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DAA: Rick L. Brandenburg

Rick L. Brandenburg

Rick L. Brandenburg


Raleigh, NC | Distinguished Ag Alumni: 2013


Rick L. Brandenburg, B.S. 1977, is the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Distinction in the department of entomology at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He is co-director of the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education and is an internationally recognized authority on insect pest management in turf and peanut. Brandenburg has been invited to speak in nearly 20 foreign countries about turfgrass insects. Brandenburg recently joined an international project funded to improve the agricultural infrastructure in Liberia and is working to develop projects to address diet and nutrition problems in West Africa. 1977    B.S., Entomology, Purdue University 1981    Ph.D., Entomology, North Carolina State University 1981-1985  Assistant Professor, Research and Extension                  Entomologist, University of Missouri, Columbia 1985-present  North Carolina State University, Raleigh                      Assistant Professor, Extension Entomologist,                      1985-1988                      Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist,                      1988-1989                      Professor, Research and Extension Entomologist,                      1993-present                      Co-director, Center for Turfgrass Environmental                      Research and Education, 2001-present                      William Neal Reynolds Professor of Distinction,                      2007 1999-2000   Visiting Professor, Department of Zoology and                   Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria,                   South Africa 2002    John V. Osmun Alumni Professional Achievement            Award, Purdue University 2003    Fellow, American Peanut Research and Education            Society 2004    Fellow, Entomological Society of America 2004    Entomological Foundation's 2004 Recognition Award            Award in Urban Entomology, Entomological Society of            America 2005    North Carolina Entomological Society Outstanding            Contributions to Entomology Award 2007    Lawn and Landscape and Bayer Environmental            Science National Leadership Award