- B.S. Biology - Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
- M.S. Biology - Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Jody has been conducting entomology research at the Lake Erie Regional Grape Research and Extension Center in North East, PA 16428 for the last six years. Her main research focus has been control methods for the grape berry moth and how this knowledge can be applied to management programs. Other areas of research include biocontrol of primary vineyard insect pest, efficacy trial, and organic insecticide trails. Most recently grants have been obtain to study control methods for Japanese beetles and the multicolored ladybird beetle and also to research the alternate hosts of the grape berry moth.