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DelVal dean selected for Annual Achievement Award for Higher Education

Dr. Chris Tipping, interim dean of agriculture and environmental sciences, leads a bug walk.

Oct 01, 2015

The Florida Entomological Society selected Dr. Chris Tipping, Delaware Valley University’s interim dean of agriculture and environmental sciences, for its 2015 Annual Achievement Award for Higher Education in August 2015. Dr. Tipping was chosen for the award for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to students pursuing higher education.

The Florida Entomological Society was founded by a small group of naturalists at the University of Florida in 1916 to promote and stimulate interest in the field of entomology.

Dr. Tipping joined DelVal’s faculty in 2005. In 2011, he became an associate professor and in January 2014 he became of chair the Department of Plant Science. He became interim dean in January 2015. Dr. Tipping earned his M.S. in systematics from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. in entomology and nematology from the University of Florida where he focused on how insects impact the health of plants. His postdoctoral experience includes research at the University of California and North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC). While at NFREC, Dr. Tipping was a member of the First Detector Program, a nationwide initiative designed in part to predict and respond to potential bioterrorism threats to U.S. agriculture.