Dr. Joel R. Coats has been on the faculty of the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University for 29 years. He served a five-year term as Department Chair and is currently Interim Chair of that department. His scientific publication record includes seven books, 31 book chapters, six review articles, and 117 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Harry K. Kaya has been with the Department of Nematology and Department of Entomology at the University of California, Davis since 1976. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to insect pathology and insect nematology, which include more than 220 refereed publications and book chapters. He is one of the founding editors of the journal Biological Control, and is currently Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Kaya has received a number of awards from ESA, the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, and the Society of Nematologists.
Dr. Richard E. Lee, Jr. is currently Distinguished Professor of Zoology at the Miami University in Ohio. Lee has published more than 195 refereed journal articles, reviews and book chapters. He is senior editor of two books and received a patent for the use of ice nucleating microorganisms for biological control. His honors include several teaching awards, the Benjamin Harrison Medallion from Miami University, and election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. J. E. McPherson began his teaching career in the Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1969, attaining the rank of professor in 1979, and he is internationally recognized for his research of the Hemiptera-Heteroptera. McPherson has served ESA as a member of the Governing Board (1994-1996, 2001-2003), President (2002), and Editor of American Entomologist (1993-2001). He was elected an Honorary Member of the Soc
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