Kent self-identifies as a jack-of-all-trades. He joined the Entomology Department in 1985, having graduated from Fort Hays State University with a master’s in Biology. He was research assistant to livestock entomologist, Dr. Alberto Broce until his retirement. During that time Kent also took over operation of the scanning electron microscope for the department.
Kent transitioned to half-time technician in this lab and half-time computer support for the department. Activities have included design and development of project equipment, assistance with field work, and oversight of lab safety.
Most recently, he has lead with projects related to our modification of the Harstack trap. The modification added an infrared circuit and data logger, making possible counting and time-stamping moth captures.