North Dakota State University
Dr. Mark Boetel received his Ph.D. from South Dakota State University in 1996. He is a professor of entomology at North Dakota State University. Boetel’s research and extension efforts mostly involve integrated pest management in field crops, and he is internationally recognized for his expertise in sugarbeet IPM. He has authorship on 30 refereed publications and book chapters, more than 200 non-refereed publications, and over 200 presentations. He has procured over $3.5 million in grants.
Dr. Boetel is currently in his third year of a three-year term as Secretary-Treasurer of ESA’s North Central Branch. In his 27 years of ESA membership, he has served ESA in the following leadership roles: Section F Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair; Arthropod Management Tests Editorial Board member (2006 Chair); and Plant-Insect Ecosystems Governing Council member. In 2005, he served on the ad hoc strategic planning group for restructuring ESA to its current four-Section format. Mark has also served on the following ESA standing committees: Ethics and Rules (two terms); Common Names (two terms); Program; Student Affairs, and an ad hoc committee on "Attracting Undergraduates to Careers in Entomology." He has also been a judging panelist for several ESA and Entomological Foundation awards. Mark has co-organized two ESA meeting symposia, and he has judged student presentation competitions and/or moderated presentation sessions at most NCB and annual ESA meetings during the past 20 years. His service to the NCB-ESA includes the following: Secretary-Treasurer (current); Program Chair (2011); Audit Committee (2007 Chair); Executive Committee at-large member; Student Awards Committee (2003/2004 Chair); Linnaean Games Committee; Local Arrangements Committee (two NCB meetings); and the NCB-ESA Operations and Standardization Committee (ad hoc).