B.A., 1984, Biology, Pomona College, CA
M.S. and Ph.D., 1991, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, at the University of Arizona, Tucson
|Special Science Projects:
|NEW! ISU's Graduate Fellowships
in K-12 Education Project (ISU NSF-GK-12) funds graduate and undergraduate
students and K-12 teacher partners to enhance science and engineering in Idaho.
Find out more at the ISU GK-12 website.
| NEW BIOLEARN web page for pre-service and in-service
high-school biology teachers! Access lesson plans and all
sorts of other useful links to help you implement inquiry-based learning!
|Teaching- To learn about new teaching methods, strategies, and topics
to bring into my classrooms, I participate in various discussions and
dialogues on faculty development (including preparing graduate students
to become college faculty), assessment, undergraduate research, and
science education (Project Kaleidoscope,
Council on Undergraduate Resarch,
National Science Teacher's Association
(NSTA), National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT))
I am the lead faculty member associated with the Doctor of Arts graduate degree program in Biological Sciences at ISU.
Graduate students may be supported by GK-12 Fellowships, TA-ships, and/or Research Assistantships.
|Martha Bonilla: Female reproductive behavior of Nicrophorus.||
M.S. Melissa Merrick: Thermal physiology of flight in Nicrophorus
M.S. Kira Pontius. Phenotypic plasticity and elevational effects on reproductive behavior in Nicrophorus
M.S. Erin Olson. Alternative female reproductive strategies in burying beetles.
M.S. Kevin Buffington. Geographic distribution and range expansion in western Nicrophorus.
|Maura Buehner: Carcass takeover rate in Nicrophorus||
Master of Natural Science (MNS) degrees, non thesis, for H.S. and Community College teachers.
Russel Grahn, Liana Litzinger, Scott Shramek, Melissa Lamb
|Jennifer Howeth: Competition between N.defodiens and N. investigator||Completed:|
|Jodi McKay, Jose Ramirez, Andrew Stoddard, Trent Jensesn,
Danyal Karamatullah - DNA paternity analyses
D.A. Mark Lung: Vigilance and group behavior of Elk in Yellowstone
D.A. Scott Smidt: Oviposition behavior of damselflies
D.A. Meredith Burnett. Morphometric analyses of salmonid fishes.
D.A. Todd Hartle. Scientist-teacher partnerships.
|Lots of others!
|D.A. Bill Siebold. Cooperative learning|
|D.A. Ellen Gerton. Reproductive strategies and iteroparity in the burying beetle.|
|D.A. Carrie Hall. Acoustic communication across Nicrophorus: stridulation and reception.|