- Extension Program Specialist
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Community Health, 1994. Texas Woman’s University
- A.A., Business, 1984. Northern Oklahoma College
- Graduate Education
- Master of Public Affairs. 2006. University of Texas at Dallas
Areas of Expertise
- Food Safety
- Integrated Pest Management
Janet Hurley coordinates school IPM coordinator training for public schools in TX and oversees the statewide effort to educate schools about their Integrated Pest Management programs. Hurley is also known for her work on the National School IPM Workgroup, which helps coordinate efforts amongst states to offer quality training and education to those interested in IPM. Hurley has also been a long-standing committee member of the International IPM Symposium and has been cochairman of the Awards Committee for the IPM Symposium.
Along with Dr. Mike Merchant, Hurley helps coordinate the training efforts at the IPM Experience House located at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center. Primary focus for Extension is understanding the laws and rules that impact schools and pest control businesses. Secondary focus is on vertebrate pests (rodents, bats, wildlife) as well as most structural pests of concern.
Ms. Hurley’s background in public health and administration. Her position with AgriLife Extension has been assisting school districts with their IPM programs. Rodent management has been an ongoing focus for Hurley.