Scott is also a dedicated teacher. He teaches "Pesticides, the Environment and Human Health," where students are exposed to the complex aspects of pesticide use, including both conventional and genetically modified organisms. He also teaches "Insecticide Toxicology," where students learn about the metabolism and mechanisms of action of insecticides.
Scott is married to his college sweetheart, and they have two children and one dog. His hobbies include gardening and fishing.
DR. MICHAEL E. GRAY, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is internationally recognized for his research and extension programs on the management of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte.
Gray was born in Villisca, Iowa on 27 March 1955. He traveled extensively as a youth and lived in several states and other countries, including Germany, Japan, and the Philippines. Following many years overseas, he returned to Iowa and received his B.A. in biology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1977. After his graduation, Gray taught high school science for a brief period and then entered graduate school at Iowa State University, where he earned his M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees in entomology. He then served as postdoctoral research associate at South Dakota State University from 1987 to 1988. In March of 1988, he accepted a position as an extension entomologist at the University of Illinois. In 1999, he attained the rank of full professor. Gray currently serves as a professor in the Department of Crop Sciences and as an assistant dean for extension programs in agriculture and natural resources.
Gray's research and extension programs have been interwoven throughout his career at the University of
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