BenU faculty since 2004
Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona (2002-2004)
PhD, Cornell University (2002)
BS, University of Illinois (1993)

Courses Taught
Ecology, Ecology Lab, Plant-Herbivore Interactions, Animal Behavior, Principles of Organismal Biology, Insect Biology

Awards and Recognitions
Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence by Fulltime Faculty 2012

Research Area
Plant-insect interactions, behavioral and chemical ecology, butterflies and other insects

Current Reasearch Projects

  • Ecological field work including surveys and samples of plants and butterflies in the local area. Behavioral observations on the host-plant choices of the black swallowtail butterfly. Physiological plant ecology of native prairie plants. Preference and performance assays with caterpillars and moths, continuing a study to look at the effects of plant nutrient status with these insect behaviors.

China Pollination Project

For information about the China Pollination Project
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Cheryl Heinz, Ph.D.

Scholl 167 | 630-829-6581
cheinz@ben.edu

 


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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
Acting Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

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