
109D Entomology Hall
Department of Entomology
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Erin Bauer

Erin Bauer, M.S., M.L.I.S.

Graduate Lecturer, Ph.D. student

Online Education
103 Entomology Hall
UNL Department of Entomology
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Georgina Bingham

Dr. Georgina Bingham

Research Associate Professor

Leading the Stored Product Pest Laboratory
209 ENTO
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Jeff Bradshaw

Dr. Jeff Bradshaw

Professor & Director of the Doctor of Plant Health Professional Program

Applied Ecology, Host-Plant Resistance, Biological Control
279D PLSH
Lincoln, NE 68583-0915
Gary Brewer

Dr. Gary Brewer

Professor

Pest and Pollinator Interaction, Livestock Entomology
109C Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Doug Golick

Dr. Doug Golick

Professor

Science Education, Human Dimensions of Beneficial Insect Systems
216 ENTO Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss

Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss

Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Science Education
103I Agricultural Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0702
Dr. Kyle G. Koch

Dr. Kyle G. Koch

Assistant Extension Educator

Insect Identification, Insect Training and Diagnostics, Arthropod Species, Citizen Science
12BB Entomology Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Dr. Pin-Chu Lai

Assistant Professor

Applied Ecology, Integrated Pest Management
Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center (PHREEC)
4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-4939
Dr. Joe Louis

Dr. Joe Louis

Harold W. Eberhard Professor of Agricultural Entomology

Molecular Plant-Insect Interactions
ENTO 212
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien

Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien

Assistant Professor

Insect Biology
109E ENTO Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Justin McMechan

Dr. Justin McMechan

Associate Professor

Crop Protection and Cropping Systems
105B Entomology
University of Nebraska-LIncoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
and
Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center (ENREEC)
Ithaca, NE
Dr. Shaonpius Mondal

Dr. Shaonpius Mondal

Assistant Professor of Entomology

Arthropod Vector of Plant Pathogens
211 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Julie Peterson

Dr. Julie Peterson

Professor

Insect Ecology, Field Crops Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control
West Central Research, Extension and Education Center (WCREEC)
402 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101
Dr. Lise Pingault

Dr. Lise Pingault

Senior Research Associate

Molecular Plant-Insect Interactions
312F Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Leslie Rault

Dr. Leslie Rault

Research Assistant Professor

Arthropod Vector Physiology
312F Entomology
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
John Ruberson

Dr. John Ruberson

Professor and Department Head

Biological Control, Integrated Pest Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology
103A Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Dr. Autumn H. Smart

Research Assistant Professor

Insect Ecology, Plant-Pollinator interactions, Pollinator Health
University of Nebraska
Department of Entomology
215 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE
68583-0816
Dr. Ana Maria Velez

Dr. Ana Maria Vélez

Associate Professor

Insect Toxicology
UNL Department of Entomology
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Tom Weissling

Dr. Tom Weissling

Associate Professor

Academic Programs, Insect Ecology, Pollinator Health, Conservation
UNL Department of Entomology
1700 East Campus Mall, ENTO 103
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Susan Weller

Dr. Susan Weller

Professor

Director, University of Nebraska State Museum
Morrill Hall
645 N. 14th St.
Lincoln, NE 68588-0338
Dr. Judy Wu-Smart

Dr. Judy Wu-Smart

Extension & Research Entomologist

Extension and Research
Department of Entomology
105A Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Adjunct / Courtesy

Adjunct / Courtesy


The Entomology Department is pleased to collaborate with the Adjunct and Courtesy faculty members listed on this page.

Courtesy Faculty Members: Courtesy appointments are for individuals holding non-temporary employment elsewhere on campus, and are made to facilitate useful and productive relationships among individuals in different University units. Courtesy appointments are non-tenure-track and do not include compensation or benefits.

Adjunct Faculty Members: Adjunct appointments are unpaid appointments that permit the establishment of a fruitful relationship between the individual appointed and the appointing academic unit. Adjunct appointees are non-tenure-track and are not eligible for NUFlex or retirement benefits.

More information about faculty titles may be found at the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor's website

Staff

Courtney Brummel

Courtney Brummel

Project Coordinator

Bees and Pollinator Health; Communications
Entomology Hall
105 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Sheldon Brummel

Sheldon Brummel

Research Project Coordinator

Bee Lab, Great Plains Master Beekeeping project
UNL Entomology Hall
2 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Marissa Kemp

Marissa Kemp

Finance Coordinator

IANR Business Group 3
103 ENTO Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Shelby Kittle

Shelby Kittle

Research Technician II; MS Graduate Student

Beneficial Insects; Pollinators
UNL Entomology Hall
220 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Eliott Knoell

Elliot Knoell

Research Project Coordinator

Crop Protection and Cropping Systems
UNL Entomology Department
12E ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Nikki Luhr

Nicole Luhr

Research Technologist I

Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Ecology of Insects
University of Nebraska Haskell Ag. Lab
57905 866 Rd.
Concord, NE 68728-2828
Luke Norris

Luke Norris

Rsch Technician II

Bee Lab
UNL Department of Entomology
2 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Kathy Schindler

Kathy Schindler

Graduate Coordinator & Receptionist

103 ENTO
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Daisy Warnick

Daisy Warnick

Research Technician

Pollinators, Insect Ecology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1700 East Campus Mall
2 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Marilyn Weidner & Gracie

Marilyn Weidner

Office Associate

UNL Dept. of Entomology
103 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Graduate Students

Sofiya Arora

Sofiya Arora

MS Graduate Student

Plant virus-vector interactions, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology
UNL Entomology Department
208 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0816
Erin Bauer

Erin Bauer, M.S., M.L.I.S.

Graduate Lecturer, Ph.D. student

Online Education
103 Entomology Hall
UNL Department of Entomology
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Kait Chapman

Kaitlin Chapman

Extension Educator; Ph.D. Student

Urban Entomology
Lancaster County Extension
444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 685258-1591

Ariel Dawdy

MS Graduate Student

UNL Entomology Department
220 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Nikhitha Gangavarapu

Nikhitha Gangavarapu

Ph.D. Graduate Student

Plant virus-vector interactions, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology
UNL Entomology Department
208 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Bridget Gross

Bridget Gross

Ph.D. Graduate Student

Entomology, Environmental Studies, beekeeping
102b South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege St.
Lincoln, NE 68583-0961
Pragya Gupta

Pragya Gupta

MS Graduate Student

Biotechnology, Integrated Pest Management
Entomology Department
208 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Heather Hernandez

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

220 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Jae Horn

Jae Horn

MS Graduate Student

Pollinators & bees
UNL Entomology Hall
220 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Edith Ikuze

MS Graduate Student

Plant-Insect Interactions, Biotechnology
208 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Natalie Johnston

MS Graduate Student

Integrated Pest Management, Toxicology, Beneficial Insect Protection
UNL Dept. of Entomology
1700 East Campus Mall
220 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Esha Kaler

Esha Kaler

MS graduate student

220 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Shelby Kittle

Shelby Kittle

Research Technician II; MS Graduate Student

Beneficial Insects; Pollinators
UNL Entomology Hall
220 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
April LeBaron

April LeBaron

MS Graduate Student

Beneficial Insects
UNL Entomology Department
208 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Xi Xian Ng

Xi Xian Ng

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

220 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Andrea Rilakovíc

Andrea Rilakovíc

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

West Central Research, Extension & Education Center
402 W State Farm Rd
North Platte, NE 69101
Sanket Shinde

Sanket Shinde

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

Plant-Insect Interactions
UNL Entomology Dept.
208 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Hannah Stowe

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

Natural Enemy Ecology, Integrated Pest Management
UNL Entomology Department
208 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Natasha Umezu

Natasha Hiromi Umezu

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

UNL Entomology Department
208 ENTO
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Kashish Verma

Kashish Verma

MS Graduate Student

Plant-Insect Interactions
208 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Christopher Whalen

Christopher Whalen

Ph.D. Graduate Student

Integrated Apiary Management Technology
UNL Entomology Department
208 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816