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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., 1992, Texas A&M University
    • Dissertation:  Genome Size Evolution in the Class Mammalia.
  • M.Sc., 1986, Fordham University
    • Chromosomal variability in the New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis (Bangs, 1895) with evidence for the recognition of a new species.
  • B.Sc., 1984, Fordham University

EMPLOYMENT

  • Assistant Professor: 2001-present, Department of Biology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
  • Curator: 2001-present, Portland State University Museum of Vertebrate Biology, Portland, Oregon.
  • Research Associate: 1999-present, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Research Assistant Professor: 1995-present, Department of Biology and Division of Mammals, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico.
  • Adjunct Curator of Vertebrates: 1993-present, Dióscoro Rabor Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Phillipines.
  • Research Associate: 1993-present, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
  • Assistant Chief, Medical Ecology Unit: 2000-2001, Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Research Assistant Professor: 1995-2000, Department of Biology and Division of Mammals, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico.
  • Curator of Mammals: 1999-2000 University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum; University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Instructor: 1997, Albuquerque Technical and Vocational Institute (Anatomy & Physiology).
  • Faculty Research Fellow: June-August 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Assistant Professor: 1994-1995, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey University College.
  • Scientist-in-Residence: 1993-1994, Thomas More College, Ohio River Biological Research Station.
  • Assistant Curator and Coordinator: 1992-1994, Philippine Biodiversity Inventory Program; Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor: 1993, Department of Biology, The College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Associate Editor: 1987-1991, The Southwestern Naturalist.
  • Graduate Assistant, Teaching: 1986-1991, Texas A&M University, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, College Station, Texas.
  • Graduate Assistant, Teaching; 1991, Texas A&M University, Department of Biology, College Station, Texas.
  • Research Assistant; 1987 Section of Mammals, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Graduate Assistant, Teaching; 1986-1991, Texas A&M University, Wildlife & Fisheries Dept, College Station, Texas.
  • Research Assistant; 1985-1986. Department of Herpetology, New York Zoological Park, Bronx, New York.
  • Intern; 1985, Department of Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York (served in Bolivia).
  • Environmental Health Technician; 1983-1985, Bureau of Environmental Health Protection-Medical Entomology Laboratory, Westchester County Health Department, White Plains, New York.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant; 1984-1986, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, Bronx, New York.

 

TEACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Courses taught at other universities

    • University of New Mexico:
      • Graduate/Undergraduate: Mammalogy; Systematics; Research Seminar; Ethics in Research Seminar; Research Techniques Seminar.
    • Albuquerque Technical and Vocational Institute

      • Undergraduate: Human Anatomy and Physiology (lecture, laboratory).
    • University of Puerto Rico:
      • Undergraduate courses: Introductory Biology (majors and non-majors); Ecology; Herpetology, Evolution; Vertebrate Zoology; Animal Behavior; Conservation Biology; Seminar in Research Techniques.
    • Texas A & M University:
      • Natural History of the Vertebrates (laboratory and lecture substitution); Mammalogy (Laboratory and lecture substitution); Chordate Anatomy (Laboratory only).
    • Fordham University:
      • Graduate courses: Mammalogy Laboratory; Principles of Ecology Laboratory.
      • Undergraduate courses: Biological Concepts Laboratory; Zoology Laboratory.
    • College of Mount Saint Joseph:
      • General Biology (non-majors; lecture and laboratory).
    • Thomas More College
      • Vertebrate Biology, Ichthyology, Aquatic Biology (guest lecturer).
    • Miami University of Ohio
      • Vertebrate Biology (guest lecturer).

SERVICE

Service to Profession

  • Service to Scientific Organizations

    Committees

    • National Science Foundation Panel Member, International Programs (International Research Fellowship Awards; biology); January 1998, 2000; invited for 2001.

    • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Expert Witness (rodent morphology)

    • Steering Committee Co-Chairman, Joint American Society of Mammalogists - European Mammal Society - Spanish Society of Mammalogy Meeting; held 19 - 24 June 1998, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

    • IUCN/SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group (for whom I run the listserver "LAGOMORF")

    • IUCN/SSC Rodent Specialist Group (for whom I run the listserver "RODENT-L")

    • International Relations Committee, American Society of Mammalogists

    • Systematic Collections Committee, American Society of Mammalogists

    • Program Committee, American Society of Mammalogists

    • Ad-hoc Web Subcommittee of the Committee on Information Retrieval, Amer. Soc. Mammalogists

    • Biological Anthropology search committee, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

    • Computer Systems Administrator search committee, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office

    Meeting Sessions Chaired

    • Evolution & Population Biology, North American Bat Research Symposium, October 1998

    • Biogeography of the Southwest, Southwestern Association of Naturalists, April 1998

    • Biogeography, American Society of Mammalogists Meeting, June 1997

    • Conservation Biology: ecological and behavioral factors, Ecological Society of America Meeting, August 1997

HONORS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Grants

    • Lubee Foundation, $186,243: "A Field Guide to the bats of Sulawesi." Principal Investigator, funded.

    • National Science Foundation, $220,001: Division of Environmental Biology, Systematic and Population Biology, Systematic Biology Panel: "Molecular Zoogeography of Indo-Pacific Rodents." PI, with Juan Carlos Morales (Columbia University).

    • New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, $10,000: "Biogeography, systematics, and taxonomy of montane cottontails, genus Sylvilagus, in the Americas" Funded 1 June 2000 - 31 May 2001.

    • National Institutes of Health, $86,601: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Hantavirus infections: ecology, immunity, and treatment (5P01 AI3978-03)-Research supplement for underrepresented minority investigator." 1 August 1999-31 July 2000.

    • New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, $10,000: "Biogeography, systematics, and taxonomy of New Mexico's montane cottontails, genus Sylvilagus." Funded 1 June 1999 - 31 May 2000.

    • National Science Foundation, $80,747: Division of Environmental Biology, Research Collections in Systematics and Ecology Panel: "Improvement of the Museum of Southwestern Biology's Biological Materials Collections: A genetic resource for the 21st Century." Co-PI, with T. L. Yates and W. L. Gannon. Funded February 1999.

    • National Geographic Society, $20,000. Biodiversity in Sulawesi's Central Peninsula: A new species of macaque? Funded April 1998.

    • The Field Museum of Natural History, $950 Collections Use Grant. Accepted for February 1998.

    • Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, $12,550: "Biogeography and evolution of rodents in Wallacea: a molecular approach using mitochondrial and nuclear genes." Principal investigator, with Juan Carlos Morales (Columbia University).

    • National Science Foundation/University of Wisconsin (Madison) Linkages Program, $6,000: Summer Faculty Research Fellowship with Dr. John A. W. Kirsch; DNA/DNA hybridization studies of Southeast Asian Rodentia.

    • Howard Hughes Foundation, $3,000: "Ecological and morphological variation in Puerto Rican tetrapods: Pilot proposal for long term investigative research and training in zoology." Funded for 1 January - 31 December 1995.

    • The Field Museum of Natural History, $650 Collections Use Grant. Accepted for January 1994.

    • The Nature Conservancy, $1,500: "Systematic status and conservation of the Trans-Pecos cottontails, genus Sylvilagus." 1990-1991.

    • Memorial Student Center-Jordan Institute for International Awareness, $1,500; to hold a symposium entitled: "Fragile communities: Ecological perspectives in the Americas."

    • Texas A&M University Graduate College Award, $125 to present a paper entitled "Nuclear DNA content variation in Chiroptera: a genome size approximation to the question of monophyly versus paraphyly in bats," at the Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Manhattan, Kansas, June 1991.

    • Ludwig and Paula Altman Cell Biology Travel Fund, $280; to present a paper entitled "Chromosomal variability in the New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis: evidence for a major subdivision in the species" at the Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Madison, Wisconsin, June 1986.

    • Seivers' Grant, $125 to attend Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Madison, Wisconsin, June 1986.

    • Theodore Roosevelt Fund of the American Museum of Natural History, $800 for thesis project entitled "Chromosomal variation in the New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis." 1985-1986.

    • Ludwig and Paula Altman Cell Biology Travel Fund, $250; to present a paper entitled "Analysis of hair morphology in the Ursidae using scanning electron microscopy," at the Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Orono, Maine, June 1985.

    • Department of Chemistry, Fordham University, $500; for computer facilities use.