Education

Granted 2012, Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech., Geosciences

Advisor: Dr. Michal Kowalewski

Committee: Dr. Fred Read, Dr. Ken Eriksson, Dr. Shuhai Xiao, and Dr. Lindsey R. Leighton


Granted 2007, Master of Science, San Diego State University, Geosciences

Advisor: Dr. Lindsey R. Leighton

Committee: Dr. Stephen Schellenburg, and Dr. Brian T. Hentschell

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Professional Experience

2015-present Assistant Professor - Miami University of Ohio

2017-present Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology - Miami University of Ohio

2014-2015 Visiting Assistant Professor - Colorado College

2012-2014 Post-Doctoral Associate - Florida Museum of Natural History


National Science Foundation Funding

2019-2024 Awarded - CAREER: Identifying Ecosystem Properties Promoting Stability and Resistance: Modeling Late Ordovician Paleocommunity Dynamics and Functioning across the Richmondian Invasion” (PI C.L. Tyler )

2016-2020 Awarded - "The Evolutionary Significance of Biotic Interactions: A Comparative Study utilizing Echinoid Associated Traces" (PI's C.L. Tyler and M. Kowalewski)

2016-2020 Awarded - "Mesozoic Tethyan Paleocommunity Dynamics: Modeling Complexity and Stability during Times of Biotic Escalation and Community Restructuring" (PI's P.D. Roopnarine and C.L. Tyler)

2011-2014 Awarded - "Higher-Taxon Fidelity: Comparative Taphonomy of Marine Benthic Associations in Holocene Depositional Systems of Coastal North Carolina" (PI's M. Kowalewski and C.L. Tyler)


Other Recent Funding

2018 PREP Award, Miami University of Ohio

2017 PREP Award, Miami University of Ohio; Graduate School Scholar Assistantship student RGA, Miami University of Ohio

2016 Tech Fee Fund, Miami University of Ohio; Undergraduate Summer Scholar Grant, Miami University of Ohio; Graduate School Scholar Assistantship student RGA, Miami University of Ohio

2015 Committee on Faculty Research Grant, Miami University of Ohio; Collage of Arts and Sciences New Faculty Summer Research Grant, Miami University of Ohio


Recent Collaborators

Kristina Barclay, University of Alberta

Sandy J. Carlson, University of California at Davis

Troy Dexter, Gerace Research Centre

Ashley Dineen, UC Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley

Tobias Grun, Florida Museum of Natural History

Michal Kowalewski, Florida Museum of Natural History

Lindsey R. Leighton, University of Alberta

Steven Mendonca, University of Alberta

Darrin Molinaro, University of Alberta

Liz Petsios, Baylor University

Roger Portell, Florida Museum of Natural History

Peter D. Roopnarine, California Academy of Sciences


Honors

2011 Graduate Fall Fellowship

2011 Gose Summer Fellowship

2010 Charles Edward Sears Summer Fellowship

2010 Paleontological Society Field Course Scholarship (Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador, Bahamas)

2010 Nomination for the Philanthropic Education Organization Scholar Award

2009 Conoco-Philips Graduate Scholarship

2009 C.G. Tillman Summer Fellowship

2008 Friday Harbor Laboratories Research Assistantship

2006 San Diego State University Equity Fellowship

2006 Friday Harbor Laboratories Fellowship

2006 Women's Association Scholarship