Divisional Dean for Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
BS, Biology, University of Texas at Arlington
MS, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Florida, 1982
Major Area of Research -- Ecology and natural history of mammals, especially rodents and bats
Comparative Chordate Anatomy
Biology of Mammals
Seminars in Biology
I've been on the Biology faculty at Baylor University since Fall 1983. I have served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and was recently appointed as Divisional Dean for Sciences.
My research pertains to various aspects of the biology of mammals and other vertebrates. Recent research includes impact of invasive species (red imported fire ants; Old World bluestem grass) on the small-mammal community, and roosting ecology of bats in forests and in urban settings. My students (both graduate and undergraduate) and I have published papers in assorted scientific journals including the Journal of Mammalogy, Canadian Journal of Zoology, American Midland Naturalist, Western North American Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, and Texas Journal of Science. Our research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Geographic Society, Nature Conservancy, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and various private foundations.
I'm always on the lookout for energetic students to involve in research projects. There are lots of local opportunities for studying mammalian ecology. Please contact me . . . I'll be eager to visit with you!