Teaching. In Spring 2017, I am teaching BIO 231 (Genetics, lecture and lab), BIO 360 (Human and Biomedical Genetics), and BIO 548 (Research Design and Statistics [graduate]). In Fall 2016, I taught BIO 111 (Concepts in Ecology and Environmental Issues, lecture and lab), BIO 248 (Biostatistics), and lab sections of BIO 239 (Animal Ecology, Development and Evolution).
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|