Dr. Paula Shrewsbury received her B.S. in Plant Science from the University of Rhode Island, her M.S. in Entomology from the University of California, Riverside, and her Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Maryland. Paula is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology at the University of Maryland. She has conducted applied research and extension education programs towards furthering the development and adoption of Integrated Pest Management for pests of ornamental plants and turfgrass for over 20 years. Paula’s program has focused on the development of ecologically based measures to reduce and prevent pest insect outbreaks, particularly in the area of biological control, to create sustainable managed ecosystems.
Paula has served in various capacities for both the National and Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. She is an Associate Editor for Environmental Entomology, is currently an ESA Editorial Board Representative to the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, has served on awards committees, and regularly reviews for the ESA journals. For the Eastern Branch, Paula has served on the Program and Nomination Committees, and as a Judge for student competitions and the Linnaean Games. Paula and her graduate students regularly present at ESA National and Eastern Branch meetings. Paula is the most recent past President of the Eastern Branch ESA.