Who We Are

Meet the Team

Dr. Doug Golick
Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Entomology

You can find more information about Doug at his faculty page.

Louise I. Lynch
Entomology PhD Student and Departmental Citizen Science Coordinator

Louise Lynch is a Graduate Research Assistant here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Entomology and is studying the educational and behavioral impacts of citizen science on its participants. As part of her position, she gets the opportunity to assist departmental citizen science efforts, including Bumble Boosters, Queen Quest, Milkweed Watch and more.

She received her B.S. in Biological from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. After studying mayfly ecology at the University College-Dublin in Ireland, she decided to stick with entomology. She served as a mosquito biologist and superintendent of mosquito control for a few years in New Jersey before returning to school. She earned her M.S. in Entomology through Nebraska’s distance MS Program during which she curated and constructed an entomology exhibit for a children’s museum. Louise is interested in engaging the public in entomology through nontraditional methods, including citizen science and informal educational programming.

Read more about Louise here.

Erin Ingram
Entomology PhD Student and Departmental Science Literacy Coordinator

Erin got her start in insects as an elementary education major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the early 2000’s. Near the end of her degree, she took an introductory entomology course and much to her surprise discovered a hidden fascination with all things six-legged. After graduation in 2004, she spent several years in the Pacific Northwest as a full-time nanny before returning to Nebraska in 2010 to formally study entomology. After a semester studying beekeeping, she found her masters thesis topic in honey bee toxicology. She is currently combining her background in education with her passion for insects by pursuing a doctoral program focused on insect incorporation in high school biology instruction.

Read more about Erin here.