After serving for 17 years at NDSU, Chris was appointed head of the entomology department at Purdue University in 1990 and served as head for nine years. From 1994 to 1997, Chris directed the National Science Foundation's Young Scholars Program that provided an educational experience for 25 rising high school sophomores and juniors in a seven-week residential program in Purdue's College of Agriculture. From 2005 to 2013, Chris served as director of the newly established University Honors Program (UHP) and with the help of staff and faculty established an innovative program for the top one percent of entering students. Based on the success of the UHP, the UHP was given college status with the first cohort entering in the fall of 2013.
Chris continues to teach several courses on campus and has taught an insect taxonomy course to entomologists in Afghanistan, several courses on biodiversity and sustainable agriculture in Costa Rica, and courses that explored Canada-US issues in Quebec City as part of the honors curriculum. Chris' teaching has earned him a place in Purdue's Book of Great Teachers, membership in the Teaching Academy, and receipt of the Murphy Outstanding Teaching Award, along with the USDA CSREES Excellence in College Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences award. Chris has served ESA as President, member of the Governing Board, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the North Central Branch, and through numerous ESA committee assignments.
DR. CONSUELO DE MORAES is an entomologist and ecologist who studies the complex role of chemistry in interactions among plants, insects, and other organisms. Her research addresses phenomena at scales ranging from the molecular and biochemical bases of plant responses to insect herbivory to the
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