Faculty Profile

Maggie Douglas

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (2017)

Contact Information


Kaufman Hall Room 105


Dr. Douglas studies the ecology of agricultural systems with an emphasis on the roles of insects and other invertebrates as friend and foe to food production. Her research employs eclectic methods ranging from field experiments to meta-analysis, and is oriented to practical application through dialogue with farmers, beekeepers, conservation organizations, and policy makers. Her interests include integrated pest management, biological control, soil conservation, ecotoxicology (esp. neonicotinoid insecticides), and socio-ecological dynamics of pesticide use.

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., Oberlin College, 2004
  • M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  • Ph.D., 2016

2024-2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024

ENST 305 Applied Entomology
Permission of Instructor Required. Insects are the most diverse and abundant animals on Earth. This course will introduce students to their biology and identification, interactions with human societies, and frameworks for their study, management, and conservation. Particular emphasis will be placed on Integrated Pest Management as a framework to guide the human-insect relationship. Class meetings will incorporate significant student participation including presentation and discussion of the scientific literature. Laboratories will provide students with opportunities to develop skills in entomological methods and discover the diversity of insects in the surrounding region.