Three Entomologists Named Honorary Members of the Entomological Society of America

Honor bestowed upon members demonstrating extraordinary service to ESA

Annapolis, MD; September 10, 2018—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 2018.

Honorary Membership acknowledges those who have served ESA for at least 20 years through significant involvement in the affairs of the Society that has reached an extraordinary level. Candidates for this honor are selected by the ESA Governing Board and then voted on by the ESA membership.

ESA’s 2018 Honorary Members are:

Dr. Grayson Brown first joined ESA in 1974. Since then, he has given over 40 years of ESA service on various committees, boards, and elected positions, including ESA President and President of the ESA Certification Board in 2012. This service includes many achievements of importance to ESA. He chaired the committee that selected the first computer system for the ESA headquarters in 1981. He wrote the first software to computerize the ESA Annual Meeting in 1988 (this led to the adoption of the modern Confex System). As co-chair of the 2003 Local Arrangements Committee, he introduced video projectors and PowerPoint presentations throughout the Annual Meeting for the first time.

He created the current networked Presentation Preview Room in 2004, personally introduced remote video presentations to the Annual Meeting in 2005 and virtual posters and the CyberCafe in 2006. As Program Co-Chair in 2008, he implemented the present Annual Meeting arrangement with extended section meetings as part of the Renewal. As ESA President in 2012, he led the team that wrote and presented the successful ICE proposal that brought ICE to Orlando in 2016—the first time that meeting had been held in the U.S. in 40 years.

Dr. Brown is co-founder of Vector Management Professionals, LLC, a global vector management consulting firm. Now based in Guam, he serves as the Public Health Entomologist for the Pacific Island Health Officers Association and consults with Pacific island public health agencies to improve vector management throughout the western Pacific region.

Dr. Phillip G. Mulder, Jr.Dr. Phillip G. Mulder, Jr., is Professor and Head of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Dr. Mulder received his B.S. in Science Education from Ferris State College (1978) and his M.S. and Ph.D. (1981 and 1984) in Entomology from Iowa State University. He joined OSU in 1985 as Area Extension Entomologist, transferred to the OSU campus in 1995, and assumed statewide responsibilities.

In 2004, Dr. Mulder was recognized by the Entomological Society of America (ESA) with the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension. In 2007, he became Department Head at OSU. Dr. Mulder has been a member of ESA since 1979, serving in many capacities, including President (2004-2005) of the Southwestern Branch (SWB), co-chair of ESA Program Committee (2006) and chair/gamesmaster of Linnaean Games for the SWB (20 years) and ESA (10 years). Since 2006 he has served as co-editor for “Postmarked: Extension, U.S.A” in American Entomologist.

From 2007-2010 Dr. Mulder served as ESA Treasurer, and, in 2015, as President of ESA and the Certification Corporation. In 2016, he served as President of the Entomological Foundation. Dr. Mulder chaired the 2016 ESA Science Policy Capabilities Committee and helped select ESA’s first 10 Science Policy Fellows. Collectively, Dr. Mulder served the ESA Governing Board for 10 years. Highlights of his service include establishing the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and initiating special awards for early-career professionals to engage young entomologists in ESA. Due to his initiatives and membership drive, ESA exceeded 7,000 members and experienced one of its largest meetings ever.

Dr. Charles VincentDr. Charles Vincent has worked since 1983 as an entomologist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, after completing a Ph.D. (1983) in entomology at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). He works on alternatives to insecticides, notably knowledge-based methods, including biological and physical control methods. To date he has published 180 scientific papers, eight reviews (refereed), and more than 200 technical papers. He edited 25 books or technical bulletins. He has delivered more than 500 presentations before various national and international audiences.

As an ESA member since 1984, Dr. Vincent has been involved in the affairs of ESA, notably as co-chair, Local Arrangement Committee, for the ESA/ESC/SEQ joint meeting in Montreal, Canada (2000); member, Standing Committee for International Affairs (2004-2010); member, selection panel for Fellows of the ESA (2013-2016); member, Preliminary Organizing Committee for a proposal to host the XXV International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida; and member representing the International Branch on the ESA Finance Committee (2017-2019). As President-Elect (2010) of the International Branch, he co-developed Lineups of the Committees as well as Bylaws of the International Branch de novo.

ESA presented Dr. Vincent with an Exceptional Service Award in 2000 as co-chair of the Local Arrangement Committee for the ESA/ESC/SEQ meeting in Montreal and a second Exceptional Service Award in 2007 for his contribution to the international affairs of ESA. In 2013, he became an ESA Fellow and received the L.O. Howard Distinguished Achievement Award from the ESA Eastern Branch. In 2016, the International Branch presented him with the Distinguished Scientist Award.

See the full list of current and past ESA Honorary Members.

CONTACT: Joe Rominiecki, jrominiecki@entsoc.org, 301-731-4535 x3009

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