The Department of Entomology offers a wide range of courses and research opportunities in an undergraduate program and graduate program. The graduate program includes the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and the Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM) degree, a professional non-thesis degree requiring broad graduate level coursework in IPM and an internship with an IPM-oriented organization.

The goal fo the UGA Tifton campus is to support and encourage students who are preparing for careers as scientists in federal, state or industrial laboratories or in academic institutions, by providing them with as broad of a background as possible in the many facets of insect biology. The programs at the UGA Tifton campus encompass all levels of biological organization from the molecular level to ecosystems. In addition to training in modern methodologies of classical entomology, the department has special emphasis areas in evolutionary biology, genomics, host pathogen relationships/vector biology, biotechnology and applied ecology and integrated pest management.

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Research, Extension, Instruction Coordinator

Phillip Marion Roberts Extension Entomologist - Cotton

Tifton Personnel in the Department of Entomology

Rajendra Acharya Postdoctoral Associate Ad
Tearston J Adams Office / Clerical Assistant
Ben Aigner Graduate Research Assistant - Doctoral Candidate
Md Abdullah Al Baki Graduate Research Assistant
Katherine Lynn Anderson Research Parapro/professional
Chuck Bargeron Senior Public Service Associate & Director
Bilal Bush Application Programmer Spec
Mason Dean Program Coordinator II
Thomas Patrick Dunn Graduate Research Assistant
Sarah C T Hobby Research Professional I
Arash Kheirodin Postdoctoral Associate Ad
Denis Olgen Kiobia Graduate Research Assistant
Joseph LaForest Public Service Associate
Michaela Rose Lubbers Research Parapro/professional
Canicius Joseph Mwitta Graduate Research Assistant
Jermaine Derrick Perier Graduate Research Assistant
Sarah Miranda Rezende Graduate Research Assistant
Phillip Marion Roberts Extension Entomologist - Cotton
Shekhar Thapa Graduate Research Assistant
Pedro FS Toledo Graduate Research Assistant
Shivakumar Veerlapati Graduate Research Assistant
Shaohui Wu Assistant Research Scientist