Dr. Vince Jones earned a BS degree in Biology from San Diego State University. He attended the University of California (UC) at Riverside for his PhD degree and focused on spider mites attacking citrus for his dissertation research. He did postdoctoral research at UCR on ornamental pests. He spent 3 years on the faculty of Utah State University at Logan where he conducted research on arthropod pests of deciduous fruit tree crops. Afterwards, Dr. Jones accepted a professorship in the Entomology Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. He conducted research and taught for 12 years in Hawaii, focusing on IPM and biological control in tropical fruits, coffee, and macadamia nuts. In 2000, he joined the Entomology faculty stationed at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center at Wenatchee, WA. He is currently a Professor of Entomology and focuses on non-chemical control of insects and mites attacking apples.