I joined the Geneva Entomology department at Cornell in 1985 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1992, and full professor in 1999. I received a B.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine in 1977, earned two master`s degrees from Michigan State University (entomology, 1979 and systems engineering, 1982). I earned my Ph.D. in entomology, also from Michigan State, in 1982. My research has three programmatic themes; biological control, pest control decision making, and quantitative population ecology. I have a strong commitment to teaching, extension and outreach. Recently, I have been co-teaching a course entitled Invasions: Trading Species in a Shrinking World, in collaboration with Ann Hajek on the Ithaca campus. My extension efforts focus on biological control and developing pest management guidelines that promote sustainability. I served as chair of the Ithaca entomology department for two and half years and am now a Senior Associate Dean in CALS.
A $3.5 million renovation of Jordan Hall on the Cornell AgriTech campus will enable more distance-learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, professionals and workers in New York state’s food and farm economy.
Margaret Smith has been appointed as associate dean and director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES), effective August 1, 2020. Margaret came to Cornell in 1987 as a faculty member in Plant Breeding and...
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