ESA Science Policy Fellows Class of 2016

  • Dr. Jason R. Cryan, deputy director and chief of research and collections for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Dr. Cryan's training is as a systematist.
  • Dr. Michelle A. Duennes, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Duennes studies bumble bee nutritional ecology.
  • Dr. Jennifer R. Gordon, an urban entomologist for SC Johnson and Sons, Inc, in Racine, WI. Dr. Gordon work focuses on insecticide resistance management.
  • Dr. Joe Kaser, a postdoctoral associate at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Kaser's research interests are with invasive species.
  • Dr. Glen Scoles, a research entomologist with the USDA-ARS in Pullman, WA. Dr. Scoles works on diseases transmitted by ticks to livestock.In 2014, ESA formed a program to support and develop scientists as visible and effective advocates for entomology and entomological research.

Selected during the summer of 2016, highlights of service for this class include:

  • 2016 ESA Annual Meeting training workshop
  • May 2017 trip to Washington DC (with the SPF class of 2015). The Fellows met with 20 different Hill offices, participated in a CNSF congressional exhibit, and Gordon briefed staff from the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on recent findings and successful strategies to mitigate the vector through integrated pest management as well as emerging biotechnology.
  • (planned) October 2017 trip to meet with federal agencies and NGOs (with the SPF class of 2015)
  • 2017 ESA Annual Meeting training workshop
  • (planned) May 2018 visit to Washington DC to meet with congressional offices
  • (planned) October 2018 visit to Washington DC to meet with NGOs and federal agencies
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