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Staff and Students

Staff

peter smytheman  

Peter Smytheman, Research Assistant

Phone: 509-293-8757
Email: peter_smytheman@wsu.edu

 

Chris Sater, Research Assistant

Phone:  509-293-8754
Email:  csater@wsu.edu

Post-Doc

 

Kacie AtheyPost-Doctoral Research Associate (2019 – present)

Email: kacie.athey@wsu.edu

Current Students

jim hepler  

James Hepler, PhD Student (2021)

Phone: 509-293-8756
Email: james.hepler@wsu.edu

 

Dowen JocsonPhD Student (2022)

Emaildowen.jocson@wsu.edu

Former Staff

 

David Enicks (2019-2020)

bruce greenfield  

Bruce Greenfield

Retired 2019

molly darr  

Molly Darr (2018-2019)

Current position:
Postdoctoral Associate
Forest Health and Invasive Species
Clemson University

Email: mndarr@clemson.edu

Web: https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/faculty_staff/profiles/mndarr

 

Matt Giannandrea (2015-2017)

Karen Blaedow (2013-2014)

Former Post-Docs

louis nottingham

 

 

Louis Nottingham (2016 – 2019)

Current position:
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Entomology
Washington State University

Email: louis.nottingham@wsu.edu

 

andrea bixby-brosi  

Andrea Bixby-Brosi (2014-2017)

Email: abixby.brosi@gmail.com

Web: https://www.facebook.com/mommacrowfarm/

Former Students

adrian marshall Adrian Marshall

Education: PhD, 2020, Entomology, Washington State University

Dissertation Title: Netting Applications for Insect Management in Apple Orchards

Current Position:
Post-Doc, Tobin Northfield Lab
WSU-TFREC
Wenatchee, WA

Email: atmarshall@wsu.edu

 

josh milnes Josh Milnes

Education: MS, 2019, Entomology, Washington State University

Thesis Title: Ecology of the Asian Egg Parasitod Trissolcus Japonicus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) and Impact on Eastern Washington Pentatomids Under Field Conditions

Current Position:
Pest Biologist II
WA State Dept. of Ag – Plant Protection Division
Yakima, WA

Email: jmilnes@agr.wa.gov
Phone: 509-220-1134

 

alix whitener Alix Whitener

Education: PhD, 2018, Entomology, Washington State University

Dissertation Title: Behavior and integrated pest management of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Washington state sweet cherry

Current Position:
FMC Technical Services Manager
Wenatchee, WA

Email: whitener.alix@gmail.com

 

brittany buchanan Brittany Buchanan

Education: MS in Agriculture, 2017, Washington State Univeristy

Current Position:
AgroFresh
Philadelphia, PA

Email: brittanyadell@gmail.com

 

 

 

rebecca schmidt Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris

Education: PhD, 2015, Entomology, Washington State University

Dissertation Title: Phytoseiids as Biological Control Agents of Phytophagous Mites in Washington Apple Orchards

Current Position:
Research Entomologist, Tree Fruit Biological Control
USDA-ARS, Wapato, WA

Email: rebecca.schmidt@usda.gov
Phone: 509-454-6556

 

luis rocha Luis Martinez Rocha

Education: MS, 2013, Entomology Washington State University

Thesis Title: Effects of Pesticides and three Sulfur-Based Products on Integrated Mite Management in Washington State

 

 

 

 

lessando gontijo Lessando Gontijo

Education: PhD, 2011, Entomology, Washington State University

Dissertation Title: Integrated Biological Control of Woolly Apple Aphid in Washington State

Current Position:
Professor of Entomology
Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Brazil

 

 

dario fernandez Dario Fernandez

Education: Agronomic Engineer, Un Nac Comahue;
MS, 2000, Entomology, Washington State University

Thesis Title: Effect of seasonal mineral oil applications on the pest and natural enemy complex of apples (Malus domestica Borkhausen) and oviposition deterrence of white apple leafhopper (Typhlocyba pomaria McAtee) in laboratory bioassays

Current Position:
INTA EEA Alto Valle
Rio Negro, Argentina
E-mail: dfernandez@correo.inta.gov.ar

michael reding Michael Reding

Education: PhD, 2000, Entomology, Washington State University

Dissertation Title: Biology, monitoring, and management of Campylomma verbasci (Meyer) (Hemiptera: Miridae) in Washington apple orchards

Current Position:
Research Entomologist
USDA-ARS
Wooster, Ohio
Phone: 330-263-3629
E-mail: reding.2@osu.edu