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Biographical Sketch

Education Background

University of Georgia (9/87-1/92). PhD degree in Zoology.  
Dissertation Title - Molecular and demographic characterization of hybridization in natural and experimental populations of mosquitofish.

Texas Tech University (1/80-7/82). MS Degree in Wildlife Science.  
Thesis Title - Population ecology and genetics of the eastern cottontail rabbit in the Texas Panhandle.

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (8/75-5/79). BS Degree in Wildlife Management and Biology.

Professional Experience

Professor, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife and Department of Zoology, Michigan State University (6/07-present).

Associate Professor, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife and Department of Zoology, Michigan State University (6/01-6/07).

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University (12/97-6/01).  

Head-U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division, Molecular Ecology Laboratory, Alaska Science Center (3/93-11/97).

Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Laboratory of Dr. Terry Burke in the Department of Zoology at the University of Leicester (1/92-2/93).  

Research Technician III – Laboratory of Dr. Michael Smith at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory(2/83-8/88).

Professional Societies

American Society of Mammalogists
Society for the Study of Evolution
Ecological Society of America
Society for Conservation Biology
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
American Fisheries Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Personal Background

I was raised in Milwaukee, WI, and in northwestern WI.  I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, canoeing and cross-country skiing as well as competitive intramural sports.

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