Dr. Les Mehrhoff received both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UConn and was a collections manager in EEB until his retirement in 2009. He was instrumental in the IPANE project, and was widely regarded as the foremost authority on the plants of New England
Carl W. Rettenmeyer, founding Director of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, was a life-long student of Army Ants and their guests, documenting over 350 different kinds of animals that live with a single species of ant
Carl W. Schaefer was one of the world’s foremost authorities on Hemiptera/Heteroptera, authored more than 240 papers and (co-)edited 7 books, and edited Annals of the Entomological Society of America for 25 years.
James A. Slater was a world authority on the true bug family Lygaeidae; he named numerous new species and genera in hundreds of publications on the group. He was also an authority on milk glass and early New England gravestone carvers
Dr. Francis (Frank) Trainor was a phycologist and member of the EEB Department for more than 40 years, training 19 Ph.D and many M.S. students. He retired in 1997