Blair Siegfried

Blair Siegfried

  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
  • Director of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station
0217 Ag Admin Bldg
University Park, PA 16802

Dr. Blair Siegfried assumed the role of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Director of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station, effective October 1, 2021. He received his B.S. in Biology from Lock Haven University and his M.S. from the University of Florida, studying bark beetle chemical ecology. He earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from The Pennsylvania State University where his research focused on metabolism of plant defensive chemicals by insect herbivores and how the relationship affects insecticide susceptibility. He continued his interests in understanding insecticide resistance evolution using the German cockroach as a model system during his post-doctoral training at Cornell University. He joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 1990, teaching and conducting research in insecticide and environmental toxicology. In 2008, he was awarded the title of Charles Bessey Professor by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for scholarship and creative activity. From 2015-2021, Siegfried has served as the head of the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida. Over the course of his career, Dr. Siegfried’s scholarship in research has resulted in over 200 peer reviewed articles, 14 invited reviews and book chapters, and an additional 18 technical articles and proceedings. His work has also resulted in four published patents with an additional three active patent applications. In 2019, he was selected as Fellow of the Entomological Society of America.