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Director of Environmental Sciences

Associate Professor of Entomology


Education

  • BS  - 1995- Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • MS - 1998- Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba  
  • PhD - 2002- Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Courses Taught

  • General Entomology (Undergraduate)
  • Insect Taxonomy (Graduate)
  • Economic Entomology (Undergraduate)
  • Aquatic Entomology (Graduate)
  • Medical and Veterinary Entomology (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Invertebrate Zoology (Undergraduate)
  • Forensic Entomology (Undergraduate/Graduate) 

Research Interests

Veterinary Entomology

Major research interests are with flies of veterinary importance, especially house flies (M. domestica), stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans), face flies (Musca autumnalis), and horn flies (Haematobia irritans). Currently investigating: 1) the use of parasitoid wasps to control house flies and stable flies in dairy operations in Arkansas, North Carolina and Mississippi; 2) the impact of poultry litter fertilizers on ground-dwelling arthropods; 3) oviposition behavior of Muscidifurax zaraptor, a parasitoid of filth flies; and 4) the biodiversity of dung beetles in Arkansas.