Present Rank: Assistant Professor
Appointment: 75% Teaching/25% Extension
Population ecology and management of big game species and predators, habitat use and selection of big game species and predators, interactions of predators and prey, and sexual segregation and resource partitioning in ungulates, animal damage, reptile and amphibian surveys, reptile and amphibian habitat requirements, wildlife and zoonotic diseases, and wildlife education.
Troy Athens High School, Troy Michigan 48083; June 1986.
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859; Bachelor of Science, December 1990.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907; Master of Science Biology, May 1994.
Thesis: Poststrike Elevation in Tongue-Flicking Rate and Strike-Induced Chemosensory Searching in Several Families of Lizards.
South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota 57007; Ph.D. Biological Sciences, July 1998.
Dissertation: Habitat Selection of a Declining White-Tailed Deer Herd in the Central Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming.