Biography

     I come to Emory & Henry by way of Boston, Massachusetts! My research interests focus on small mammal (rodents, insectivores etc.) systematics and evolutionary biogeography, in particular island populations of the northeastern United States and Canadian Maritimes. I plan to continue my island work in southern New England (Block Island, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket), Maine (Mt. Dessert Island, Deer Island), and the Canadian Maritimes (Grand Manan Island, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, and Prince Edward Island) during the summer months. I also plan to conduct small mammal surveys on "habitat islands" to investigate differences among mountaintop populations along the Appalachian chain. 

     I have been teaching and working with undergraduate students for almost 20 years. Here at Emory & Henry, I'm teaching General Biology, Organismal Biology, Vertebrate Zoology. 

Educational Background

Ph.D. Biology (2005) Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts-Systematics & Phylogeography of Insular White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in northeastern North America.

M.Sc. Biology/Zoology (1997) Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts-Fossil Reptiles and Amphibians from the late Paleocene Bison Basin, Wyoming.

B.A. Biology/Marine Science (1991) Boston University