Dr. Xing Ping Hu

Xing Ping Hu

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Extension Specialist

203 Extension Hall
+1 334-844-6392 (office)
+1 334-844-5002 (fax)

Areas of Interest:

Fundamental Research: arthropods' biology, behavior, physiological / chemical ecology, toxicology, molecular immunology and disease transmission.
Applied Research: developing and advancing Integrated Pest Management (IPM); exploring and evaluating efficacy of new chemicals, formulations, and application methods and alternative IPM tactics.
Pest groups: social insects (termites, ants, cockroaches, wasps, etc.); invasive insects (kudzu bugs, etc.), health pests, veterinary pests.

1998 Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Integrated Pest Management)
1985 M.S., Shandong Agricultural University, China (Entomology)

Professional Experience:

2011-Present Professor & Extension Specialist
2005-2011 Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
2000-2005 Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
1999-2000 Assistant Specialist, Louisiana State University
1998-1999 Extension Associate, Louisiana State University
1993-1998 Visiting Scientist & Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts
1985-1993 Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor, Shandong Agricultural University

Honors & Awards (selected):

  • 2011 - The Guthrie's Award for Achievement in International Agriculture Service
  • 2011-Present - Honorary Professor, Qingdao Agricultural University, China
  • 2009-Present - Honorary Professor, Southwest University, China
  • 2009-Present - Visiting Professor, Yangzi University, China
  • 2007-Present - Adjunct Professor, South China Agricultural University
  • Delegate of Auburn University to "Auburn Garden" ceremony in Wuhan, China
  • 2009 - Visiting Professor, Universiti of Sains Malaysia
  • 2009 - Distinguished Speaker of the year, Entomology, Louisiana State University
  • 2005-2008 - Appointed Graduate Advisor, China Agricultural University
  • 2002-2006 - Honorary Professor, Shandong Agricultural University
  • 2003 - Commending School's Pilot Program of IPM, Senate of AL
  • 2003 - Recognition of Pilot Program of School IPM, EPA

Professional Responsibilities (selected):

  • 2014-present - Alabama IPM Advisory Board
  • 2013-present - Pesticide Safety Advisory Board of Alabama
  • 2010-present - 8th International IPM Symposium Steering Committee
  • 2010-Present - SEB-ESA Student Awards Committee
  • 2010-Present - Reward Committee, 7th and 8th International IPM Symposium
  • 2009-Present - Subject Editor, Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology
  • 2009-Present - Editorial Board, Bulletin of Insectology
  • 2009-Present - Editorial Board, International Journal of Insect Science
  • 2010-2012 - Teaching and Education Technologies Committee, AACAAS
  • 2002-2005 - Correspondence for Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program in Alabama, EPA


  • 2010-Present - Graduate Program Officer
  • 2010-Present - Administrator Evaluation Committee, University Senate
  • 2009-2012 - University Academic Senator, Auburn University
  • 2008-Present - Agricultural College Diversity Committee
  • 2002-2010 - Committee of Departmental Graduate Admissions, Auburn University
  • 2007-2009 - Department Executive Committee, Auburn University
  • 2002-2003 - Faculty Mentoring Selection, Auburn University
  • 2000-2003 - Alabama Association County Agricultural Agent Communication Committee

Current Graduate Students and Scientist:

  • JianJun Guo, visiting scientist
  • Yang Liu (visiting scientist / Ph.D. student from South China University)
  • Julian Golec, M.S. (Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Student Council Senator, 2014 Outstanding M.S. Student)
  • Yuan Zeng, Ph.D. (Graduate Research Assistant, Recipient of the Compatative Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholars Program Awards, 2014)
  • Znar Barwary, Ph.D. (Graduate Research Assistant)
  • David Pugh, Ag.M. (D.V.M. and Veterinary Parasitology Specialist at College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Marta Barba Recreo, M.S. (Resident, Equien Internal Medicine) - committee member

"Device for Pest Control" US Patent No. 5720968. Baruch S. Shasha (USDa), Michael R. McGuire (BRDC), Xing Ping Hu (UMass) and Ronald J. Prokopy (UMass)


Leona and Julian in greenhousePing collect termite in jungle09 FallUrban-Entomol Lab Crew, 2011Prof. Xiangli Dong running bioassaylab crew

Last Updated: August 18, 2014

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