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Michael Smith

  • Ph. D. Entomology
  • Professor of Entomology
  • Kansas State University
  • 9Followers
  • 3Following

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Professor of Entomology

Kansas State University

August 1990 - Present


Ph.D. Entomology

Mississippi State University

June 1973 - May 1976(3 years)

M. S. Entomology

Mississippi State University

September 1971 - May 1973(2 years)

B. S. Biology

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

September 1967 - May 1971(4 years)


I am a native of Oklahoma, a Cherokee Indian Nation citizen, & married to Rita Reid Smith, a Registered Pharmacist. Our daughters are Dr. Segen Smith Chase (B. A., K-State, 2000), an internal medicine physician in Manhattan; & Sonder Smith Crane (B. A., K-State, 2004), a resident at Children;s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. They were both concertmasters of the KState Symphony, & our family enjoys listening to & performing vocal & instrumental music. We are active in the First United Methodist Church & support the Manhattan Arts Center. As a family we have traveled to the Czech Republic, France, Great Britain & Italy, but we most enjoy our annual island family vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. My hobbies include gardening, hunting & nature photography. In 2002, I was named a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic and in 2003 a Dissertation Examiner at The Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University in Copenhagen. In 2004 I received the K-State Walter E. Morrison Award & in 2006 I was fortunate to be named a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. I am a member of AAAS, the Entomological Society of America, Gamma Sigma Delta, the Kansas Entomological Society & Sigma Xi. I serve as an editor for the Journal of Economic Entomology, Arthropod Plant Interactions & Biopesticides International.

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