Moneen  Jones Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Moneen Jones

Assistant Research Professor
University of Missouri

I am a row crop entomologist for the University of Missouri. I work at a research facility in the Bootheel of Missouri, where you can find a variety of row crop such as cotton, rice, wheat, sorghum, soybean, and corn. My research lab conducts baseline susceptibility to insecticides for crop pests. We use this information to screen field populations of insect pests for resistance to insecticides. We then look for differences in detoxifying enzymes between populations.


I was a returning adult student when I finished my Associates degree in 1999. When I was halfway through my bachelors degree at Elmhurst College, I decided to go for my doctorate. I finished two Masters degrees, Geography & Environmental Science and Biology at Northeastern Illinois University. I figured I had twice the opportunity to find a doctoral advisor. My life could have gone in either direction, but I was chosen by an extension entomologist at the University of Illinois for my Ph.D, and that made the decision for me.

I was given the opportunity to learn about research and extension responsibilities while I was a doctoral student. I used that experience to help me obtain a post doc position with the University of Florida, where I worked with citrus pests, and then onto my current position as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Missouri.

Missouri has a range of row crops and no shortage of insect pests. There's always a problem to solve when it comes to resistance management.

How the book idea came along was through an invitation from one of my dissertation advisors, Jacqueline Robertson. She taught me everything I know about bioassays and resistance screening. We continued to work together on publications and grants while I was a post doc. She invited me to be an author on her 3rd book in August of 2014, and we were working on it when she expectantly passed away from pneumonia in July of 2015. I wasn't going to let her down, so I finished the book for us. The book is a dedication to everything she taught me as a student of bioassays.


    Phd, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Integrated Resistance Management, Toxicology, Bioassays

Personal Interests

    Reading, Knitting, Sewing, Scrap booking


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