Ecologist brings passion for nature to class
Trine University - Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences
M.Sc. - Wright State University, B.S., Ph.D. - Ohio University
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My research focuses on biogeochemical cycling in aquatic systems. Specifically I am interested in how human activity such as agriculture and mining alters biological processes within streams and lakes.
I am the token ecologist and teach a variety of ecology courses at Trine University. I try to bring my experiences and passion for the natural world to my students. I attend conferences pertaining to aquatic sciences as a member of the Society for Freshwater Science.
Since becoming the faculty advisor for Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society (Tri-Beta) we have conducted a very popular annual spring sale of plants grown by the student members of the society here at Trine.
I enjoy encouraging many young students' passion for the sciences as a judge for the Northeastern Indiana Tri-State Regional Science fair at Trine. It has been a great opportunity to interact with the teachers, alumni and judges.
Outside the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our children.