Curriculum Vitae

Department of Biology Work Phone: 330-972-5122

Department of Biology

University of Akron

Akron, Ohio, 44325-3908

Academic History:

2007- present Director of the University of Akron Field Station, Glenny Professor of Biology

2006-Present  Professor of Biology, University of Akron

2001-2006  Associate Professor of Biology, University of Akron

1995-2001  Assistant Professor, University of Akron

1994-1995  University of New Mexico. Postdoc with AS Evans. Evolution of Seed Dormancy.

1991-1994  University of New Mexico. NSF Environmental Biology Postdoc with DL Marshall.

1987-1991  University of California Riverside. Ph.D. Biology with NM Waser.   “Adaptive significance of floral nectar production rate for the hummingbird-pollinated plant Ipomopsis aggregata.”

1985 University of Adelaide, S. Australia. Visiting student, Zoology with DC Paton.

1983-1987  University of California Riverside. MA Biology with NM Waser. “Mechanisms of competition for pollination between two Colorado wildflowers.”

1979-1982  University of California, Davis. BS Entomology.

1978-1979  College of Sequoias, Visalia, California.

Research Interests:

Adaptive nature of floral traits; plant-animal interactions, especially plant-pollinator relationships; plant reproductive and population ecology; plant mating patterns and population genetics; evolutionary genetics; foraging behavior of nectar feeding animals; seed and germination ecology.



Awards & Fellowships:

  • Editorial Board, Ecology and Ecological Monographs. 2004-
  • Chair of the Ecological Society of America Plant Population Biology Section. 2004-2005, Vice-chair 2003-2004
  • Member, working Group at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS, Santa Barbara) to link empirical & theoretical studies of pollen limitation. 2002-4
  • Intel International Science Fair Co-Chair for Environmental Science, May 2003 (Invited)
  • Invited contributor to the Ecological Society of America�s Special Feature on Nectar Biology (2002)
  • Favorite Faculty Award, University of Akron Residence Halls. 2002
  • Outstanding Biology Teaching Assistant, UC Riverside, 1990.
  • Graduate Council Fellowship UC Riverside, 198790 (University fees, stipend).
  • Rotary International Fellowship 1984 (Funded 1 year of study in Australia).

Funded Research Grants: