Phillip Mulder is Professor and Department Head of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Phil has mentored several graduate students and teaches Horticultural Insects. Mulder has made more than 2,300 Extension and research presentations, and has authored or co-authored over 150 refereed publications, invited book chapters, proceedings, and extension publications. Mulder has been recognized nationally for work on pecan weevil Circle traps and screen traps for plum curculio in fruit trees.
Dr. Mulder received his B.S. in science education from Ferris State College (1978), and his M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1984) degrees in Entomology from Iowa State University. In 1985, Phil joined OSU as Area Extension Entomologist. In 1995, Phil transferred to the OSU campus and assumed statewide extension responsibilities. In 2009, he became Department Head of Entomology and Plant Pathology at OSU. His activity within the Entomological Society of America (ESA) includes service as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Southwestern Branch (SWB), Co-Chair of the Program Committee for ESA, Chair and Games master for the Linnaean Games, Governing Board Representative for Section E and Treasurer for ESA. He currently serves on the ESA Governing Board as Vice-President Elect, scheduled to serve as President in 2015. He also serves on the Board of Counselors and the Development Committee for the Entomological Foundation.
Phil has received several awards from state and national associations. In 2004, Dr. Mulder received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension from the SWB-ESA, and was later recognized by ESA with the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension.