ESA 2013 Election Nominations-P-IE Editorial Board of Journal of IPM

Scott H. Hutchins

David L. Kerns

Paula Shrewsbury

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Scott H. Hutchins
Global Director, Crop Protection R&D, Dow AgroSciences
 

Scott Hutchins presently is Global Director for Crop Protection R&D within the R&D Function of Dow AgroSciences.  The role includes all aspects of field research and development and in total includes over 350 scientists and associates located throughout all regions of the globe. Hutchins holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in entomology and is an Adjunct Professor of Entomology at the University of Nebraska and Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). His research emphasis has been bioeconomics and IPM decision-making, from which he has authored over 100 articles, reviews, or scientific presentations on these and related topics.

Committed to the ESA and IPM, I seek this position as a means to continue to support both simultaneously and also to continue to learn and grow professionally.  In brief, I am looking for additional ways to serve the serve the society and this topic and journal is one area for which I am particularly passionate.

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David L. Kerns
Associate Professor of Entomology, Louisiana State University AgCenter
 

David Kerns is a Research/Extension Entomologist at the LSU AgCenter – Macon Ridge Station in Winnsboro, LA.  He received his BS in entomology from Texas A&M University in 1985, his MS in entomology from Oklahoma State University in 1987 and his PhD in entomology from Auburn University in 1992.  Although, David has spent a brief portion of his professional career as a private agricultural consultant and working in the agrichemical industry, the majority of his tenure has been with land grant universities.  From 1994-2007, David was employed by the University of Arizona as an IPM Specialist where he worked on developing IPM programs primarily in citrus and vegetables.  In 2007, David took a position with the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock, TX where he served until 2012 as the Cotton Extension Entomologist. Recently, David took a position (90% research, 10% extension) with the LSU AgCenter at the Macon Ridge Research Station where he conducts field and laboratory research concerning insect pest management primarily in cotton, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum, and has statewide responsibilities in cotton.  Much of his research includes insecticide efficacy, monitoring insecticide resistance, insect outbreaks, developing action thresholds and the development of insect resistant transgenic crops. David maintains an 80% affiliation with the LSY AgCenter and a 20% affiliation with the LSU Department of Entomology.  David served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Arthropod Management Tests, 2004-2007 and is currently the President of the Southwestern Society of Entomologist.

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Paula Shrewsbury
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Ornamental and Turf IPM, University of Maryland

Dr. Paula Shrewsbury received her B.S. in Plant Science from the University of Rhode Island, a M.S. in Entomology from the University of California, Riverside, and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Maryland.  Paula is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology at the University of Maryland.  She has conducted applied research and extension education programs towards furthering the development and adoption of Integrated Pest Management for pests of ornamental plants and turfgrass for over 20 years. Within the context of IPM Paula has focused on the development of ecologically based measures to reduce and prevent pest insect outbreaks, particularly in the area of biological control, to create sustainable managed ecosystems.  Paula’s current research focus is on methods to restore plant and insect community dynamics as they relate to ecosystem services such as biological control in managed environments, including the role of native and non-native plants, and indigenous and exotic natural enemies towards reducing detrimental impacts of invasive species. Paula’s extensive experience in research, extension, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the field of IPM will allow her to contribute as an ESA Editorial Board Representative to the Journal of IPM.  She is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the profession via this position in the area of IPM.