Richard Lindroth, professor of entomology, will join the CALS administrative team as Associate Dean for Research on Nov. 1. In this position, Lindroth will help manage the Research Division of the college and oversee the Hatch and McIntire-Stennis programs.
“We are so pleased that Rick has accepted this position,” says Dean Molly Jahn. “He is an outstanding professor who already has a tremendous understanding of the college’s research enterprise.”
Lindroth joined the UW-Madison entomology department in 1988. He is internationally recognized for his research in chemical ecology with particular emphasis on how plant chemistry mediates ecological interactions, and how these interactions may be affected by global climate change. Lindroth is a former Fulbright Scholar and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
During his 22 years on campus, Lindroth has taken on numerous service roles within his department, the college and the university. He served as associate chair of the entomology department from 1998-2010; as a member of the CALS Academic Planning Council from 1998-2001; and as a member of the university’s Biological Sciences Executive Committee’s Strategic Planning Committee from 2003-2006.