My primary goal as a teacher is to develop creative thinkers who can integrate information and apply it to a problem, rather than regurgitate facts. In other words, I try to create chefs not cooks: individuals that create instead of follow a recipe. 

I view my research laboratory as a place where students can be introduced to hands on, applied research and gain the practical experience needed to compete in today’s workforce. 

My laboratory can accommodate students interested in conservation biology, wildlife/habitat relationships, population biology, and comparative zoology.