Andrew Short Appointed to Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America

Annapolis, MD; May 13, 2020—Andrew Short, Ph.D., associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator of entomology at the University of Kansas, has been appointed to represent the Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) Section on the Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).

Dr. Short will begin his term immediately, succeeding Jessica Ware, Ph.D., who was recently elected ESA Vice President-Elect. He will then serve the remainder of Dr. Ware’s original term on the board, which ends in November 2020.

Dr. Short earned a B.S. from the University of Delaware (2002) and a Ph.D. from Cornell University (2007) before arriving at Kansas in 2008. His 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. He 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 he 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 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Nominations are now open for ESA’s summer Society elections, including leadership roles at the Branch, Section, and national level. Nominations are due by June 1 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time U.S. To learn more or submit a nomination, visit ESA’s Elections and Nominations page.

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