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Department of Entomology




Mary Griffith

Master’s degree, Plant Health Management Program

County Extension Educator, OSU Extension

Mary currently serves as an OSU Extension Educator in Agriculture & Natural Resources in Madison County. She has also worked for OSU Extension's Integrated Pest Management Program and Farm to School Program. While completing the plant health management program, Mary worked with Mary Gardiner on the Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz program.  

Ashley Kulhanek

M.S. in Entomology

County Extension Educator, OSU Extension

Ashley joined OSU Extension in 2013 but has been with Ohio State University for many years.  She earned her Master's of Science in Entomology at OSU and also worked as a Program Coordinator for the Good Agricultural Practices Team at OSU's Ohio Agricultural Research Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster.  Ashley uses these experiences to provide research-based information and programming about on-farm food safety regulations; pest management; invasive species like emerald ash borer; conservation; and horticulture to Medina County and the state.

John E. Lloyd

Ph.D. in Entomology

Plant Health Doctors, VP-Director of Operations

Dr. Lloyd is the creative vision behind Plant Health Doctors. His passion over the last 20 years has been to connect research to the management of our landscapes and vice versa. Dr. Lloyd is always asking the question “why?” If there isn’t an answer then he works with practitioners and other scientists to research the question. His vision for Plant health Doctors is to create a community in the green industry that asks why and then learns how to figure out the answers. Dr. Lloyd has gathered the best and the brightest minds in the industry to teach, train and build this community; and with his background in research methods, diagnostics, plant health and business he plans to make this vision a permanent fixture in the green industries.

Nicholas Teets

Ph.D. in Entomology

Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

Nick grew up in Amherst, Ohio and attended college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. For his PhD, Nick joined David Denlinger’s lab where he focused on the mechanisms used by insects to tolerate extreme winter environments. After his PhD, Nick moved to the University of Florida for a postdoc with Dan Hahn, and he was awarded a fellowship from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop strategies for enhancing the stress tolerance of flies used in sterile release programs. In January 2016, Nick will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky. Nick’s lab will explore basic and applied aspects of insect stress physiology, and he will teach courses for both the Department of Entomology and the Agricultural Biotechnology Program. Nick is grateful for the well-rounded education he received in the OSU Department of Entomology, which will facilitate his goal to establish a productive research and teaching program that trains the next generation of insect biologists.