I recently completed my PhD in Biology and Environmental Science at Ball State University. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Wright State University - Lake Campus. My background is largely organismal biology, ecology, environmental science, and conservation (B.Sc. Ohio Northern University). I am involved with a variety of research projects studying freshwater fishes and macroinvertebrates. In particular I am interested in the evolution of morphological and ecological niche among North American freshwater fishes, aquatic community - environmental relationships, and modeling long term variation in Midwestern US fish assemblages.