Faculty & Staff Directory

Arthur Appel
Arthur Appel
Professor
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2562
Photo of John Beckmann
John Beckmann
Assistant Professor
507-412-0807
Photo of Henry Fadamiro
Henry Fadamiro
Associate Dean for Research; Associate Director, AAES; Alumni Professor
107 Comer Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5401
334-844-8727
Kira L. Bowen
Professor
209 Rouse Bldg
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1953
Photo of Jeffrey Coleman
Jeffrey J. Coleman
Assistant Professor
209 Life Sciences Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1971
Leonardo De La Fuente
Leonardo De La Fuente
Professor
209 Life Sciences Bldg
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2582
Hu
Xing Ping Hu
Extension Specialist Professor
204 Extension Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-6392
Nate Hardy
Nathaniel B. Hardy
Assistant Professor
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Auburn, AL 36849
David W. Held
Professor
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-3818
Photo of Alana Jacobson
Alana L. Jacobson
Assistant Professor
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5011
Photo of Katelyn Kesheimer
Katelyn Kesheimer
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
105 Extension Hall
Auburn Univ., AL 36849
334-844-5072
Photo of Joe Kloepper
Joseph W. Kloepper
Professor
Entomology and Plant Patholoogy
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1950
Photo of Kathy Lawrence
Kathy Lawrence
Professor
Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology
209 Life Science Building
Auburn Univ., AL 36849
334-844-1956
liunann
Nannan Liu
Chair & Endowed Professor
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-4266
Kathleen Martin
Assistant Professor
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
John Murphy
John F. Murphy
Professor
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1954
Photo of Sang-Wook Park
Sang Wook Park
Assistant Professor
228 Rouse Life Science Building
Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-1958
Photo of Neha Potnis
Neha Potnis
Assistant Professor
Rouse Life Science Building
Office Number 226
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
(334) 844-2524
Edward J. Sikora
Extension Specialist Professor
153 ALFA Services Building
Auburn Univiversity, AL 36849-5624
334-332-7433
Photo of Geoffrey Williams
Geoffrey R. Williams
Assistant Professor
301 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-5068

Administrative Staff

default avatar
Sharon V. Bozeman
Lead Administrative Assistant-Academics
301 Funchess Hall Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5006
default avatar
Melissa A. Gore
Accountant III
301 Funchess Hall,
Auburn University, AL 36849
3348441157

Research and extention support Staff

default avatar
Abigail Anderson
101 Life Sciences Bldg Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-4830
default avatar
Rammohan R. Balusu
Research Fellow III
301 Funchess Hall Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5006
default avatar
Marion R. Avery
TES Service Worker
301 Funchess Hall Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-7363
Howard L. Campbell
Research Associate IV
209 Life Science Building Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1951
default avatar
Patrick Baggett
TES Technician
301 Funchess Hall Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5006
default avatar
Marla Eva
Technician IV, Research
Entomology & Plant Pathology Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2572
default avatar
James D. Burch
TES General Labor
143 ALFA Building Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5006
default avatar
Dee Fowler
Research Associate IV
Entomology & Plant Pathology Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2561
default avatar
Joseph C. Burch
TES Technician
143 ALFA Building Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5003
Photo of research fellow Fudd Graham
Fudd Graham
Research Fellow IV
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2563
Photo of Bisho Lawaju
Bisho Lawaju
Postdoctoral Fellow
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
(334) 844-5006
default avatar
Darius D. Carter
TES Technician
209 Life Sciences Building Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5003
default avatar
Ting Li
Research Associate I
301 Funchess Hall Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5025
John A. McInroy
Research Associate IV
559 Devall Drive
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1951
default avatar
Linda J. Carter
TES Retiree
209 Rouse Life Science BLDG Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-5003
Hajeewaka C. Mendis
Research Associate I
205 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5006
default avatar
Trae Crocker
Entomology/plant Pathology
Auburn Research Park, CASIC Bldg 559 Devall Drive Auburn, AL 36832
334-844-7456
default avatar
Mary A. Delaney
TES Professional
164 Alfa Bldg Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-7363
default avatar
Charles H. Ray
Research Fellow IV
301 Funchess Hall Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-3836
Sy Mamadou Traore
Research Fellow I
205 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-7363
default avatar
Lee Zhang
Research Fellow IV, Director Genomics and Sequencing Lab
Genomics and Sequencing Lab
101 FAHBE Building,
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-275-0721
default avatar
Kristie N. Siggers
Technician IV, Lab
143 ALFA Building Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5506
default avatar
Andrew Sikkens
TES Technician Te
209 Life Sciences Bldg Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-5006
default avatar
Emily Sledge
TES Technician
201 Poultry Science Building Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5006
default avatar
Marvin Twilley
TES Service
301 Funchess Hall Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5006
Hu
Xing Ping Hu
Extension Specialist Professor
204 Extension Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-6392
Photo of Katelyn Kesheimer
Katelyn Kesheimer
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
105 Extension Hall
Auburn Univ., AL 36849
334-844-5072
Ayanava Majumdar
Extension Specialist III
301 Funchess Hall
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn University, AL 36849
(251) 331-8416
Edward J. Sikora
Extension Specialist Professor
153 ALFA Services Building
Auburn Univiversity, AL 36849-5624
334-332-7433
default avatar
Olufunmilayo E. Ajayi
VIsiting Research Scholar
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-4000
default avatar
Joy Anogwih
VIsiting Scholar
341 Upchurch Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
334-275-5166
default avatar
Ping Huang
Postdoctoral Fellow
202 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-4000
Photo of Gabriela Chavez
Gabriela Chavez
Postdoctoral Fellow
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
558-577-5245
default avatar
Molli M. Newman
Postdoctoral Fellow
209 Life Sciences Bldg
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-4000
default avatar
Esther N. Ngumbi
Postdoctoral Fellow
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2524
default avatar
Olalekan Soyelu
VIsiting Research Scholar
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
334-524-6845
default avatar
Liu Yang
VIsiting Research Scholar
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-4000
Wayne Brewer
Visiting Professor
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-5006
Photo of Gary Mullen
Gary Richard Mullen
Professor Emeritus
366 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-2554
Photo of Ronald Smith
Ronald H. Smith
Professor Emeritus
205 Extension Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-6394
Photo of Michael Williams
Michael L. Williams
Professor Emeritus
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-2571
Kathy L. Flanders
Extension Specialist Professor
201 Extension Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-6393
Photo of Austin Hagan
Austin K. Hagan
Professor
149 ALFA Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-321-8248
Rodrigo Rodriguez-Kabana
Distinguished Univ Professor
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1976

ENTOMOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS


Bryant Byrd
M.S. Student
Dr. Held’s Lab
Focus: Parasitoid behavior and underground host detection in turf grass


Mengru An
M.S. Student
Dr. Liu’s Lab
Focus: Tentative


John Mahas
M.S. Student
Dr. Jacobson’s Lab
Focus: Insecticide resistance and landscape genetics of tobacco thrips


Alec Mayfield
M.S. Student
Dr. Martin’s Lab
Focus: Localization and interactions of Tomato spotted wilt virus proteins in insect cells


Gwenndolyn Bird
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Hardy’s Lab
Focus: Evolutionary ecology of herbivorous insects


Richard Murphy
M.S. Student
Dr. Hu’s Lab
Focus: Termite social/behavioral interactions


Madison Peterson
M.S. Student
Dr. Hu & Dr. Appel’s Lab
Focus: Asian Cockroach biology


Cora Yates
M.S. Student
Dr. Held’s Lab
Focus: Crape myrtle bark
scale: crawler hatch and physiology


Gagan Sharma
M.S. Student
Dr. Beckmann’s Lab
Focus: Suppression of cytoplasmic incompatibility


Shanshan Jiang
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Liu’s Lab
Focus: Tentative


Autumn McLaughlin
M.S. Student
Dr. Jacobson’s Lab
Focus: Whitefly-Begomovirus interactions influencing transmission of two tomato infecting viruses


Christian Baker
M.S. Student
Dr. Williams’ Lab
Focus: Pest management in honey bees


Chelsea Smith
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Fadamiro & Dr. Appel’s Lab
Focus: Host seeking behavior of parasitoid wasps targetting cockroaches


Alan Smith
M.S. Student
Dr. Ray’s Lab
Focus: Insect ecology and conservation


Daniel Oluwatomi
M.S. Student
Dr. Held’s Lab
Focus: Biological control of crape myrtle bark scale using lady beetles


Luis Mendez
M.S. Student
Dr. Beckmann’s Lab
Focus: Mosquito transgenesis


Gokhan Benk
M.S. Student
Dr. Hu’s Lab
Focus: Integrated Pest Management


Basu Kafle
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Fadamiro’s Lab
Focus: Mechanisms of plant-insect interactions


Anthony Abbate
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Williams’ Lab
Focus: Wild bee biology


Sanowar Warsi
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Fadamiro’s Lab
Focus: Biological control of kudzu bugs


Suleyman Alparslan
M.S. Student
Dr. Williams’ Lab
Focus: Neonicotinoids and polyandry in honey bees


Xin Wang
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Liu’s Lab
Focus: Tentative


Seun Oladipupo
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Hu & Appel’s Lab
Focus: Mode of action of identified essential oils on German Cockroaches


Selina Bruckner
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Williams’ Lab
Focus: Impact of neonicotinoids and Varroa mites on honey bee health


Gamze Mertoglu
M.S. Student
Dr. Fadamiro’s Lab
Focus: Evaluation of biorational insecticides against Tetranychus Urticae on tomato


Yifan Wang
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Liu’s Lab
Focus: Status of insecticide resistance of mosquitoes in Alabama


Augusta Thurmond
M.S. Student
Dr. Held’s Lab
Focus: Effects of crape myrtle bark scale infestation and control on visiting pollinators


Daniel E. Akwa
M.S. Student
Dr. Beckmann’s Lab
Focus: Biochemical activity behind suppression of cytoplasmic incompatibility in the wild


Chloe Kaczvinsky
M.S. Student
Dr. Hardy’s Lab
Focus: Evolution of diet breadth in phytophagous insects


PLANT PATHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS