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Assistant Professor of Biology
PhD Botany, University of Iowa
MS Botany, University of Iowa
BA Biology, Grinnell College
Plant population biology
Plant resource allocation
Biology 132: Plant-Animal Interactions
Assistant Professor of Biology, Lake Forest College, 2008-present
Supervisor for Internships in the Natural Sciences, Lake Forest College, 2006-present
Senior Lecturer in Biology, Lake Forest College, 2006-2008
Visiting Lecturer in Biology, Cornell College, Fall, 1992
Research Assistant, Botany Department, University of Iowa 1984, 1989
Visiting Instructor in Biology, Coe College, 1986
Research Assistant, Zoology Department, University of Iowa and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama 1983, 1986
Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa, 1982-1989
Research Associate, The Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA Medical School, 1981-1982
Research Assistant, The Laboratory of Human Reproduction and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, 1980-1981
Research Assistant, University of California, Berkley, summer 1979
Health Professions Advisory Committee 2010-‐present
Latin American Studies Committee 2009-‐present
Program Advisor ACM Costa Rica and ACM Oak Ridge 2008-‐present Admissions Committee ACM-‐Costa Rica 2011-‐present
Search Committee, Director ACM-‐Costa Rica 2009, 2014
Director, Harmony Sustainability Seminar (Groner Foundation) 2012-‐2014
Director, LFC-‐Monteverde Institute Summer Program (Groner Foundation) 2012-‐2014 Director, LFC-‐Rosalind Franklin University Medical School Summer Program (Groner Foundation) 2012-‐2014
Kemper Foundation Scholarship Committee 2014 Projects for Peace Selection Committee 2013 Student Symposium Committee 2008-‐10, 2012
Campus Sustainability Committee 2008-‐10
|Awards and Grants|
Groner Foundation – Monteverde Institute Summer Program Grant to support travel and 2-‐ month internships in Costa Rica for 4 Lake Forest College students (2012, 2013, 2014), $30,000/year
AIG Award for Course Innovation, Lake Forest College (1998, 2000)
MITC (Midwest Instructional Technical Center) Grant for participation in: Teaching with GIS in the Liberal Arts: It’s Hot, It’s New, Now What Do I Do? A GIS Symposium and Workshop hosted by Colorado College, August 5-‐11, 2007
T.H. McBride Scholarship for Research in Natural History, Lakeside Laboratory Milford, IA (1984, 1985)
Okoboji Protective Association Grant-‐in-‐Aid, Okoboji, IA (1984)
Plant Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Plant Ecology*, Horticulture,Tropical Biology, Ecology of Plant and Animal Relationships*
*Publication #3 is a college text in ecology; Publications #2 and #5 are chapters in a plant ecology textbook.
|Undergraduate Thesis Students (committee chair or co-chair)|
|Lauren Bailey*, 2012 (with Dr. Andrew Wilson, Chicago Botanic Garden), Amber Zahler*, 2012 (with Dr. Stuart Wagenius, Chicago Botanic Garden) Pascal Accoh 2012 (with Dr. Kuei Tseng, RFUMS), Chanalee Hocharoen* 2013 (with Dr. Kuei Tseng, RFUMS), Kayla Stephens*, 2013 (with Dr. Rachel Greenley, RFUMS), Jenifer Yost*, 2014 (with Dr. Louise Egerton-‐Wharburton, CBG), Jillian Pastick* (with Dr. Stuart Wagenius, CBG), Luis Beltran, current|
Ecology of pollination and seed dispersal. In: M. Crawley, Editor, Plant Ecology, Second Edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications, London, 1997. (with H.F. Howe).
Resource allocation to sexual and asexual reproduction in the Jerusalem Artichoke Helianthus tuberosus L. (Asteraceae). Ecology 74:2136-44. 1993.
Ecological Relationships of Plants and Animals, Oxford University Press, New York 1988 (paperback edition 1990; German edition 1992; Italian edition 1996). (with H. F. Howe).
Pollination and seed dispersal. In: M. Crawley, Editor, Plant Ecology. Blackwell Scientific Publications, London. 1986. (with H. F. Howe).
Early consequences of seed dispersal in a neotropical tree (Virolasurinamensis). Ecology 66:781-791. 1985. (with H. F. Howe and E. W. Schupp).
|Community Involvement and Professional Affiliations|
Advisory Committee – Wildlife Discovery Center, Lake Forest, IL, 2012-‐present
Science Advisory Committee – Lake Forest Openlands, Lake Forest, IL 2009-‐2012 Member – Ecological Research as Education Network 2012-‐present
Member – American Botanical Society 1991-‐present
Member – Ecological Society of America 1989-‐present