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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications


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

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

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


Certified Wildlife Biologist: The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD

Classes Taught

Courses Taught

University of Central Oklahoma

Prefix   Number                      Title                                           UG or G                     

BIO     1114                General Biology (non-majors)                        UG

BIO     1225                Biology II for Majors and Lab                        UG

BIO     1234                Environmental Biology: A Global  Perspective  UG

BIO     3543                General Ecology                                             UG                 

BIO     4264/5264       Mammalogy and Laboratory                          UG/G

BIO     4723/5723       Biometrics                                                       UG/G

BIO     4910/5910       Oklahoma Field Biology                                UG/G

BIO     4910/5910       Wildlife Ecology and Management                UG/G

University of Central Missouri

Prefix   Number                      Title                                                    UG or G                     

AE       1400                Freshman Seminar                                          UG                 

BIOL  1000                Disciplines of Biology                                    UG                 

BIOL  1003                Introduction to the Sciences: Ecology            UG                 

BIOL  1004                Introduction to the Sciences: Ecology            UG      online

BIOL  1110                Principles of Biology

BIOL  1112                Biology II/Animal Biology                             UG                 

BIOL   2020                Ecology (majors)                                         UG      online and F2F

BIOL  3211                Comparative Anatomy                                   UG

BIOL  3721                Wildlife Management                                     UG      online and F2F

BIOL  4000                Senior Colloquium                                          UG

BIOL  4011                Readings: Behavior                                         UG/G

BIOL  4012                GIS:  Applications in Wildlife Science             UG/G

BIOL  4012                Wildlife Techniques: Telemetry                        UG/G

BIOL  4012                Animal Behavior                                              UG/G

BIOL   4013                Experimental Design and Analysis                 UG/G

BIOL   4014                Internship                                                        UG/G

BIOL   4221                Mammalogy                                                    UG/G    hybrid and F2F

BIOL  4953/5953       Field Ecology: Costa Rica                               UG/G

BIOL  4953/5953       Field Ecology: South Africa                             UG/G

BIOL  5011                Advanced Mammalogy, Adv. Wildlife              G

                                       Conservation, Landscape Ecology

BIOL   5013                Biometry                                                         G

BIOL   5722                Biogeography                                                  G

BIOL   5954                Graduate Topics                                              G

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

My research focuses on captive wild animal care and wildlife ecology, specifically spatial ecology of mammals. I work closely with 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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