Current positions: September 2007- present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA.
Research Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA.
Sole proprietor, Cicada Research, P.O. Box 822, Storrs CT USA.


Previous position: August 2004- August 2007

Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA.


Education and training:

Postdoctoral Fellow October 1999- May 2004
Department: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA.
Advisor: Dr. Chris Simon.
Research: Speciation and Reproductive Character Displacement in North American, New Zealand, and Australian cicadas.

Ph.D. June 1992- May 1999
Department: Department of Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA.
Advisor: Dr. Richard D. Alexander.
Thesis: Sexual behavior in North American cicadas of the genera Magicicada and Okanagana.

M.Sc. Sept. 1990- May 1992
Department: Department of Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA.

B. Sc. Sept. 1986- May 1990
Department: Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA.
Advisors: Drs. Rob DeSalle and Charles Remington.
Thesis: Biochemical approaches to phylogeny among the insect orders Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Neuroptera, and Megaloptera.
Awards: Honors, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.


Research Interests:

Speciation, reproductive character displacement, genetic boundary analysis, phylogenetic reconstruction, mating behavior evolution, signal evolution, sexual selection, North American periodical cicadas, selected other North American cicada species, Australian cicadas, New Zealand cicadas.


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