Gregg Henderson, the Paul K. Adams Professor of Urban Entomology at the LSU AgCenter, recently received the 2012 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology from the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

The award in recognition of Henderson’s research accomplishments that address major urban insect problems was presented at the recent annual branch meeting in Little Rock, Ark.

Among the accomplishments cited in his recognition is his status as a dynamic speaker. Henderson has been invited to present at 33 professional meetings, several universities and more than 200 trade and professional meetings.

He also has published more than 100 refereed papers, written four book chapters and written more than 75 other articles spanning a diversity of research from the very basic to the very applied.

Henderson’s work has resulted in 20 patents, and he has been awarded over $6.5 million in grants. In addition, he has garnered several professional awards and recognitions.

Henderson joined the faculty of the LSU AgCenter in 1990 and was named the Paul K. Adams Professor of Urban Entomology in 2007. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Rutgers University, his master’s degree in entomology from Washington State University and his doctorate in entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.