Raymond A. Cloyd is assistant professor of Ornamental Entomology and Integrated Pest Management in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. His appointment combines research, teaching, and extension. Dr. Cloyd has held positions in private industry as a landscape maintenance supervisor and greenhouse manager. He earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from Purdue University.
Nancy R. Pataky is plant clinic director and extension specialist in plant pathology in the Department of Crop Sciences, at the University of Illinois, Urbana. She received her master's degree in Plant Pathology from the University of Illinois.