Welcome to the Purdue Department of Entomology – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Welcome to the Purdue Department of Entomology

Dr. Laura Ingwell Purdue Department of Entomology as an Assistant Professor in Horticulture Entomology

Dr. Laura Ingwell Purdue Department of Entomology

Please welcome Dr. Laura Ingwell as she continues her experience in the Department of Entomology as an Assistant Professor in Horticulture Entomology. Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006. She received her Masters of Science in Ecology from the University of Rhode Island in 2009 and her PhD in Entomology from the University of Idaho in 2014. Prior to her new faculty position, Laura has been a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Entomology since 2014. Laura is a member of the Indiana Small Farm Conference Committee where she is working to engage with diverse small farmers by providing educational sessions to improve production and facilitate conversations around increasing diversity in agriculture. Dr. Ingwell’s research has focused on managing insect pests and insect transmitted pathogens in high tunnel cucumber, cantaloupe and tomato production and investigating the impacts of pesticide use on pollinator communities in these systems. Laura is excited to continue her collaborations with growers throughout the state.

Dr. Elizabeth Long

Dr. Elizabeth Long
Purdue Department of Entomology

Welcome to Dr. Elizabeth Long as she returns to the Purdue Department of Entomology family as our second hire in Horticulture Entomology. Elizabeth received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University in 2007 and obtained her PhD in Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences from the University of Missouri in 2013. Elizabeth previously was a Post Doctoral Associate in our department from 2013-2016. Elizabeth has spent the last three years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University. Her research has centered around three key themes: (1) addressing the consequences of human-mediated change to the environment for ecosystem services and function, (2) building our understanding of the impacts of biodiversity loss, and (3) evaluating the unintended impacts of agricultural management on non-target organisms in agroecosystems and surrounding areas. Elizabeth looks forward to engaging with horticultural crop producers in Indiana.


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