PhD Entomology – The University of Tennessee
M.S. Entomology – Mississippi State University
B.S. Agronomy [IPM] – Mississippi State University
April 2020 – Present
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Auburn University
March 2019 – March 2020
US Product Development Manager, AgBiTech LLC
January – March 2019
Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Tennessee
January 2016 – December 2018
Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Tennessee
Entomological Society of America (ESA)
My research revolves around developing IPM practices for cotton, soybean and peanut producers in the state of Alabama. We conduct applied research by evaluating current management tactics (e.g., insecticide efficacy, GMO technologies) and devising new ways to help growers mitigate loss from insect pests. The goal of my research program is to enhance the economic sustainability and productivity of Alabama producers.
In my extension role, I am responsible for developing and presenting educational programs related to cotton, soybean and peanut IPM to extension agents, producers, consultants and other ag professionals across the state. I do this by extending knowledge learned from applied research through various mediums, including phone calls/text messages, blog posts, social media, field days, county meetings, etc. The goal of my extension program is to effectively communicate and educate the producers of Alabama on ways to improve the economic sustainability of their farms.
- Graham, S.H., X. Zhu, H. Kelly, and S.D. Stewart. 2019. The use of Canopeo to rate seedling cotton health in small-plot research. J. Cotton Science. 23: 231-238.
- Graham, S.H., F.M. Musser, A. Jacobson, A. Chitturi, B. Catchot, and S.D. Stewart. 2019. Behavioral responses of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) to a new Bt toxin, Cry51Aa2.834_16 in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). J. Econ. Entomol. 112: 1695-1704.
- Graham, S.H. and S.D. Stewart. 2018. Field study investigating Cry51Aa2.834_16 in cotton for control of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and tarnished plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae). J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 2717-2726.
- Graham, S. and S. Stewart. 2017. Common defoliating beetles in soybean. The University of Tennessee Extension, W 392.