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Siena College, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. I'm excited to teach undergraduate courses in this new capacity and build an interdisciplinary research program that integrates undergraduates, and investigates urban wildlife ecology & conservation, human-wildlife interactions, and spatial ecology.

My interests explore the behavioral ecology of wildlife, particularly carnivores, to understand how animals are responding to changing environments while also seeking to better understand human–wildlife interactions to reduce or prevent conflicts and maintain human valuation of our wildlife species.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Cornell University
M.S. SUNY University at Albany
B.S. SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2016 - Now Assistant Professor Siena Collge
2014 - 2016 Lecturer of Wildlife Science Paul Smith's College
2014 - 2016 Visiting Assistant Professor Siena College
2013 - 2014 Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Sciences Siena College
2012 - 2013 Instructor of Wildlife Science Paul Smith's College
2005 - 2012 Doctoral Candidate / Graduate Research Assistant Cornell University
2002 - 2004 Master's Student SUNY Albany
2001 - 2005 Wildlife Research Assistant NY State Museum, Research and Collections

Current Research

  • Behavioral ecology and human-wildlife interactions
  • Carnirore ecology and conservation
  • Urban wildlife ecology and management