Entomology Advocacy Week 2022

Entomology Advocacy Week 2022 Kick-Off

Monday, August 15 | 2-3 PM EST


Join ESA 2023 President-Elect Marianne Alleyne and former NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy as they kick off Entomology Advocacy Week 2022!


Panelist: Dr. Sonny  Ramaswamy

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy currently serves as the President and CEO of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  Prior to being nominated by President Barack Obama in 2012 to lead the USDA's extramural research program as Administrator of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Ramaswamy had a distinguished career in academia.  He started out after his PhD and postdoctoral fellowship conducting research and teaching at Mississippi State University, moved to Kansas State University where he was named head of Entomology, accepted the role of Director of Agricultural Research Programs and associate dean for Research in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University, and then dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station at Oregon State University.  Dr. Ramaswamy has always been a passionate advocate for entomology as well as the importance of agriculture and effective science communication.
Moderator: Dr. Marianne Alleyne (President Elect)


Biodiversity Loss and ESA

Wednesday, August 17 | 2-3 PM EST


Come join this second webinar of Entomology Advocacy Week 2022 hosted by ESA President Jessica Ware to learn what ESA is doing on the issue of insect biodiversity loss and ways you can help out.

Panelist: Dr. Jessica Ware

Dr. Jessica Ware, ESA President, is assistant curator of Odonata & non-holometabolous insect orders at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. She is also a principal investigator at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics and an associate professor for the Richard Gilder Graduate School. She studies the evolution of insect physiology and behavior, particularly dragonflies and Dictyoptera, as well as their biogeography.

Panelist: Dr. May Berenbaum

Dr. May Berenbaum has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for more than 40 years, serving as head since 1992 and as Swanlund Chair of Entomology since 1996, the highest title a professor can hold at the university. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was named editor-in-chief of its journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in 2019.  She chaired the highly influential 2007 National Research Council “Status of Pollinators in North America.”  In 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama and in 2022 named by President Joe Biden as a member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.  She also served as the 2016 President of ESA. 
Moderator: Erin Cadwalader