Entomology faculty member Dr. Kelly Hamby has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure effective August 2020!
Since joining the UMD Department of Entomology in 2014, Dr. Hamby has developed a nationally and internationally recognized research and extension program that focuses on characterizing spotted wing drosophila's interactions with yeast and fruit rot microorganisms and developing cultural control tactics for this invasive pest. Hamby’s lab is also evaluating the pest suppression benefits and non-target impacts of neonicotinoid seed treatments in mid-Atlantic grain crop rotations. In 2017, The Entomological Society of America recognized Dr. Hamby with the Early Career Professional Extension Award for her demonstrated contributions to entomology.
In addition to research and extension, Kelly has made significant contributions to teaching through her graduate-level Integrated Pest Management course and writing seminar, and through advising numerous undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral associates.
In recognition of these and many other achievements, Dr. Hamby received the 2018 CMNS Board of Visitors Junior Faculty Award.
For more on Hamby, visit the Hamby Lab.
Congratulations on reaching this important, well-deserved milestone!