Braman named Honorary Member of ESA

In recognition of her long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Entomological Society of America, Dr. Kris Braman has been selected as an Honorary Member of the Society in 2023.

This elite membership, reserved for only 1% of total membership, acknowledges those who have served ESA for at least 20 years through significant involvement in the affairs of the Society that has reached extraordinary levels.

Braman’s past research focused on the ecology and management of insect pests of turf and ornamental plants and investigating ways to improve the sustainability and profitability of urban plant productions and landscape pest management. Now her research and teaching goals are centered around conservation of pollinators and other beneficial arthropods.

With her students, Braman has produced over 200 publications including 159 refereed journal articles and 16 book chapters. As the department head and professor of entomology at the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, she leads a highly ranked department of 42 faculty, 56 staff and 178 students across three campuses.

Braman’s participation in and service to ESA began during her graduate school days. She has consistently encouraged faculty and students in her department to be involved in service to the Society at the local, regional and national levels.

"Your recognition reflects wonderfully on UGA and the Southeastern Branch. We appreciate your decades of service to the Society and your ongoing commitment to entomology in all its manifestations. You’ll never know how many people you have touched and all the lives you have contributed to,” said Dr. Nancy Hinkle, professor of entomology at UGA.

Congratulations, Dr. Braman on this well-deserved honor!

Kris Braman and Miriam Edelkind-Vealey Dr. Kris Braman (pictured right) with Miriam Edelkind-Vealey, graduate research assistant