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The Entomology department has over 30 Faculty including adjunct and joint members from other Cornell Departments.

Faculty Spotlight

Grad Student Spotlight

samantha willden

Samantha Willden

Research Interests: My PhD program is centered on solving agricultural issues using sustainable practices and science education. My research interests include applied ecology and IPM, and more specifically biological control. My current projects include determining how UV selective tunnels affect strawberry production, ecosystem services and pest management, and evaluating how host plants influence dispersal ecology of predatory mites. Results of my research are intended to inform stakeholders on best practices for sustainable pest management and are disseminated using traditional extension outlets and educational videos. My extension programming and teaching style is informed by discipline-based education research, critical pedagogy and universal design for learning.