Teaching. In Fall 2015, I taught two sections of BIO 111 (Concepts in Ecology and Environmental Issues), BIO 248 (Biostatistics), and a lab section of BIO 239 (Animal Ecology, Evolution and Development). In Spring 2016, I am teaching 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 (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 the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (Academic Press), which will be released in May 2016. I also serve as Editor of the EvoED Digital Library, a peer-reviewed educational resource maintained by the Society for the Study of Evolution. 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|