Teaching. In Spring 2014, I am teaching BIO 112 lecture (Concepts in Human Biology and Health Issues), BIO 313 (Advanced Mendelian and Population Genetics), and laboratory sections of BIO 236 (Cell and Molecular Biology). Other recently taught courses include BIO 111 (Concepts in Ecology and Environmental Issues), BIO 121 and BIO 122 lecture and lab (Principles of Biology I and II), BIO 235 lecture and lab (Ecology, Evolution and Genetics), BIO 248 (Biostatistics), BIO 548 (Research Design and Statistics [graduate]), and PSC 300 (Law and Science [political science]).
Interests. My research interests are broad, and center on questions in evolution and ecology, primarily using approaches involving genetics/genomics and bioinformatics. I am a strong proponent of evolution education (BioScience (2005) VIEWPOINT: What Every Undergraduate Should Know about Evolution (and Why)), and served for two years as Lead Editor of population, quantitative and evolutionary genetics for Nature Education (Scitable). I am currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of a forthcoming Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology and as the Editor of the EvoED Digital Library, a peer-reviewed educational resource of the Society for the Study of Evolution. With Drs. Scott Edwards (Harvard) and Jory Weintraub (National Evolution Synthesis Center), I coordinate Undergraduate Diversity at SSE/SSB, a program supported by the National Science Foundation to send undergraduates to the annual Evolution research conference. I have also developed a population genetics computer simulation (EvolGenius) for classroom use.
Phone: (610) 606-4666, ext 3501
Office: Miller Building, Room 24
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196
|Scuba photo by Bill Forsee, Earthwatch volunteer, 2011|