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DAA: Rick L. Brandenburg

Rick L. Brandenburg

Rick L. Brandenburg


Raleigh, NC


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