John D. Oswald

John D. Oswald, Ph.D. received his B.S. in forest management (1982) and M.S. in entomology (1985) from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. in systematic entomology from Cornell University (1991).  

Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, and curator of the Texas A&M University Insect Collection. John teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in insect biodiversity and biology, insect evolution and field entomology. Before accepting his current position in 1995, he held postdoctoral positions at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

John’s research interests include the systematics of the Neuropterida on a global scale, especially the Hemerobiidae and Myrmeleontoidea, and biodiversity informatics, particularly the organization and digital delivery of taxonomic, nomenclatural, and collection-based entomological data.  His recent research has centered on descriptive and revisionary studies of a variety of neuropteran taxa and the development of comprehensive, web-based, resources that serve the global systematic neuropterology community.  

John is a long-time member of ESA and has presented submitted and invited papers at various meetings. He has served as a member and Chair of the Annals of the ESA editorial board, the Systematics Resources Committee, and the ESA Publications Council.

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