Patricia Alder

Training CoordinatorEntomology
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Dr. Matt Bertone

Extension AssociateEntomology
(919) 515-9530

Entomologist with the NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic. Expertise includes insect/arthropod diagnostics, taxonomy and evolution.

Dr. Rick Brandenburg

Extension Specialist (Peanuts & Turf)Entomology
(919) 515-8876
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Dr. Hannah Burrack

Assoc. Professor and Extension Specialist (Berry, Tobacco, and Specialty Crops)Entomology

We study the biology and management of insect pests and pollinators in berry crops and tobacco.

Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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Dr. Steven Frank

Associate ProfessorEntomology

Bradley Fritz

Graduate Teach & Research Asst
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Dr. David Orr

Extension Specialist and Associate ProfessorEntomology

My extension activities include interact with small farm owners, organic growers, Master Gardeners, and others to extend information about biological control, or the use of beneficial insects in pest management. I maintain the a website ( and blog ( to help deliver this information. For my teaching responsibilities I provide guest lectures in a variety of classes and offer the following courses as either in-class or distance education: ENT 212 (Basic Entomology); ENT 526 (Organic Production: Principles and Practices); ENT 726 (Biological Control); ENT 601/801 Seminars in: Insect Pathology/Biological Control (with Wes Watson); Teaching Techniques (with Clyde Sorenson). My research activities have focused on applied efforts in biological control, specifically the use and enhancement of arthropod natural enemies for pest management, and especially on organic farms.

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Dr. Dominic Reisig

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Entomology
(252) 793-4428x133
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Dr. David Tarpy

Professor and Extension ApiculturistEntomology

Extension specialist in honey bee biology and beekeeping

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Dr. Michael Waldvogel

Extension Specialist (Household & Structural Entomology)Entomology

Management of residential, industrial and wood-destroying pests, including bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, rodents and termites. Pesticide applicator certification training in Category B (Public Health) and structural pest control Phases P (Household Pests), W (Wood Destroying Pests), and F (Structural Fumigation).

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Dr. Jim Walgenbach

Extension Entomology Specialist (Fruits / Vegetables)Entomology
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Dr. Wes Watson

Interim Department Head, Professor and Extension Specialist, Livestock & PoultryEntomology
(919) 513-2028