Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien

Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien
Assistant Professor
Insect Biology
402-472-4687 (Fax)

Faculty Profile


  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2006
  • M.S. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
  • Certificate of Mixed Methods Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
  • Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016

Professional Responsibilities and Activities

  • Coordination of the Insect Science undergraduate program
  • Provide instruction for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Develop citizen science, informal science and other extension programming to support Nebraska One Health and the Entomology Department’s Science Literacy Mission
  • Participate in the Beneficial Insects issue team
  • Provide practical extension and outreach training for undergraduate students


Teaching Summary

  • ENTO 115: Insect Biology
  • SCIL 101: Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World


103 ENTO Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816


70% Teaching, 30% Extension

Professional Society Memberships

  • Entomology Society of America (ESA)