Dr. Larry J Vaughan

Director for Program Development

Expertise: Entomology

Education: B.S., Biology, Oklahoma State University, 1985; Ph.D., Zoology, University of California-Berkeley, 1995.

Languages: English, French, Pulaar

Countries of work experience: Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, Ukraine

Experience Summary: Dr. Vaughan is an entomologist specializing in biological pest control and integrated pest management (IPM). His research experience has focused on the behavioral and physiological aspects of insect ecology.

Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Dr. Vaughan worked for two years as a forestry extension agent in Senegal as a Peace Corps volunteer. He served as an IPM trainer for Virginia Tech’s USAID-funded project in Ukraine and as project coordinator for Virginia Tech’s USAID-funded effort to promote biological control methods against grasshoppers and locusts in Sub-Saharan Africa.