2004 Ph.D., Entomology, University of Florida.
1998 M.A., Education, Tufts University
1997 B.S. Biology, cum laude, Tufts University
2015- Associate Professor, Biology Department, University of Central Florida.
2011-5 Assistant Professor, Biology Department, University of Central Florida.
2008-11 Assistant Professor. Biology Department, Central Connecticut State University. Coordinator, Professional Education Program (secondary education teaching certification), Biology Department, CCSU.
2005-08 Postdoctoral Associate. Biological Sciences, Florida State University.
2018-21 USDA AFRI. Insect services and disservices: impacts of dung beetles and fire ants on central Florida ranchlands.
2016-20 Florida Fish and Wildlife Service. Eliminating fire ants around Florida Grasshopper Sparrow nests.
2015 Sea Turtle Grants Program. A rapid, non-toxic system for control of fire ants along Florida beaches, with special emphasis on Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, Florida.
2010-14 NSF DEB 1020415 Collaborative research: Community assembly in natural and disturbed ecosystems: testing the role of ecological sorting in ant community assembly. + REU supplements.
Conservation Biology and Conservation Biology Theory: Development and application of theory, principles, factual knowledge, and techniques of population ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology, biogeography, and systematics to the conservation of biodiversity. 4 credits. Graduate students.
Conservation Biology: A class room course focused on the science of conservation biology with an emphasis on the impact of humans on the environment. 3 credits. Undergraduate biology majors.
Current postdoctoral scholars:
Dr. Roisin Stanbrook
Current graduate students:
Past graduate students:
Leo Ohyama, MA Biology Summer 2019
Philip Schadegg, MA Biology Fall 2019
Christen Steele, MA Biology Summer 2016
Hester Dingle, MA (non-thesis) Biology Spring 2016
Vinnie Coello, MA (non-thesis) Biology Spring 2016
Robert Clark, MA Biology Fall 2010.
Raquel Carson, MA Biology Summer 2010.
Associate editor, Ecological Entomology