Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Current Faculty

Troy Anderson

Dr. Troy Anderson

Associate Professor

Integrative Physiology, Biochemistry & Toxicology
109D ENTO Hall
Department of Entomology
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Erin Bauer

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

Graduate Lecturer

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
Jeff Bradshaw, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeff Bradshaw

Professor & Extension Specialist

Applied Ecology, Host-Plant Resistance, Biological Control
Panhandle Research, Extension & Education Center (PHREEC)
4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Gary Brewer

Dr. Gary Brewer

Professor

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

Dr. Doug Golick

Associate Professor

Science Education, Human Dimensions of Beneficial Insect Systems
216 ENTO Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Gary Hein

Dr. Gary Hein

Director - Doctor of Plant Health Professional Program; Professor of Entomology

279D Plant Sciences Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0933
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. Tom Hunt

Dr. Tom Hunt

Professor; Research & Extension Entomologist

Insect Pest Management; Ecology and Management of Arthropods
Haskell Agricultural Laboratory
57905 866 Road
Concord, NE
68728
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. 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

Assistant 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. Lance Meinke

Dr. Lance J. Meinke

Professor

Insect Ecology & Behavior, Integrated Pest Management, Resistance Management Chrysomelid Taxonomy
Department of Entomology
109B Entomology Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Julie Peterson

Dr. Julie Peterson

Associate 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. Brett Ratcliffe

Dr. Brett C. Ratcliffe

Professor

Systematics of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera)
University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
W-436 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0514
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 Velez

Dr. Ana Maria Vélez

Assistant 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. Bob Wright

Dr. Bob Wright

Professor

Field Crops Entomology Research & Extension
UNL Department of Entomology
213 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Dr. Judy Wu-Smart

Dr. Judy Wu-Smart

Extension & Research Entomologist

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

Staff

Courtney Brummel

Courtney Brummel

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/Grants Coordinator

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

Shelby Kittle

Research Technician

Bee Lab, Pollinators
UNL Entomology Hall
2 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

Office Associate & Graduate Secretary

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

Joshua Villazana

Research Technician II

Plant-Insect Interactions
Entomology Department
ENTO Hall 12BA
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

Kait Chapman

Kaitlin Chapman

Extension Educator

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

Jeff Cluever

Ph.D. graduate research assistant

Integrated Pest Managment
Panhandle Research, Extension & Education Center
4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-4939
Mikaelison da Silva Lima

Mikaelison da Silva Lima

UNL Entomology Department
208 Entomology Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Molly Darlington

Molly Darlington

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

Insect Toxicology
208 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Araceli Gomez Villegas

Araceli Gomez Villegas

UNL Entomology Dept.
220 ENTO
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Matthew Greiner

Matthew Greiner

220 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Pragya Gupta

Pragya Gupta

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

Ravneet Kaur

Molecular Biology, Ecology, Plant insect Interaction
220 ENTO
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Shianne Lindsay

Shianne Lindsay

Graduate Student

Entomology
UNL Entomology Dept.
303A ENTO 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
Heena Puri

Heena Puri

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

UNL Entomology Department
208 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
Eric Schwan Resende

Eric Schwan

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant

Crop Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Entomology Department
220 ENTO Hall
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
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
Rogan Tokach

Rogan Tokach

UNL Entomology Department
ENTO 220
1700 East Campus Mall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Natasha Umezu

Natasha Hiromi Umezu

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