Southern Insect Management Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 346
Stoneville, MS 38776
Ph: (662) 686-5295
Fax: (662) 686-5421
via ARIS system
- Ph.D. University of Arkansas,Entomology, 2007
- M.S. University of Arkansas, Agricultural Economics,2005
- M.S. Mississippi State University, Entomology, 2002
- B.S.M. Tulane University, Accounting, 1995
- 2008 to present, USDA, ARS, Stoneville, MS, Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Research Entomologist
- 2008 to 2008, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, Post Doctoral Assistant
- 2002 to 2007, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Graduate Research Assistant
- 2001 to 2002, Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Raymond, MS, Research Assistant
- 1998 to 2001, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, Graduate Research Assistant
Participation in Scientific Meetings
- Entomological Society of America (2005 to present). Attended 5 meetings and made 4 presentations.
- Entomological Society of America Southeaster Branch (2003 to present) Attended 5 meetings and made 3 presentations.
- Mississippi Entomological Society (2009 to present). Attended 3 annual meetings and made 1 presentation.
- Attended 7 Beltwide Cotton Production and Research Conferences and made 7 presentations.
- Attended 3 Arkansas Crop Protection Association Research Conferences and made 3 presentations (2003-2005).
Organizations and Honors
- Entomological Society of America
- Southwestern Entomology Society
- Mississippi Entomological Association
- Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture
- Dwight Isely Award for outstanding Ph.D. entomology student, University of Arkansas, 2006.
- Vice President, Mississippi Entomological Association, 2010.
- President, Mississippi Entomological Association, 2011.
Dr. Allen is currently doing research on the biology, ecology and insecticide susceptibilities of the corn earworm and various stink bug species on soybean. The economic injury level of the corn earworm is being evaluated at various reproductive growth stages and between different maturity groups of soybean.The goal of this research is to understand the influence of the landscape on insecticide susceptibilities of insect pests and to develop dynamic insect economic thresholds dependent upon soybean growth stage.