Daniel A. Potter, ESA Fellow (2008)

Dr. Daniel A. Potter, Bobby C. Pass Professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky (UK), is an international authority on turf and landscape insects. A UK faculty member since 1979 and an ESA member since 1975, he received his B.S. from Cornell (1974) and his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University (1978).

He has published more than 160 refereed papers, mostly as junior author with students, 21 book chapters, two annual reviews, dozens of trade-journal articles, and a widely used textbook on turf entomology. His former graduate students include a winner of the ESA Leadership Award in Applied Entomology, President’s Prize recipients, three winners of ESA’s J.H. Comstock Award, eight active university faculty members, and leaders in regulatory, extension, and industry entomology.

Dan is an associate editor for Environmental Entomology, subject editor for Applied Turfgrass Science, and is active in youth science outreach. He teaches undergraduate horticultural entomology, a graduate course in insect-plant relationships, and is a frequent keynote speaker at scientific and industry conferences throughout the world.

Dr. Potter has received the national ESA Distinguished Achievement Awards in Urban Entomology (1995), Teaching (1999) and Horticultural Entomology (2006), as well as university awards for research, teaching, and service to graduate students, plus several leadership and service awards from the turf and landscape industries.

(updated September, 2008)