Bachelor's degree: B.A. in Biology from University of Northern Iowa, 1994
Minors: Chemistry and Psychology
Master's degree: M.S. in Entomology from Iowa State University, 1998
Thesis: Laboratory technique to bioassay for extractable factors from corn affecting larval feeding and development of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner)(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
Doctoral degree: Ph.D. in Entomology from Iowa State University, 2003
Dissertation: Fitness of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, exposed to transgenic plants and farmer perceptions of transgenic corn.
Courses Taught at Viterbo
General Biology I, Human biology, Research mentor
My research centers on invertebrate diversity studies of local ecosystems.