Entomology Expert Witness 38833 AL


Expertise Description

I have worked as a biologist with entomology, insect, mite and pest control issues for over four decades. My areas of expertise include insect biology and pest management, and insect control technology in both agricultural and urban settings. I have additional experience in beekeeping and honeybee/bee sting cases. My expert witness experience includes: Powderpost beetle infestation of wood panels, flooring; Structural damage of personal residence/condos by wood-boring beetles; Stored food/grain infestation by Indianmeal Moth and Cowpea Weevils.; Bee sting injury evaluation; Scabies infestation of nursing home patients; and Pesticide injury (methyl bromide fumigant). I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than 15 years as an entomology expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Powderpost beetle infestation of wood panels, flooring; Structural damage of personal residence/condos by wood-boring beetles; Stored food/grain infestation by Indianmeal Moth and Cowpea Weevils.; Bee sting injury evaluation; Scabies infestation of nursing home patients; Pesticide injury (methyl bromide fumigant).


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Structural insect damage by wood-boring beetles; Bee sting investigations; Insect infestation of residences, food, lumber, etc. Scabies infestations in nursing homes; Pesticide injury.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes decades of teaching and research in Entomology, Pest Management, and Apiculture at the university level.


Relevant Experiences

I have many years of experience related to honey bees, beekeeping, bee removal from structures, and related activities. I taught Beekeeping at a State University and supervised enterprise projects with up to 100 colonies for honey production and crop pollination. I was active with the Western Apicultural Society, serving as the society Vice-President and President. Delete this: In the last several years I have returned to teaching about honey bees on a part-time basis. I hold B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biology/entomology. Finally, I have successfully served as an expert witness on several bee sting cases.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Biology Utah State University
M.S. Entomology Purdue University
B.S. Entomology University of Idaho

Licenses Certifications

California Agricultural Pest Control Advisor
California Qualified Applicator
Entomology Society of America (ESA) Board Certified Entomologist

Awards & Affiliation

Entomological Society of America (ESA)
Two-time recipient of the Monsanto Outstanding Faculty Award

Primary Affiliation

Entomological Society of America (ESA)



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