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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications


University of North Texas (Denton, Texas): Ph.D. in Ecology Dissertation: Use of GIS and Remote Sensing to Locate Suitable Habitat for Ocelots

Fort Hays State University (Hays, Kansas): M.S. in Biology  Thesis: Dens and Den Sites of Swift Foxes (Vulpes velox) in western Kansas

Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas): B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science   Special Problems Topic: Lekking Behavior of Attwater’s Prairie Chickens


Certified Wildlife Biologist: The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland

Classes Taught

Courses Taught

University of Central Oklahoma

  • UCOL 1112 Blueprint: Biology
  • BIO 1114 General Biology (non-majors)
  • BIO 1224 Biology for Majors: Diversity
  • BIO 1234 Environmental Biology: A Global  Perspective  
  • BIO 3543 General Ecology
  • BIO 3551 Ecological Methods
  • BIO 4264/5264  Mammalogy and Laboratory
  • BIO 4723/5723 Biometrics
  • BIO 4910/5910 Oklahoma Field Biology
  • BIO 4910/5910 Wildlife Ecology and Management

University of Central Missouri

  • AE 1400 Freshman Seminar
  • BIOL 1000 Disciplines of Biology
  • BIOL 1003 Introduction to the Sciences: Ecology
  • BIOL 1110  Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 1112 Biology II/Animal Biology
  • BIOL 2020 Ecology (majors)
  • BIOL 3211 Comparative Anatomy
  • BIOL 3721 Wildlife Management
  • BIOL 4000 Senior Colloquium
  • BIOL 4011 Readings: Behavior
  • BIOL 4012 GIS:  Applications in Wildlife Science
  • BIOL 4012 Wildlife Techniques: Telemetry
  • BIOL 4012 Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 4013 Experimental Design and Analysis
  • BIOL 4014 Internship
  • BIOL 4221 Mammalogy
  • BIOL 4953/5953 Field Ecology: Costa Rica
  • BIOL 4953/5953 Field Ecology: South Africa
  • BIOL 5011 Advanced Mammalogy, Adv. Wildlife Conservation, Landscape Ecology
  • BIOL 5013 Biometry
  • BIOL 5722 Biogeography
  • BIOL 5954 Graduate Topics

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

My research focuses on captive wild animal care and wildlife ecology, specifically the spatial ecology of mammals. I work closely with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and the Nature Conservancy on a number of projects engaging undergraduate and graduate students in scientifically meritorious research. 

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