Announcements and Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; May 19, 2020—This summer, the Entomological Society of America will transition its online member community to a platform that better aligns with the needs of Society membership. To connect and collaborate with colleagues, ESA members are encouraged to visit the refreshed and redesigned ESA Networks site. In August, the ESA Community online discussion and collaboration site will be shut down. ...

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). ...

Annapolis, MD; May 7, 2020—Jessica Ware, Ph.D., assistant curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) as the organization's Vice President-Elect. ...

Annapolis, MD; March 17, 2020—The Entomological Society of America has announced a call for nominations for the role of vice president-elect of the Society. Nominations are due April 1, 2020. ...

Annapolis, MD; March 16, 2020—Amid the coronavirus crisis now unfolding around the world, some members of the public have posed questions directly to entomologists or via social media about whether mosquitoes can transmit the virus. In short: There is currently no scientific reason to believe mosquitoes can transmit the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). ...

Annapolis, MD; March 13, 2020—Timothy Schowalter, Ph.D., vice president of the Entomological Society of America, has announced his resignation as an officer and Governing Board member of the Society. ...

Annapolis, MD; January 21, 2020—This month, the Entomological Society of America welcomed Erin Cadwalader, Ph.D., to its team as the organization’s new director of strategic initiatives. Cadwalader succeeds Chris Stelzig, CAE, who was promoted to executive director of ESA in December 2019. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 24, 2019—Christopher J. Stelzig, CAE, has been selected to be the next executive director of the Entomological Society of America. Stelzig, currently ESA director of strategic initiatives, will begin the new role December 1. The ESA Governing Board last week elected to promote Stelzig, adding to his accomplished tenure with ESA that began in 2000. He will replace outgoing executive director C. David Gammel, FASAE, CAE, who announced this month that he will resign from his position November 30. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 9, 2019—Michelle S. Smith, leader of the North America Region Integrated Field Science team in Corteva Agriscience Research and Development, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. ESA members have also elected four other members to begin or continue positions on the ESA Governing Board: Dr. Faith Oi, Mustapha Debboun, Jennifer A. Henke, and Dr. Karla Addesso. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 9, 2019—In recognition of their long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Entomological Society of America (ESA), three entomologists have been selected as Honorary Members of the Society in 2019: Dr. Frank Gilstrap, Dr. Scott H. Hutchins, BCE, and Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy. ...

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