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Jessica Fultz

Jessica Fultz, M.S.

Associate Lecturer
Laboratory Education & Entomology

Office: Life Sciences 351

(208) 282-3821


BIOLAB - Laboratory Instructor Training website

Potential Pollinating Insects

Curriculum Vitae

Arthropod Identification for the Community


M.S. Entomology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
B.S. Biological Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Biographical Sketch

Jessica Fultz received her undergraduate training at Montana State University (MSU) - Bozeman in biology and biotechnology. After graduation, she worked as a technician for an immunology and infectious diseases laboratory but wanted to experience field research and applied for graduate school. As an entomology M.S. student at MSU, she spent three summers in Central Montana at the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest studying insect and plant interactions. After graduating in 2005 she was hired as an insect diagnostician and pesticide applicator program assistant for the Montana State University Extension Service. She came to Pocatello in August 2007 but continued to work remotely for MSU while teaching as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University. Upon request from Mary Ann Stoll, the laboratory supplies supervisor at the time, Jessica along with 40 other applicants applied for the instructional laboratory coordinator position and, after the interview process, was hired in May 2008.

Jessica creates laboratory content for BIOL 1101L, 1102L, and 2227L for both the Pocatello and Idaho Falls campuses. She trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants as well as adjunct instructors in regards to each lab exercise, laboratory safety and maintenance, and constructive learning environments.

Jessica created the BIOLAB Laboratory Instructor Training website (isu.edu/biology/biolab) in 2008 and has continuously updated and added content to that site. She transferred it to the content management system TerminalFour implemented by ISU in the Summer of 2017 and continues to maintain that site.

Scholarly Works

O'Neill, K.M., J.E. Fultz, and M.A. Ivie. 2008. Distribution of adult Cerambycidae and Buprestidae (Coleoptera) in a subalpine forest under shelterwood management. Coleopterist's Bulletin. 62, (1), 27-36.

J.E. Fultz. 2005. Effect of Shelterwood Management on Flower-visiting Insects and their Floral Resources. Montana State University. Thesis.

O'Neill, K. M., R. P. O'Neill, S. Blodgett, and J. E. Fultz. 2004. Composition of Pollen Loads of Megachile rotundata in Relation to Flower Diversity (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 77 (4), 619-625.


J.E. Fultz, updated tri-annually. Biology: Human Concerns Laboratory Manual. ISU Department of Biological Sciences.

J.E. Fultz, updated tri-annually. Biology I Laboratory Manual. ISU Department of Biological Sciences.

J.E. Fultz, updated bi-annually. Biology II Laboratory Manual. ISU Department of Biological Sciences.

Tharp, C. and J.E. Fultz, 2008. Reviewed 2017. Chemicals and Animal Safety. MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program.

Tharp, C. and J.E. Fultz, 2008. Montana Private Pesticide Certification Manual. MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program.

Fultz, J. E., M. Pokorny, and R. Petroff. 2007. Forest Pest Control. Montana Department of Agriculture.