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Back to Directory Allan Hruska Director Global Innovations in Development, Engagement, and Scholarship

308 Manly Miles


Biography: Allan Hruska is a leader of sustainable global development. He researches, advocates for, and leads complex teams and organizations that promote sustainable and nutritious food systems. He is currently the Director of Global IDEAS of Michigan State University. Previously he was Principal Technical Coordinator for Fall Armyworm for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), based in Rome. His first postings with FAO were in Chile and Panama. Before his career with FAO, he was Chair of the Crop Protection Department, Zamorano University, Honduras, Executive Director, NicaSalud, Nicaragua, Assistant Country Director for CARE Nicaragua, and Professor at the National Agricultural University of Nicaragua.

He earned a PhD in entomology from North Carolina State University, an MSc from Duke University, and a BS from the University of Michigan. He is the author of over forty refereed publications, book chapters, reviews, and technical guides and has raised over $75 million in external funding.