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Plenary Session Presentations
Symposium plenary speakers included:
Steven P. Bradbury, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Steven Bradbury was named Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in March 2010, where he is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the pesticide programs under the authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA); the Endangered Species Act; and, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA). Dr. Bradbury has management and operational responsibilities over EPA's largest Headquarters' program office, with approximately 750 employees and a budget of about $150 million. Dr. Bradbury previously served as OPP's Deputy Director for Programs. From 2007 to 2008, he was Director of OPP's Special Review and Reregistration Division, and from 2003 to 2007, he served as Director of OPP's Environmental Fate and Effects Division. As Director of these two Divisions, Dr. Bradbury led risk managers who develop regulatory decisions in support of pesticide re-evaluation programs that meet statutory requirements of FFDCA/FQPA and FIFRA, and scientists who prepare pesticide drinking water exposure characterizations and ecological risk assessments. From 1999 to 2002, Dr. Bradbury was the Director of the Mid-Continent Ecology Division in EPA's Office of Research and Development. Dr. Bradbury has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Toxicology and Entomology from Iowa State University.
Bobby Corrigan, Pest Management Professional, RMC Pest Management Consulting
Bobby Corrigan has been active in urban and industrial IPM programs for over 25 years. Bobby works as research scientist part time for the City of New York on Rodent IPM and part time as an urban IPM consultant for a wide range of urban entitites and municipalities. Bobby was a staff member of Purdue's Entomology Department for 16 years. In the last three years, Bobby has appeared in Time Magazine, has blogged for the NY Times, has been featured on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, The Discovery Channel and has been interviewed by NPR, the BBC and several other international radio shows. He is also the author or co-author of the pest management industry's leading textbooks, and has published over 150 technical articles in the pest management industry's trade journals. Bobby holds an A.A.S degree in pest control from State University of NY; a B.S degree in urban and industrial entomology from Purdue, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in rodent and vertebrate pest management also from Purdue. His industry experience includes 3 years full time as a pest control technician in the New York City. In 2008, Bobby was inducted into the Pest Management Hall of Fame.
Timothy J. Dennehy, Manager, Global IRM-BioScience, Bayer CropScience LP
Tim Dennehy has provided leadership for thirty years in the scientific interface of IPM and management of arthropod resistance to control tactics. He spent a decade on the faculty of Cornell University?s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1993 he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona, where over the subsequent 15 year he established and directed the Extension Arthropod Resistance Management Laboratory. This facility was recognized nationally and internationally for working with Arizona's exceptional cotton IPM program to integrate sustainable use of Bt cotton and insecticides targeting multiply-resistant arthropods such as Bemisia whiteflies. In 2005, he was awarded the title of University Distinguished Outreach Professor. In 2008 Tim joined Monsanto as the global technical leader for insect resistance management programs in cotton. In 2011 he advanced to the position of Global Insecticide Resistance Manager with Bayer CropScience-Bioscience. In this position, he is responsible for formulation and implementation of science-based insect resistance management strategies for Bayer Bioscience's products at a global level and for coordinating related regulatory, scientific and public affairs efforts across scientific disciplines.
Peter Ellsworth, Integrated Pest Management Specialist & Professor, Department of Entomology & Arizona Pest Management Center, University of Arizona
Peter Ellsworth established the Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC) in 2003 as a multi-disciplinary consortium of pest management scientists focused on research, outreach and implementation of IPM in Arizona. He serves as Director of the APMC, as well as the State IPM Coordinator (1992 & 2004-present) and State Pesticide Coordinator (2009-present). With his split extension-research appointment, Dr. Ellsworth develops science-based solutions for integrated pest management through applied ecological investigations and organized outreach programs of Cooperative Extension, with principal focus on Bemisia tabaci, Lygus hesperus and Pectinophora gossypiella in the cotton agroecosystem, new crops as well as in cross-commodity interactions. He currently leads a four-state USDA-Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program grant designed to develop landscape level management systems for Lygus hesperus. He is stationed at the Maricopa Agricultural Center and resides in the Phoenix area. Ellsworth was raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, received degrees in entomology from the University of New Hampshire (B.S. 1981; minor in Latin), the University of Missouri (M.S. 1985), and North Carolina State University (Ph.D. 1990; minor in Crop Science). He received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension by the Pacific Branch of ESA in 2011, the Ag 100 Council's Faculty Member of the Year in 2002, and special recognition in 1996 by the Arizona Cotton Growers Association for his role in assisting the industry's recovery from the disastrous whitefly problems of the early 1990s.
Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, Director, Northeastern IPM Center
Carrie Koplinka-Loehr directs the Northeastern IPM Center (NortheastIPM.org), based at Cornell University. The Center fosters IPM partnerships, provides information to the public, offers trainings to Public Housing Authorities, and awards IPM funds to scientists, educators, and pest managers. Always passionate about conveying science to lay audiences, Carrie has an M.S. in science education from Cornell University and a B.A. in English (with a biology concentration) from Colgate University. Before joining the Center in 2005, she served as an instructor of science writing in Cornell's Department of Communication and led the communications team for the New York State IPM Program, where she developed an IPM interpretive park, hands-on displays, public service announcements, and Extension publications. She lives in an off-grid solar home in Lansing, NY.
Chow-Yang Lee, Professor of Entomology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Chow-Yang Lee is a Professor of Urban Entomology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is recognized for his research on sustainable urban pest management in Southeast Asia, especially on management of termites, cockroaches, ants and bed bugs. As one of the pioneers of the field of urban entomology in Asia, Dr Lee?s research has contributed to improving management strategies against insect pests of urban and public health importance, while at the same time, advocating the minimal use of pesticides in the human environment. He has authored and co-authored more than 135 peer-reviewed papers and 7 books. A total of 22 graduate students had completed their degrees in his laboratory. Dr. Lee has received many accolades at both international and national levels including the Outstanding Young Malaysians Award 2008 (Honoree for Academic Leadership), Kyoto University Visiting Professorship (2011, 2007), HH Yap Award (2003), MSPTM Medal (2003), Fulbright Scholarship (2002) and the National Young Scientist Award (2000).
Susan Ratcliffe, Director, North Central Integrated Pest Management Center, University of Illinois
Susan T. Ratcliffe holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Entomology and the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability. Her research areas include forensic, livestock, fruit, field crop and urban entomology. Susan provides leadership for Illinois School IPM program and serves on the Governor's Structural Pest Control Advisory Council. She has coordinated over 100 educational outreach projects including on-site and distance training sessions, web-based materials and printed materials. Her programming involves collaborations with 1862, 1890 and 1994 Land Grant researchers and Extension personnel as well as numerous governmental agencies and the general public. Susan passion is working with others to accomplish common goals involving integrated pest management. She has received numerous awards for her individual innovative programming efforts. Susan also has been recognized for her involvement in team projects and was awarded the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary's Group Honor Award for Excellence for Enhancing Protection and Safety of the Nation's Agriculture and Food Supply for Asian Soybean Rust. Susan served as co-chair for the 4th and 5th National IPM Symposium and has continued to serve on various committees for the 6th and 7th symposia.
David Rosenberger, Professor of Plant Pathology, Cornell University
David Rosenberger is a Professor of Plant Pathology and Superintendent of Cornell University's Hudson Valley Lab, a small grower-owned field station that is located in the Hudson Valley apple-growing region 90 miles north of Manhattan. David grew up on a dairy farm in eastern Pennsylvania and worked for 7 summers on a diversified fruit and vegetable farm. He received a B.S in Biology from Goshen College in Indiana and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. David has worked at the Hudson Valley Lab since 1977. His research focuses on integrating pesticides, biological information, genetic resistance, and cultural controls into cost-effective and environmentally sound pest management strategies for apples and other tree fruits. Research results and pest management information are transmitted to field extension staff, private consultants, and fruit growers throughout Northeastern United States via web-sites, list-serves, on-line newsletters, and participation in grower field meetings. As a university scientist who has spent his career fully engaged with fruit farmers in non-academic settings, David has an "outsider's perspective" on the best methods for communicating new ideas to agricultural producers.
Jim VanKirk, Director, Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center
James R. VanKirk is Director of the Southern Region IPM Center located at North Carolina State University. He received degrees in entomology from Cornell University (B.S.) and Oregon State University (M.S.). Jim has spent nearly his entire career working in IPM, starting as a research support specialist at Cornell with the late Dr. Richard Weires. In 1986 Jim was appointed as one of the New York IPM Program's first Regional IPM Specialists. His focus on multi-state facilitation and coordination began when he was appointed as the first Regional IPM Facilitator in 1996. In partnership with Dr. John Ayers of Penn State, Jim initiated the Northeastern Pest Management Center in 2000 and managed it as it evolved into the Northeastern IPM Center. Since 2004 Jim has directed the Southern Region IPM Center. In addition to regional projects, he has collaborated on national IPM initiatives including several IPM PIPE projects and planning for previous IPM Symposia. Jim was one of the early proponents for formation of the IPM Voice, and currently serves on its Board of Directors.