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Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman

Research Leader


Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman

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Professional Preparation

         Institution                                     Major                     Degree                  Year

Pennsylvania State University             Biology                   B.S.                      1975

Pennsylvania State University             Entomology            M.S.                      1980

Michigan State University                   Entomology            Ph.D.                     1983

Employment/Professional Experience

2002- present        Research Leader & Location Coordinator, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ.

1999- present        Adjunct Scientist, Dept. of Entomology and Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

1985- 2002            Research Entomologist & Lead Scientist, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ.

1990-present         Member of the Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

 
Honors and Awards

- Entomology Society of America, North Central Branch, J.H. Comstock Outstanding Graduate Student

  Award, 1983

- Eastern Apiculture Society, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 1983

- Eugenia MacDaniel Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University, 1983

- Election to International Bee Research Society Council, Cardiff, England, 1995

- USDA Secretary’s Award for Public Service for creating a WWW page to transfer technology about

   honey bees and pollination, 1996

- Western Apiculture Society Award for Outstanding Service to Beekeeping, 1997

- Eastern Apicultural Society J.I. Hambleton Award for Outstanding Research, 1998

- PWA - EEO Award for innovation leading to the development of a program to use beekeeping to teach

  career goals in science to young Native Americans, 1998

- Election to Publication Council, Entomological Society of America, 2001-2003

- Outstanding College of Agriculture Alumnus, Pennsylvania State University, 2007

- Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Outstanding Technology Transfer- West and Mid-Continent

  Region, 2011

- USDA-ARS Outstanding Technology Transfer Award, 2011

- Alumni Fellow - Pennsylvania State University, 2011

- USDA-ARS-Pacific West Area Scientist of the Year, 2018

- Outstanding Alumni- Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, 2019

 
Current Research Areas

Mathematical modelling

Honey bee nutrition

Varroa population dynamics and control

Effects of fungicides on queen development, worker physiology, and colony survival

Overwintering colonies in cold storage