Caralisa Breidenbaugh

Caralisa Breidenbaugh

Associate Lecturer

Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus
Ashtabula, OH

Phone: (440) 964-4575


Course(s): VIN 112 - Botanical Viticulture

Caralisa Breidenbaugh earned a B.S. in Botany (1994) from Cal Poly, Pomona.  During this time, she worked in the campus greenhouses and conducted a research testing a foliar fertilizer.  After graduation, she worked in a biological control lab in the Entomology Department at the University of California, Riverside as a Research Associate.  Her first project investigated morphological differences between populations of a mealybug pest of grapes and citrus in Coachella Valley, Ca.   

When her family moved to Ohio in 1999 she transitioned to a teaching career.  She earned an M.S. in Biology (2008) from Youngstown State University.  In 2010, Caralisa took a full-time teaching position with Kent State University on the Ashtabula campus.  She teaches several classes, including: Life on Planet Earth, Integrated Pest Management, Horticultural Botany, Medical Terminology, Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Experience in Biology Laboratory. 

To stay active in research and entomology, Caralisa spends several weeks a year on a mosquito control project in North Dakota and attends annual entomological meetings.   She also enjoys running, backpacking, cycling, gardening and travel.  This summer (2018) she spent a month in Spain becoming certified to teach yoga.