Andrew Short, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and curator of entomology at the University of Kansas. He earned a B.S. from the University of Delaware (2002) and a Ph.D. from Cornell University (2007) before arriving at Kansas in 2008. Dr. Short’s research program focuses broadly on the diversity and evolution of aquatic insects and the biodiversity of South America. He combines phylogenomic and morphological data with extensive tropical fieldwork to examine how insects evolve between aquatic and terrestrial habitats and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. He also teaches courses in introductory entomology and tropical field biology.
Short was the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in 2015 and was named as a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil by the U.S. Department of State in 2017. A member of ESA since 1994, Dr. Short has served the society in a variety of roles, including as president of the SysEB Section (2018) and is currently a member-at-large of the ESA Publications Council. He also serves on the board of directors of the Natural Science Collections Alliance and is a research collaborator at the US National Museum of Natural History.