Department Staff

Michael Wall, Ph.D. , Curator of Entomology

Pamela Horsley, Collection Manager and Registrar
(619) 255-0193

Research Associates

Dr. John Brown
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution

David Faulkner
Consultant for Environmental Surveys and Forensic Entomology

Dr. Tomas M. Mustelin
Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease

Dr. Marshal C. Hedin
San Diego State University

Departmental Associates

Mr. Ron McPeak
Mr. James Berrian
Mr. Matthew Graham
Ms. Daniela E. Ramirez C.

Field Associates

Robert Parks


The Entomology Department has a large and active volunteer staff who are responsible for specimen preparation and sorting, as well as participating in the research activities of the department. There is work available at a range of levels, to suit those with little background in entomology as well as those with extensive training and experience.

If you are interested in volunteering in this or other opportunities, please complete an online application on the volunteer pages. The Director of Volunteers will contact you to schedule an interview or invite you to an orientation.