The Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch has awarded Dr. Paula Shrewsbury the top nomination for the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension for outstanding contributions in the areas of entomology teaching and extension. This nomination was recognized at the Eastern Branch Meeting. Nominees are considered for the Society–level awards given at the Entomological Society of America’s Annual Meeting. Congratulations to Dr. Paula Shrewsbury for being nominated!
Dr. Paula Shrewsbury received her B.S. in Plant Science from the University of Rhode Island, M.S. in Entomology from the University of California, Riverside, and Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Maryland. Paula is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology at the University of Maryland. As an extension specialist for over 20 years, knowledge generated by her applied research and demonstration programs provides information useful in training members of the nursery, landscape, and turf management industries, extension educators, and adult volunteers working with extension. The focus of Paula’s research, training and outreach programs places particular emphasis on sustainable management practices, integrated pest management, and the implementation of biological control, especially as it relates to the role of native and non-native plants, the conservation of indigenous natural enemies and pollinators, and exotic natural enemies in the management of invasive species.
Paula’s extension program includes coordination of and presentation at IPM short courses, and presentations at a variety of venues that include re-certification conferences, in-service training, green industry association meetings and field days, and professional meetings at state (MD), regional, national, and international venues, many of these are invited presentations. Paula has trained an estimated 16,600 professionals. Other training activities and educational materials include web-based electronic outreach (IPM newsletter, Pest Prediction Calendar), STEM activities for youth, and Citizen Science projects. Paula has actively served in the ESA. She was EB ESA President, Program Chair, and has held several other committee positions. Paula is currently the ESA Governing Board Representative for the EBESA, and the P-IE ESA Editorial Board Representative to the Journal of IPM.