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Research Interests

Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions


B.S. University of Illinois (Ecology, Ethology and Evolution)
M.S. University of Illinois (Biology)
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego (Biology)

Honors & Awards

1997-2000 Canon National Parks Science Scholar
2000 George C. Eickwort Student Research Award (IUSSI)
2001-2003 Miller Research Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science
2009-2010 I.C. Gunsalus Scholar, University of Illinois
2010-2012 University Scholar, University of Illinois
2014 Distinguished Visiting Scientist, CSIRO, Darwin, Australia
2015 Department Exective Officer Fellow, Committee for Instructional Cooperation (now Big Ten Alliance)
2017 LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
2017 University of Illinois Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Office Address

515 Morrill Hall
505 S. Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Phone

(217) 244-6631


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