May R. Berenbaum - (Chair)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MAY R. BERENBAUM, Chair, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and Professor and Department Head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Berenbaum earned her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University and has been a member of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1980, chairing the department since 1992. Her research addresses the chemical mediation of interactions between plants and insects and encompasses multiple hierarchical levels, ranging from molecular mechanisms to community structure. In addition, she is concerned with the practical application of ecological principles to insect-plant interactions in an agricultural context. For this research, she has received many honors, including the Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America, and is a fellow of the Entomological Society of America and the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Berenbaum currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and is President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. As a member of the National Academy of Sciences, she serves on the Division on Earth and Life Studies Committee and has chaired National Research Council boards and study committees, including the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Committee on the Status of Pollinators.
Thomas E. Bundy
U.S. Department of Agriculture [Retired]
THOMAS E. BUNDY is a former Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In his 31 years experience as an attorney for the USDA, he supervised legal work for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), including the control and eradication of plant and animal diseases and pests. He was instrumental in the drafting and passage of the Plant Protection Act and the Animal Health Protection Act, and is very knowledgeable concerning USDA's animal and plant quarantine authorities and their application, both domestically and internationally. He has instructed APHIS employees on how to implement and enforce those authorities. Since retiring from the Federal government in 2002, Mr. Bundy has consulted with various organizations, including the Pew Charitable Trust Initiative on Food and Biotechnology regarding USDA’s authority under the Plant Protection Act and the Animal Health Protection Act. Mr. Bundy received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Sean B. Cash
University of Wisconsin-Madison
SEAN B. CASH is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Consumer Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Rural Economy at University of Alberta (Canada). His research focuses on the economics and policy of environmental protection, resource conservation, food, and health. Recent research areas include border enforcement for reducing invasive species risks, risk ranking in food safety issue, the impact of economic incentives on consumer health, and corporate incentives to participate in cooperative resource management schemes. He has provided expert input to Alberta’s inter-agency taskforce on invasive species risk assessment tools. Dr. Cash serves on the executive committee of the food safety and nutrition section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University.
Rachael E. Goodhue
University of California, Davis
RACHAEL E. GOODHUE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Goodhue’s work has a strong public policy focus, and her research is concentrated in two areas: the industrial organization of agriculture, particularly agricultural contracts; and agri-environmental policy, particularly pesticide regulation and the economics of invasive species. Her interests include property rights and institutions governing natural resource use, including impacts of property rights design for pastoralist systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and negotiations over water rights and use in California and France. Dr. Goodhue has served on editorial boards including the Associate Editor, Agricultural Economic, 2007–2009; Editorial Council, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006; the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics, and the Review of Industrial Organization. She is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Goodhue holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Vincent P. Jones
Washington State University
VINCENT P. JONES is a Professor in the Department of Entomology and head of the Insect Ecology and Behavior Laboratory, located at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Washington State University. His background and experience involve the use of various aspects of population biology, ecology, and insect behavior to improve integrated pest management (IPM) of insects and mites. Dr. Jones seeks to improve IPM programs by developing much of the basis of management systems (e.g., sampling/monitoring systems for key pests, phenology models, basic information on life history and population demography, dispersal). His current projects are focused on improving biological control in tree fruit orchards. Towards this end, Dr. Jones directs a recently funded Cooperative States Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES), U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Research Initiative Grant with 9 others from California, Oregon and Washington. In addition to active research, Dr. Jones has developed an outreach program based on emerging knowledge on IPM for the WSU Decision Aid System that help growers and fieldmen optimize their pest management strategies. Dr. Jones is an accomplished scientist with over 92 refereed articles and book chapters. His professional service includes: Reviewer (1999–2005), President (2006), and President-Elect (2005) Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference. He holds a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of California at Riverside.