Area(s) of Expertise
As the diagnostic entomologist with the NC State University Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, my program focuses on tools and techniques for the identification of arthropods, especially insects. Identification services are vital for addressing client pest management issues, monitoring for invasive and emerging pest taxa, and providing accurate diagnoses and nomenclature for species involved in scientific research. In addition to these services, my program provides training for state extension personnel to recognize a wide variety of arthropods, publishes new records and biological information on local arthropods, and augments the NC State Insect Museum’s specimen holdings through the collection and curation of arthropods, among other activities.
Ph.D., Entomology, NC State University
M.S. , Entomology, NC State University
B.S., Biology, Salisbury University