Jeffrey Lockwood

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The Infested Mind
(Jeffrey Lockwood)

Jeffrey Lockwood earned a Ph.D. in entomology from Louisiana State University.  He worked for 15 years as an insect ecologist at the University of Wyoming, publishing more than 100 scientific papers and pioneering a method of IPM for rangeland grasshoppers.  In 2003, he metamorphosed into a Professor of Natural Sciences & Humanities in the department of philosophy where he teaches environmental ethics and philosophy of ecology, and in the program in creative writing where he is the director and teaches workshops in non-fiction. 

He has published three collections of environmental/spiritual essays through Skinner House.  His other books include: Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier (Basic, 2004), Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War (Oxford, 2008), Philosophical Foundations for the Practices of Ecology (Cambridge, 2010), and The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe and Love Insects (Oxford, 2013).  His work has been honored with a Pushcart Prize, the John Burroughs award and inclusion in the Best American Science and Nature Writing

His current projects are a book on the ways in which the energy industry as censored science, art and education (Behind the Carbon Curtain, UNM Press, 2016) and a noir mystery novel featuring an ex-cop-turned-exterminator (Poisoned Justice, Pen-L Press, 2016).