Dr. Ron Wagler is a Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He is also the founder and Director of the Living Arthropod and Environmental Education Laboratory and a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the UTEP Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University and graduated Summa cum Laude.

Before coming to UTEP, he was a middle school science teacher, a high school biology teacher, a university graduate teaching assistant, a university faculty lecturer, a university adjunct professor and a National Science Foundation graduate teaching fellow. Dr. Wagler was also a soybean researcher at the United States Department of Agriculture National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, an entomology researcher at Oklahoma State University and a thyroid research scientist at Abbott Laboratories.