Maya Hayslett

4-H Crop Sciences Program Specialist
Maya Hayslett

Areas of Focus

  • Agronomy
  • Entomology
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Horticulture

Professional Awards

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences P&S Outstanding New Professional Award. Iowa State University. 2022.
  • Waukee APEX Catalyst Award. 2021.
  • Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Team CYtation Award. 2019.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award. American Phytopathological Society. 2015.
  • Honored Instructor Recognition. Division of University Housing, University of Wisconsin. 2011.


  • Future scientists and farmers: Youth outreach to promote concepts of Integrated Pest Management. Poster presented at the National Plant Health Meeting. 2019.
  • Ag Innovators Experience: Monarchs on the Move. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference. 2018.
  • Identifying Critical Plant Science Skills: An Industry Survey Approach. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Annual Conference. 2017.
  • Take your course and flip it. Webinar presented by the American Phytopathological Society Teaching Committee. 2016.
  • Blending and flipping: the rewards of a blended classroom for teaching plant pathology for non-biology majors, American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 2015.
  • Serological tests of transgenic crops learning module. Poster presented at the American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 2012.
  • Editing in Wikipedia to learn concepts in plant pathology. Poster presented at the American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 2011.

Published Research

  • Spakes Richter, B., Poleatewich, A., Hayslett, M., and Stofer, K. 2018. Finding the Gaps: An Assessment of Concepts, Skills, and Employer Expectations for Plant Pathology Foundational Courses. Plant Disease. 102: 1883-1898.
  • Hayslett, M., Juzwik, J., and Moltzan, B. 2008. Three Colopterus beetle species carry the oak wilt fungus to fresh wounds on red oak in Missouri. Plant Disease. 92:270-275.
M.S. Plant Pathology, 2007, University of Minnesota
B.S. Biology, 2003, Iowa State University
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