John K VanDyk

John K VanDyk

  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor


Contact Info

403 Science 2
2310 Pammel Dr.
Social Media and Websites


  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2003
  • M.S., Iowa State University, 1996
  • B.S., Dordt College, 1992

John VanDyk is the maintainer for, a photographic online guide to arthropods of North America.

He leads information technology efforts for the CALS/LAS Web Team and the Biology IT group which provides services to Plant Pathology, Entomology and Microbiology; Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Genetics, Developmental and Cellular Biology; and Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology.

Please do not email insect images directly to John for identification; because of the volume of email he receives he is unable to reply to individual requests for identification. Rather, upload the image(s) on the ID Request page.