New Head for Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology

On June 30, Deans Tim Cross, Bill Brown, and Caula Beyl announced the appointment of DeWayne Shoemaker as the new department head for the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Shoemaker joins UTIA after serving as a successful research scientist with USDA-ARS at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology in Gainesville, Florida. He previously served as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Western Michigan University. He holds BS and PhD degrees in entomology from the University of Georgia.

Shoemaker will begin work on August 15. Please join with us in welcoming him to the Institute and in thanking Karen Vail for the excellent leadership she has provided as interim head.