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Kacie Athey

Kacie Athey
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

266 National Soybean Research Ctr 1101 W. Peabody Dr. Urbana IL 61801

Program Areas
Faculty and Extension Specialist

Dr. Athey contributes to the understanding of non-chemical insect control within specialty crops systems. Her research combines field research with molecular gut content analysis to study practical insect control applications and arthropod food webs.


  • PhD. Entomology, University of Kentucky, 2017
  • M.S. Entomology, University of Kentucky, 2010
  • B.S. Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sept. 2020-present
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Washington State University, 2019-2020
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky, 2017-2018
  • Senior Laboratory Technician, University of Kentucky, 2010-2016