Marc L. Lame

Clinical Associate Professor

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1992
  • M.S., Auburn University, 1981
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1975


  • Environmental Management
  • Insects and the Environment
  • Management Communication
  • Natural Resource Management and Policy
  • Public Management


Dr. Marc L. Lame is a 20-year faculty member of IU, now serving as clinical professor at SPEA and director of the Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) Program. Lame holds degrees in agriculture, entomology, and public administration. He was an extension integrated pest management (IPM) specialist at the University of Arizona for 10 years and an administrator for Arizona Department of Environmental Quality before joining Indiana University.

By personally inspecting, assessing, and making recommendations, Lame has implemented school IPM programs to reduce the risks from pests and pesticides in 23 states over the past two decades. He was recognized for his extensive work in this area in 2006 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture's National IPM Symposium. The "Monroe IPM Model" that he developed with 20 other nationally recognized IPM implementers is now considered a standard for IPM programs in schools.

Lame serves as the national training coordinator for the IPM education program offered by the National Environmental Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He assisted in the development of the joint EPA/CDC 2010 statement on bed bugs as a national health concern.


  • Inaugural Recipient of (2015) Beyond SPEA Award, SPEA Student Choice Awards
  • Nationally known Integrated Pest Management specialist
  • Agency appointed advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Program
  • Consultant to the National School IPM Steering Committees
  • SPEA Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2006
  • Recognition Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection

In the News

Selected Works

  • "IPM Adoption Process," SCHOOL IPM 2015: Reducing Pest Problems and Pesticide Hazards in Our Nation's Schools. (D. Gouge & T. Green, eds.). (USDA, Strategic Plan). 2008
  • "Use of an implementation model and diffusion process for establishing integrated pest management in Arizona schools," (with D. H. Gouge and J. L. Snyder). American Entomologist, 52:3. (2006). (Refereed)
  • A Worm in the Teacher's Apple: Protecting America's School Children from Pests and Pesticides, Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse (2005)