Education

1991  Ph.D., Biology: University of California, Riverside, CA. Advisor Dr. Vaughan H. Shoemaker.

1987  M.S., Biology: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Advisor C. O’Neil Krekorian.

1981  B.A., Biology: Pomona College, Claremont, CA.

Professional History

2014 – present

Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

2012 – present

Director, IPFW Environmental Resources Center, Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

2003 – 2010

Chair of Biology, Department of Biology, Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

2003

Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

2000 – 2012

Director, Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management, Indiana-University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

1998 – 2003

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

1992 – 1998

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

1993

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside, CA. Comparative Anatomy.

1991 – 92

Betz Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, with Dr. James R. Spotila.