Sam's research and teaching are centered around the ecology and management of native and non-native insects. Aside from work, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife (Becca), their sons (Owen and Callum), running, playing soccer, and hiking with the family dogs (Ani and Lulu).
ward.1792 'at' osu.edu
Grace Amponsah, MS StudentB.S. Earth University (Limon, Costa Rica), Licentiate Degree in Agriculture
Kristy McAndrew, PhD candidateM.S. in Entomology, Mississippi State UniversityB.S. in Forestry, University of Missouri, ColumbiaB.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Missouri, Columbia
Thomas Paul, PhD studentM.S. in Entomology, Mississippi State UniversityB.S. in Biology (Minor: Chemistry), Valparaiso University
Afsoon Sabet, PhD studentCo-advised with Dr. Risa PesapaneM.S. in Entomology, Mississippi State UniversityB.S. in Molecular Biology, West Virginia UniversityB.A. in Music, West Virginia University
Amber Stiller, MS StudentB.S. in Biology (Minor: Chemistry), University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Elisabeth Mumper, Undergraduate researcher
Graduate studentsErika Wright (M.S. in Entomology, Mississippi State University): PhD student with Mary Gardiner at Ohio State University.
Undergraduate studentsMeg Kilgore (Mississippi State University)Ariadna Santos Chaves (Mississippi State University)
Research techniciansDavid Long (Mississippi State University)
High school studentsIsaac Riggins (Starkville High School)
The LEAFE Lab at the 2021 Mississippi Entomological Association Meeting
Left to Right: Afsoon, Kristy, Sam, Erika, Tom