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Weller Named Museum Director


Susan J. Weller is the new director of the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History and professor of entomology at UNL. She joined Nebraska in October from the University of Minnesota where she was executive director and curator of invertebrates at the Bell Museum of Natural History and professor of entomology. Active in scientific and museum organizations, Weller is vice president-elect of the Entomological Society of America and will be president in 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Grinnell College and her doctorate in zoology from the University of Texas. At UNL, Weller will lead Nebraska’s premier natural history museum, which has more than 5 million specimens in its research collections and a statewide mission of research, education and public outreach. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. She succeeds Priscilla Grew, who retired after 12 years as museum director.

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