Ph.D., Biology, Arizona State University
M.S., Fisheries, Aquaculture and Pathology, University of Rhode Island
B.S., Zoology, University of Massachusetts
I have been a faculty member at Westminster College since 2000, and I currently serve as biology program coordinator. I teach Anatomy & Physiology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, and Evolution, as well as introductory and non-majors biology courses. My research interests center on comparative structure/function questions, ranging in scale from molecules and cells up the level of the organism. I have a particular interest in fish; for example, current ongoing projects are exploring functional anatomy of the paddlefish, Polyodon spathula. I am also a long-serving member of the Medical Professions Advisory Committee (MedPAC).