Dr. Surles’ Education

Ph.D. – Entomology – 1976

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Research: Biological control of Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides with the use of Rhinocyllus conicus. Published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. ( List of publications available on request).

M.S. – Entomology – 1973

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

B.S. – Biology – 1968

Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA

Professional Development Courses

Numerous continuing education courses with emphasis on business management and marketing. Select courses include:
§ Business Management Training. Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, July 1997.
§ Mergers and Acquisitions. American Management Assn., July 1984.
§ Senior Business Management. Penn State University, Jan-Feb. 1983.
§ Intellectual property…patents and licenses. Licensing Executive Society. Numerous courses 1981-1997