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Katherine Parys

Research Entomologist

Katherine Parys

Contact Information

Southern Insect Management Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 346 Stoneville, MS 38776
Ph: (662) 686-5275
Fax: (662) 686-5421




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  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Entomology, 2011
  • M.S. Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Environmental Biology, 2004
  • B.A. University of Rhode Island, Biology, 2002

Work Experience

  • 2012 to present, USDA-ARS, Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Entomologist
  • 2011 to 2012, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Research Associate
  • 2006 to 2012, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Spring 2005, Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA, Live Animal Center Intern
  • Summer 2005, Upward Bound, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, Adjunct Instructor
  • 2002 to 2004, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA, Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Fall 2000, Naval Security Group Activity - Northwest, Chesapeake, VA, Environmental Intern

Organizations and Honors

  • Member, Entomological Society of America
  • Member, American Arachnological Association
  • Member, The Coleopterist's Society
  • Treasurer, The Entomology Club at LSU (2007-2011)
  • Member, The Entomology Club at LSU (2006-2012)

Scholarships and Awards

  • LSU Graduate School Student Travel Award, $140 (2010)
  • LSU Graduate School Student Travel Award, $250, (2009)
  • Entomological Society of America: Linnaean Games, 2nd place, Southeastern Branch (2009)
  • Entomological Society of America: Photo Salon, 3rd place, Traditional Macro (2009)
  • Clarion University Biology Department Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year (2004)
  • Clarion University Foundation Award- Graduate Student Research Grant, $1,300 (2003)University of Rhode Island Centennial Scholar (1998-2002)
  • Robert A. Rainville Student Leadership Award Finalist, nominated individually for work with the URI 101 mentoring program and as a team awards for the University Aquatics Program (2002)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Member (2001-present)
  • University of Rhode Island Centennial Scholar (1998-2002)