Fundamental Research: arthropods' biology, behavior, physiological / chemical ecology, toxicology, molecular immunology and disease transmission.

Applied Research: developing and advancing Integrated Pest Management (IPM); exploring and evaluating efficacy of new chemicals, formulations, and application methods and alternative IPM tactics.

Pest groups: social insects (termites, ants, cockroaches, wasps, etc.); invasive insects (kudzu bugs, etc.), health pests, veterinary pests.

Plant Pathology, Entomology
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Integrated Pest Management, 1999
MS, Shandong Agricultural Unviersity, China, Entomology, 1985