Pedagogy in the fields of forest health, entomology, and ecology is an important part of my academic life. I typically teach 2-3 courses per year at both undergraduate and graduate-levels. In addition, I give guest lectures on forest insect and diseases in other courses. If requested, I also give seminars and talks on emerging forest pests at various extension and training events across the country.Our lab also particiaptes in many K-12 student activities bringing the joy of insects and natural history to younger generation.

Forest Health and Protection, FORS 4210-6210 (every spring)
This undergraduate and graduate-level course covers major insect and diseases problems of forests with an emphasis on their recognition and management. We also cover wildland fire prevention, suppression, and managament. By the end of the semester, the students will: 1) understand basic forest health concepts, such as the characteristics of a healthy forest and the possible causes of forest health problems. 2) be able to identify the likely cause of a given forest health problem. 3) know how to manage major forest disease and insect problems. 4) understand the basics of wildland fire prevention, suppression, and management. 5) understand the interactions of insects, diseases, and wildland fire.

Syllabus (Spring 2013)

Advanced Forest Entomology, FORS 8220-8220L (every fall, even years)

The objective of this graduate-level course is to provide each student with a well-rounded and detailed information about the current topics and critical papers in forest entomology.  We cover information about the importance, ecology, and management of forest insects and their allies.  The course focuses heavily on peer-reviewed literature such as journal and book chapters that are core readings in the field of forest entomology.  Students are required to participate during discussions in each class as related to these readings, and be ready to make presentations if requested by the instructor.  The discussions on each paper continue until relevant sections in the paper have been understood, the paper is well-critiqued by the group, and future research directions for the topic are provided. 

Syllabus (Fall 2012)


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