Nancy C. Hinkle, Southeastern Branch Representative

Nancy C. Hinkle received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Auburn University (Alabama) and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

As a professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Hinkle’s appointment is primarily in cooperative extension.  She teaches sections of the Medical Entomology class and the ectoparasites portion of the Parasitology class at the School of Veterinary Medicine.  Previously (1992-2001), she was a faculty member of the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside.

Hinkle is a veterinary entomologist, working on ectoparasites and arthropod pests of livestock, poultry, and companion animals.  She has conducted research on fleas, ticks, lice, mites, beetles, mosquitoes, flies, and other animal pests.  Because some people think they are infested with bird mites, Hinkle works extensively with individuals suffering from Ekbom Syndrome.

In 2001, Hinkle was awarded the ESA’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension.  She received the Robert T. Gast Award for best doctoral paper presentation from the Southeastern Branch of the ESA in 1992 and the John T. Creighton Award for Excellence in Urban Entomology.  In 1991 she received both the ESA’s President's Prize and the John Henry Comstock Award.

As a student, Hinkle competed on two national championship Linnaean Games teams and coached the University of California, Riverside team to a national championship in 1998.  She has coached the UGA Linnaean Team since 2007.

She has produced dozens of scientific papers, over 100 extension publications, and 21 book chapters. She has presented more than 300 extension talks as well as over 240 talks at professional society meetings.

Hinkle has been active in ESA membership since joining in 1980, with service on the Selection Committee for the President's Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Primary or Secondary Teaching Using Insects as Educational Material (Chair), the Pacific Branch ESA Linnaean Games Committee (Chair), the ESA Education Committee, ESA’s Section D Nominating Committee, the Founders' Memorial Award and Lecturer Selection Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and as Chair of Section D (Medical and Veterinary Entomology).  She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (Chair) and represents the Southeastern Branch on the ESA Governing Board.

She has organized and moderated ESA symposia and formal conferences, and has judged student paper and poster presentations.

Hinkle is a member of the Georgia Entomological Society, the Society for Vector Ecology (former President), and Sigma Xi (having served as chapter treasurer and secretary).  She organized and hosted the 1997 International Symposium on Ectoparasites of Pets in Riverside, California, and was co-organizer with Brad Mullens of the 41st Livestock Insect Workers Conference in San Diego.