ABOUT US

We are extension specialists and researchers interested in helping reduce the threat that insects and other arthropods pose to human and animal health.

Mary Ann ‘Mimi’ Rose, Ph.D.
Director, Pesticide Safety Education Program
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Ohio State University Extension
256 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Ct., Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-7489
rose.155@osu.edu
website: http://pested.osu.edu

Timothy McDermott DVM
Extension Educator, Franklin County
Agriculture and Natural Resources
530 W. Spring St. Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 866-6900 Ext 220 Office
mcdermott.15@osu.edu
website: https://franklin.osu.edu/people/tim-mcdermott

Jennifer Andon
Program Manager, Pesticide Safety Education Program
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Ohio State University Extension
256 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Ct., Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-7489
andon.1@osu.edu
website: http://pested.osu.edu

Joe Boggs
Assistant Professor
Commercial Horticulture Educator
Ohio State University Extension / OSU Department of Entomology
OSU Extension, Hamilton County
5093 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 260-1474 Mobile
boggs.47@osu.edu 
website: https://hamilton.osu.edu/ 

Patricia Dennis
Associate Professor
Veteranary Preventive Medicine
Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
(614) 292-1206
dennis.129@osu.edu
website: https://vet.osu.edu/dennis-pam

Rebecca Garabed
Associate Professor
Preventive Medicine
The Ohio State University
A100G Sisson Hall
1920 Coffey Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-1842
Fax: (614) 292-4142
garabed.1@osu.edu
website: https://vet.osu.edu/garabed-rebecca

Dee Jepsen
Assistant Professor
State Agricultural Safety Leader
Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering,
The Ohio State University
Agricultural Engineering Building
590 Woody Hayes Drive, Room 262 Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6008
Fax: (614) 292-9448
jepsen.4@osu.edu
website: https://fabe.osu.edu/our-people/s-dee-jepsen

Scott Kenny
Assistant Professor
FAHRP
168 Food Animal Health/207 Hayden
OARDC
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 263-3747
Fax: (330) 263-3760
kenney.157@osu.edu
website: https://vet.osu.edu/about-us/people/scott-kenney

Ashley Kulhanek
Extension Educator, Medina County
The Ohio State University
Agriculture and Natural Resources
120 W. Washington St.
Medina, OH 44256
(330) 725-4911
Kulhanek.5@osu.edu
website: https://medina.osu.edu/people/ashley-kulhanek

Megan E. Meuti, PhD
Assistant Professor, Entomology
Room  400A Aronoff Lab, 318 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 688-2829
meuti.1@osu.edu
website: https://u.osu.edu/meutilab/

Sarah Noggle
Extension Educator, Paulding County
The Ohio State University
Agriculture and Natural Resources
503 Fairground Drive
Paulding, OH 45879
(419) 399-8225
noggle.17@osu.edu
website: https://paulding.osu.edu/people/sarah-noggle

Gigi Neal
Extension Educator, Clermont County
The Ohio State University
Agriculture and Natural Resources
1000 Locust St.
P.O.Box 670
Owensville, OH 45160
(513) 732-7070
neal.331@osu.edu
website: https://clermont.osu.edu/people/gigi-neal-med

Peter M. Piermarini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
Department of Entomology
1680 Madison Avenue
224 Thorne Hall
Wooster, OH  44691
(330) 263-3641
Fax:  (330)263-3686
piermarini.1@osu.edu
website: https://entomology.osu.edu/our-people/peter-piermarini

Sabrina Schirtzinger
Extension Educator, Knox County
The Ohio State University
Agriculture and Natural Resources
160 Columbus Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 397-0401
shirtzinger.55@osu.edu
website: https://knox.osu.edu/people/sabrina-schirtzinger

Sarah M. Short Ph D
Assistant Professor, Entomology
Room 232B Howlett Hall
2001 Fyffe Rd. Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-8023
Short.343@osu.edu
website: http://theshortlab.org

Jeffrey Workman
Program Coordinator
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Sisson Hall
1920 Coffee Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-9453
workman.45@osu.edu
website: https://vet.osu.edu/extension/contact-us

Curtis Young
Extension Educator, Van Wert County
The Ohio State University
Agriculture and Natural Resources
1055 S Washington St Ste 1
Van Wert, OH 45891-2499
(419) 238-1214
Young.2@osu.edu
website: https://bygl.osu.edu/node/79

Risa R. Pesapane Ph D
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Preventive Medicine and School of Environment and Natural Resources
Room A100K Sisson Hall
1920 Coffee Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-7570
pesapane.1@osu.edu
website: https://u.osu.edu/pesapane