Frank Zalom, Past President

Frank Zalom is Professor of entomology and extension entomologist at UC Davis where he teaches Arthropod Pest Management and conducts IPM research on fruit and vegetable crops. He received BS and MS degrees in zoology and ecology at Arizona State University, and a PhD from UC Davis. He did a brief Post Doc at UC Berkeley became Assistant Professor at Minnesota. He returned to UC as Extension IPM Coordinator in 1980 at the inception of the Statewide IPM Program, then served as UCIPM's director for 16 years before returning to the Entomology Department in 2002. He was the Department’s Vice Chair from 2005-08.

Frank provides IPM leadership nationally, serving as co-Chair of the APLU National IPM Committee since 1999, IPM representative to the APLU Science and Technology Committee since 2003, and USDA Western Region IPM Competitive Grants Program Manager since 2004. He served on the USAID Board of Directors for the IPM CRSP from 2001-05.

Frank is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences (1990), the ESA (2008), and AAAS (2010). He has received a Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship (1992-93), the ESA Achievement Award in Extension (1992), the ESA Recognition Award (2002), the James H. Meyer Award from UC Davis for teaching, research and service (2004), the Entomological Foundation IPM Team Award (2008) and its Excellence in IPM Award (2010). He was 2011 recipient of the CW Woodworth Award from the Pacific Branch. He served as Pacific Branch President (2001) and Secretary-Treasurer (1983-89), and on numerous branch and national committees. He currently serves as ESA Vice President-Elect. He has authored almost 300 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books, including Food, Crop Pests, and the Environments published by the American Phytopathological Society Press, and has served as Major Professor for 11 PhD students and 5 MS students.