- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis, California.
- A.A., San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California.
- Graduate Education
- Ph. D. Entomology University of California, Riverside, California.
- Master's degree in Applied Statistics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- Master of Science Entomology. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Group picture in 2018
Group picture in 2015
- Improve pest management practices by assessing plant response to pest and beneficial insects in new management systems and under changing environmental conditions.
- Develop pest management decision support for cropping systems by linking harvest damage with in-season insect and plant monitoring activities.
- Contribute to area-wide insect management by evaluating plant stress and cropping system effects on pest risk.
- Transfer technologies working with pest management professionals.
Main program areas, publications, and student interests
Sorghum Insect Pests http://ccag.tamu.edu/sorghum-insect-pests/
Cotton Insect Pests http://ccag.tamu.edu/cotton-insect-pests/
Corn Insect Pests http://ccag.tamu.edu/corn-insect-pests/
Other Crops, Concepts, and IPM http://ccag.tamu.edu/other-crops-concepts-and-ipm
The field crops entomology lab group includes graduate research assistants (currently 5 Ph.D. in 2018). Seasonally, undergraduate students from local colleges and universities take internships in the lab (currently 5 students in 2018). These students are supported from a combination of scholarships and fellowships, state and federal research grants, and private sector contracts.