Teaching. In Fall 2016, I am teaching BIO 111 (Concepts in Ecology and Environmental Issues), along with one of the lab sections. I am also teaching BIO 248 (Biostatistics) and lab sections of BIO 239 (Animal Ecology, Development and Evolution). In Spring 2016, I taught BIO 231 (Genetics, lecture and lab), BIO 313 (Advanced Mendelian and Population Genetics), and BIO 548 (Research Design and Statistics [graduate]).
Interests. My research interests are broad, and center on questions in evolution and ecology, primarily using approaches involving genetics/genomics and bioinformatics. I am an active proponent of evolution education, serving on the Education and Outreach Committee of the Society for the Study of Evolution, and as Lead Editor of the Society's peer-reviewed educational resource, the EvoEd Digital Library. I am the Editor-in-Chief of the recently released Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (Academic Press, 2016).
To help students develop more sophisticated understanding of population genetics concepts, I have developed a free population genetics computer simulation for classroom use (EvolGenius). I've compiled versions for Windows and Mac; the executables, source code, user guides, and program validation can be found on my linked EvolGenius page. I've also developed a multiweek molecular population genetics exercise, the "Cow Diversity Project;" the link brings you to the related materials published in the EvoEd Digital Library.
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|