Bachelor's degree: BS Biology from Purdue University
Doctoral degree: Biology, Specialization in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from University of Kentucky
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Behavioral Ecology, Mount Allison University
Courses Taught at Viterbo
General Biology II, Animal Behavior, Environmental Science
My research broadly focuses on the evolution of social and mating behavior in a variety of species (e.g., crickets, isopods, cockroaches, guppies). I am particularly interested in understanding factors affecting the expression of social behaviors related to the boldness-shyness continuum and factors affecting the courtship behaviors of species that display nuptial gift-giving behavior.