Dr. Hopkins is an Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist with the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Department of Entomology, and has been located at the Cooperative Extension Service Headquarters in Little Rock since 2002. He initially joined the Cooperative Extension Service as the Insecticide Testing Coordinator in 2000.
Prior to this, Dr. Hopkins spent 16 years in the chemical industry (All in the SE US) with Union Carbide and Rhone-Poulenc. John earned his Ph.D. (Major/Entomology Minor/Plant Pathology) from the University of Arkansas in 1983, his M.S. (Entomology) from Clemson University in 1980, and his B.S. (Microbiology) from Clemson University in 1976.
As an Urban Entomologist, Dr. Hopkins’ extension program focuses on pest management education and training for extension clientele in the areas of structural and household pests, turf and ornamental pests, and fire ant management.