UWI Alumnus Professor Carlyle Brewster recognised with emeritus status

UWI Alumnus Professor Carlyle Brewster recognised with emeritus status

Carlyle Brewster, Professor of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Professor Emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. He obtained his bachelor's degree from The UWI and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

Since 1999, as a member of the Virginia Tech community, this UWI Pelican made important contributions to entomology through his scholarship in quantitative ecology focusing on approaches for the management of arthropod pests in natural, urban, and agricultural ecosystems. He was principal or co-principal investigator on several research grants of more than $2.5 million that covered a wide spectrum of entomological research. He served as graduate program director for the Department of Entomology for more than a decade, providing consistent academic and personal support to many successful graduates. He was the major advisor to 13 master's degree and doctoral degree students, helping them to find successful careers in both academia and industry. Additionally, he was active in the Entomological Society of America through service on numerous committees at the branch and national levels, including service as subject editor for Environmental Entomology. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

Source: Zeke Barlow – Virginia Tech

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