Celeste Welty is an Extension Entomologist and Associate Professor of Entomology at Ohio State University’s main campus in Columbus. She is a native of Pennsylvania, with a Ph.D. degree in entomology from Cornell University. She has been at Ohio State for 33 years, with responsibility for extension and research on pests of vegetable and fruit crops, as grown on commercial farms and in home gardens. She evaluates pest monitoring methods and multi-tactic controls that are used in integrated pest management programs for sweet corn, squash, muskmelons, peppers, cabbage, apples, and hops. She also teaches college courses in pest management and in pesticide science.