Cole Gilbert is a professor in the Department of Entomology and the Hays and James M. Clark Director of Undergraduate Biology at Cornell. He has been recognized for his teaching with awards from Cornell, the SUNY Chancellor and the Entomology Society of America. He is interested in all manner of biology and teaches courses in evolution and biodiversity, entomology and comparative physiology. Gilbert also regularly gives field workshops for New York State Master Naturalists.
Cole earned a BS in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and an MS and PhD in entomology from the University of Kansas. It was there that he met his wife and co-leader of CAU trips, Linda Rayor, when they did research together on the behavior of spiders.