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UW-La Crosse
River Studies Center, Department of Biology


Below is a brief synopsis of my curriculum vitae:
a more detailed and complete PDF version can be downloaded from here


Ph.D. in Biology, 2000, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Dissertation:  Effects of organic carbon and nitrogen availability on nitrification rates in stream sediments.
Advisor: Dr. Gary A. Lamberti

M.S. in Biology, 1995, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Thesis:  Protozoa-bacteria interactions in subsurface sediments and the subsequent effects on nitrification. 
Advisor: Dr. Walter K. Dodds

B.S. in Fisheries Biology and Chemical Science, 1992, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Assoc. in General Studies, 1989, Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS.

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor, 2011-Present, UW-La Crosse, Dept. Biology, La Crosse, WI

Assistant Professor, 2007-2011, UW-La Crosse, Dept. Biology, La Crosse, WI

Assistant Professor, 2005-2007, Fort Hays State University, Dept. Biological Sciences, Hays, KS

Biologist, 2004-2005, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI

Associate Researcher, 1999-2004, UW-La Crosse, Dept. Biology, La Crosse, WI

Courses Taught:

At UW-La Crosse:
General Biology, Organismal Biology Lab, Limnology (plus lab), Standard Methods and Quality Assurance of Water Analysis (plus lab), Capstone Seminar in Biology, Water Quality and Pollution, Forest Ecosystems and Management

At Fort Hays State University:
Human Biology, Humans and the Environment, General Ecology (plus lab), General Microbiology (plus lab), Microbial Ecology, Limnology (plus lab),  Seminar in Biology

Professional Society Memberships:

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

North American Benthological Society