Curriculum Vitae

Wendy L. Reed

North Dakota State University
            Department of Biological Sciences
            P.O. Box 6050, Dept 2715
            Stevens Hall, 1340 Bolley Drive
            Fargo, ND 58108-6050
            Phone: 701-231-5921
            FAX: 701-231-7149
            Email: wendy.reed@ndsu.edu

Education

1994-2000       Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Zoology and Genetics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Advisor: Carol M. Vleck. Dissertation: Maternal effects in the American coot: Consequences for offspring growth and survival.

1988-1992       B.A., Biology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Advisor: Paul R. Sotherland. Thesis: Characteristics of eggs and hatchlings of the altricial double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) and the precocial ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis).

Professional Experience

2009-present    Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

2002- 2009       Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

2000-2001        Post Doctoral Scientist, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  Mentor: Ellen D. Ketterson.

Administrative

2012-present       Head, Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

2010-2011           Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

2009-2010           Assistant Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

                        Research Internships

                      1997-1999       Student Researcher, Delta Waterfowl and Wetland Research Station.

1995-1997       Research Assistant, Iowa State University and Palmer Station, Antarctica. Principal Investigators: Carol Vleck and Theresa Bucher.  Reproductive endocrinology of Adelie penguins.

1992-1994       Research Technician, Kellogg Biological Station LTER site, Michigan State University. Principal Investigator: G. Philip Robertson.  Influence of farming practices on green-house gas emissions.

1992                Research Intern, University of Louisiana Medical Center, New Orleans. Principal Investigator: Kurt Varner. Effects of cocaethylene on cardiac physiology.

1991                Research Intern, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University. Principal Investigator: Mike Kauffman. Importance of gut micro-fauna on cricket growth rates.

Professional Development and Leadership Training 

2012    FORWARD Leadership Development Workshop, facilitated by Fast Track Leadership, NDSU, March 2012.

2011    National Academies Summer Institute for Undergraduate Education in Biology, Northstar Summer Institute, Minneapolis MN, July 2011.

2010    Emerging Leaders, NDSU College of Science and Mathematics seminar series, invited participant, 2010-2011 Academic Year.

2009    LEAD (Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity) National Workshop for SEM Chairs and Faculty. Fayetteville, AR. June 2009.

2008    WEBS (Women Evolving Biological Sciences) Symposium. Eatonville, WA. October 2008.

Teaching

2002-present      North Dakota State University. Endocrinology, Physiological Ecology, Animal Behavior, General Biology, Ornithology, various independent seminar topics

2000-2001           Indiana University. Biology of Birds, Professional Ethics for the Bio-Behavioral Sciences

            1994-2000           Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University. Introductory Biology, Principles of Physiology, Evolutionary Genetics.

Awards and Honors

2011    National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, National Academies of Science
2009    College of Science and Mathematics Ambassador’s Award for Excellence, NDSU
2008    Award for Excellence in Service, College of Science & Mathematics, NDSU          
2001    Karas Award, Outstanding Dissertation in the Behavioral Sciences, Sigma Xi, ISU Chapter
2000    Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University
1999    International Funding Award for Graduate Students & Postdocs, Iowa State University
1999    Outstanding Student Presentation, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
1999    Hochbaum Travel Award, Delta Waterfowl Foundation
1998    EEB Scholarly Excellence Fellowship, Iowa State University
1998    Best Student Paper, American Ornithologists’ Union Council
1998    Teaching Excellence Award, Iowa State University
1998    Student Travel Award, Cooper Ornithological Society
1997    Graduate Volunteer Award, Archbold Biological Station
1996    Myrle Burke Scholarship in Ornithology, Iowa Academy of Sciences
1994    Premium for Academic Excellence Fellowship, Iowa State University
1992    Lewis H. Batts Science Award, Kalamazoo College
1992    Undergraduate Thesis Honors, Kalamazoo College
1991    Mary Long Burch Scholarship, Kalamazoo College

Grants Funded

2012    NSF, NDSU Advance Leap Lab Renovation: Birds and Bats: developing infrastructure for ecological research at NDSU.  $60,000. PI

2012    NSF, NDSU Advance FORWARD Course Release Grant $10,000 PI

2012    ND INBRE: Associations among carotenoids and elements in avian eggs $8,000 PI.

2012    NSF, NDSU Advance FORWARD Mentor Travel Grant, $1,500 PI

2011    MN Department of Natural Resources. American white pelican egg, blood and bill knob analysis, $35,000. Co-PI

2010    NIH, ND INBRE: Elemental analysis of avian eggs. $16,456 PI

2009    Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Diet composition of breeding Double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) on Rainy Lake, Canada. $4,300. PI

2009    ND Department of Game & Fish, State Wildlife Grant. Relationships among landscape composition, nesting density, chick condition, adult condition and reproductive success in Franklin’s gull.  $71,154. Co-PI

2008    NDSU College of Science and Mathematics and ND Agriculture Experiment Station Collaborative Seed Grant, Mechanisms of maternal stress on development of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica), $10,000. PI

2008    National Park Service, Double-crested cormorant movement ecology in Voyageurs National Park, $5,993. PI

2007    NDSU College of Science and Mathematics and ND Agriculture Experiment Station Collaborative Seed Grant, Influence of maternal steroid and carotenoid investments on offspring performance in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica), $10,000. PI

2006    ND EPSCoR DDA Program, Effect of female Immune Function on Carotenoid trade-offs in Free-living Yellow-headed Blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), Co-PI $29,270

2006    National Science Foundation, Linking population states to individual behavior and physiology in the American coot. $100,000 PI

2006    Delta Waterfowl Foundation, Stress response in lesser scaup. Co-PI. $15,000. * student award

2006    ND Water Resources Institute, West Nile antibody in yellow-headed blackbirds. Co-PI. $3000. *student award

2005    Delta Waterfowl Foundation, Stress response in lesser scaup. Co-PI. $20,000. *student award

2005    ND Water Resources Institute, West Nile antibody in yellow-headed blackbirds. Co-PI. $3000. * student award

2005    ND EPSCoR IIP Seed Grant, West Nile virus in yellow-headed blackbirds. Co-PI $32,500 *student award

2004    National Wildlife Research Center, USDA-APHIS, Sunflower damage by red-winged blackbirds. Co-PI $157,850. Co-PI

            2004    NDSU Grant-in-Aid, Sex ratios in American coots. $4,500. PI

2003    ND Department of Health, Monitoring West Nile virus in free-living North Dakota birds. $1,500. Co-PI *student award

2004    ND Water Resources Institute, West Nile antibody in yellow-headed blackbirds. Co-PI.  $10,279.Co-PI *student award

            2004    ND EPSCoR, Maternal effects in the American coot. $100,000 PI

1999    Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Grant; An analysis of maternal effects in the American coot: Embryonic metabolism and environmental interactions.   $6000 PI

1998    National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant; An analysis of maternal effects in the American coot: consequences for offspring growth and survival.  $6530 PI

1998    Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Grant; An analysis of maternal effects in the American coot: consequences for offspring growth and survival.  $4700 PI

1998    Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund; An analysis of maternal effects in the American coot.  $540 PI

1997    Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Grant Intraspecific variation in egg size: consequences for survival. $3700 PI

1997    Sigma-Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research; Analysis of egg size variation in the Florida Scrub Jay.  $519 PI

1997    Iowa State University Professional Advancement Grant; Analysis of egg size variation the Florida Scrub Jay.  $850 PI

1996    Sigma-Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research; The influence of egg size on juvenile survival in the American coot. $600 PI

1991    Sigma-Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research; Egg and incubation characteristics of representative semi-precocial and altricial birds. $450 PI

Service Grants

2012    ND EPSCoR: New grant writer position for the Department of Biological Sciences. PI $155,548.

2008    National Science Foundation, NDSU FORWARD: Transforming a gendered institution. Senior Personnel, $3,736,873. This grant has both a research component and a service component.  My role was through service as the co-coordinator of a mentoring program and by serving on the steering committee.

2006    USFWS, The Prairie Coteau Nature Center. PI, $295,000.

Publications 

2012    Clark, M.E. and W. L. Reed. Seasonal interactions between photoperiod and maternal effects determine offspring phenotype in Franklin’s gull (Leucophaeus pipxcan).   Functional Ecology 26(4):948-958

2012      Peluc, S., W. L. Reed, K. McGraw and P. Gibbs.  Carotenoid supplementation and GnRH challenges influence female endocrine physiology, immune function and egg-yolk characteristics in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182(5):687-702. DOI 10.1007/s00360-011-0638-3

2011    Arnold, T. W., D. Shizuka, B. E. Lyon, J. T. Pelayo, K. R. Mehl, J. J. Traylor, W. L. Reed, and C. L. Amundson.  Use of nape tags for marking offspring of precocial waterbirds. Waterbirds 34(3:) 312-318.

2011    Reed, W. L. and M. E. Clark.  Beyond maternal effects in birds: responses of the embryo to the environment. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51(1): 73-80; doi:10.1093/icb/icr032.

2011    Newbrey, J. L., and W. L. Reed. Yolk and feather carotenoids in relation to female condition and reproduction in the yellow-headed blackbird. Auk 128(2): 382-392.

2011    Ho, Dao, W. L. Reed, and W. W. Burggren.  Egg yolk environment differentially influences physiological and morphological development of broiler and layer chicken embryos. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 619-628.

2010    Clark, M. E., T. A. Boonstra, W. L. Reed, and M. L. Gastecki. Intraclutch variation in egg conductance facilitates hatching synchrony of Canada geese.  Condor 112: 447-454.

2010    Boonstra, T. A., M. E. Clark, and W. L. Reed. Position in the sequence of laying, embryonic metabolic rate, and consequences for hatching synchrony and offspring survival in Canada geese.  Condor 112:304-313.

2009    Boonstra, T. A., M. E. Clark and W. L. Reed.  Allocation of maternal resources across the laying sequence in Canada geese.  Journal of Avian Biology 40:520-528

2009    Reed, W. L., M. E. Clark, and C. M. Vleck.  Maternal effects increase within-family variation in offspring survival.  American Naturalist 174:685-695.

2009    Newbrey, J. L., and W. L. Reed.  Effects of maternal condition, egg size and yolk carotenoids on growth of yellow-headed blackbird nestlings. Journal of Avian Biology 40:419-429.

2009    Dzialowski, E., W. L. Reed, and P. R. Sotherland.  Effects of egg size on Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) egg composition and hatchling phenotype. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 152:262-267.

2008    Newbrey, J. L., and W. L. Reed. West Nile virus antibodies in breeding North Dakota Icterids. The Prairie Naturalist 40:29-32.

2008    Newbrey, J. L., and W. L. Reed.  An effective nest trap for yellow-headed blackbirds. Journal of Field Ornithology 79(2):202-206.

2008    Newbrey, J. L., W. L. Reed, S. P. Foster, and G. L. Zander.  Laying sequence variation in yolk carotenoid concentrations in yellow-headed blackbird eggs.  The Auk 125(1):124-130.

2007    Gibbs, P. S., R. Kasa. J. Newbrey, S. R. Petermann, R. E. Wooley. H. Vinson, and W. Reed. Identification, antimicrobial resistance profiles, and virulence of members from the family Enterobacteriaceae from the feces of yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) in North Dakota. Journal of Avian Diseases 51:649-655.

2006    Reed, W. L., M. E. Clark, P. G. Parker, S. A. Raouf, N. Arguedas, D. S. Monk, E. Snadjr, V. Nolan Jr, E. D. Ketterson.  Physiological effects on demography: A long-term experimental study of testosterone’s effects on fitness. American Naturalist 167:667-683.

2001        Reed, W. L., and C. M. Vleck. Functional significance of variation in egg-yolk androgens: An example from the American coot Oecologia 128: 164-171.

2001    Williams, T. D., W. L. Reed and R. L. Walzem. Egg size variation: mechanisms and hormonal control. In A. Dawson, & C. M. Chaturvedi eds.  Avian Endocrinology. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India.

1999    Reed, W. L., A. M. Turner, and P. R. Sotherland. Consequences of egg-size variation in the Red-winged Blackbird. The Auk 116(2): 549-552.

1999    Reed, W. L., and F. J. Janzen. Natural selection by avian predators on shell size and color of a freshwater snail. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 67: 331-342.

1999    Vleck, C. M., T. L. Bucher, W. L. Reed, and A. Y. Kristmundsdottir. Changes in reproductive hormones and body mass through the reproductive cycle in the Adelie Penguin (Pygocelis adeliae), with associated data on courting-only individuals.  In: N. Adams and R. Slotow, eds. Proc. 22 Int. Ornithol. Congr. Durban, University of Natal: 1210-1223.

Technical Reports

2007    Newbrey, J. L., and W. L. Reed.  West Nile virus antibodies in free-living North Dakota icterids.  North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute Technical Report ND07-2.

Presented Papers

2011    Clark, M. E., W. Reed and S. Weissenfluh.  Effects of nest timing on the reproductive dynamics of Franklin’s gull. Annual meeting of the ND chapter of the Wildlife Society, February 2011.

2011    Weissenfluh, S. E., W. L. Reed, and M. E. Clark.  Quantifying seasonal variation in physiological condition of adult Franklin’s gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan).  Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, January 2011

2011    Gastecki, M. and W. L. Reed.  Development of stress response in fast (Coturnix japonica) versus slow (Callipepla gambelii) growing species. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, January 2011

2010    Reed, W. L., and M. E. Clark. Moving metals: Evaluating the role of migratory birds. North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium, October 2010.

2010    Swart, J. C., K. B. Tate, W. L. Reed, and D. A. Crossley II. Cardiovascular function in embryonic Canada geese. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, January 2010.

2009    Peluc, S. I., and W. L. Reed. Differential allocation of carotenoids and testosterone into egg yolks affects the immune performance of Japanese quail chicks. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, January 2009.

2009    Reed, W. L. Maternal corticosterone action in developing Japanese quail. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, January 2009.

2007    Newbrey, J. L., W. L. Reed, S. P. Foster and G. L. Zander. Intraclutch variation in carotenoid concentrations in Yellow-headed blackbird eggs. International Society of Chemical Ecology Annual Meeting, July 2007.

2007    Newbrey, J. L., W. L. Reed, S. P. Foster and G. L. Zander. Intraclutch variation in carotenoid concentrations in Yellow-headed blackbird eggs. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, January 2007.

2006    Clark, M. C., W. L. Reed, T. Boonstra, R. Bush, E. Davenport, and C. Francis.  Effects of population density on mternally-derived yolk resource allocations. 4th NSERC/NSF/ESF E-bird workshop. Glasgow, Scotland. November 2006.

2006    Clark, M. C., W. L. Reed, and E. D. Ketterson.  Individual-based modeling approaches: incorporating variation into population demography. 3rd NSERC/NSF/ESF E-bird workshop on Individual Variability, Vancouver, CA, March 2006.

2005    Newbrey, J. L., and W. L. Reed. Effects of nest contents and minimum daily temperature on female yellow-headed blackbird nest attentiveness. Wilson Ornithological Society annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, April 2005.

2005    Boonstra, T. E., M. E. Clark, and W. L. Reed. Effects of maternal investment on egg metabolic rates, hatching synchrony and offspring performance in Canada geese (Branta Canadensis). North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Bismarck, ND, February 2005.

2005    Boonstra, T. E., M. E. Clark, and W. L. Reed. Effects of maternal investment on egg metabolic rates, hatching synchrony and offspring performance in Canada geese (Branta Canadensis). 11th North American Arctic Goose Conference and Workshop, Reno NV, January 2005.

2005    Reed, W. L., M. E. Clark, and G. Benoy. Parental and environmental factors generating variation in growth rates in free-living birds. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2005.

2005    Clark, M. E., W. L. Reed, and T. Boonstra.  Comparing nonlinear patterns in development using information theory: growth in American coots and metabolism in Canada geese. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2005.

2005    Spinar, S. M., W. L. Reed, and M. E. Clark. Sex ratios in the American coot (Fulica americana). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2005.

2004    Newbrey, J. L., and W. L. Reed. West Nile virus antibodies in central North Dakota icterids. Cooper Ornithological Society 74th Annual Meeting, April 2004.

2001    Reed, W. L. and C. M. Vleck. Experimental approaches to detecting the significance of maternal effects: Egg size effects in the American coot.  Invited speaker, round table discussion on Non-genetical Inheritance. XXVII International Ethological Conference, Tuebingen, Germany (August).

2001    Reed, W. L. Allocation of maternal resources to offspring: Consequences for offspring growth and survival in the American coot. EEB Brown Bag Seminar, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

2001    Reed, W. L., C. M. Vleck and D. Vleck. The plateau phase in egg metabolic rates: Evidence for oxygen limitation.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Chicago, Illinois.

2000    Reed, W. L., and C. Vleck. Intraspecific variation in American coot eggs: Size, composition and hormonal contributions to offspring survival.  Invited speaker, session entitled Maternal investment in eggs. VII International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, Varanasi, India.

1999    Reed, W. L., and C. Vleck. Maternal effects relative to size and hormone investments to eggs of American coots: consequences for offspring survival.  American Ornithologist’s Union, Ithaca, New York.

1999    Reed, W. L. Egg size variation in the American coot: consequences for offspring survival. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Denver, Colorado.

1998    Reed, W. L. Intraspecific variation in egg size of the American coot: consequences for offspring survival. North American Ornithological Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

1997    Reed, W. L. Inter- and intra-clutch variation in testosterone of American coot chicks and eggs. Northern Association of Physiological Ecologist. Strawberry Point, Iowa.

1996    Reed, W. L., and A. M. Turner. The influence of maternal investment on reproductive success in the red-winged blackbird.  American Ornithologist’s Union, Boise, Idaho.

1993    Reed, W. L., S. J. Halstead, and G. P. Robertson. Methane uptake in agricultural and old-field ecosystems. Ecological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin.

1991    Reed, W. L. Comparative study of incubation characteristics of precocial and altricial birds. Pew Mid-States Consortium Undergraduate Research Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri.

Invited Presentations

2011    Reed, W. L., M. E. Clark.  Beyond maternal effects on avian development: embryonic responses to the environment.  Invited Speaker in E-CHAT symposium, annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Salt Lake City UT. January 2011.

2010    Reed, W. L. Thanks Mom: A study of maternal effects in birds.  Invited speaker, College of Science and Mathematics Honors Day, April 2010.

2009    Reed, W. L. A study of maternal effects in birds. Invited speaker, Iowa State University, November 2009.

2008    Reed, W. L. Maternal effects in avian systems. NSF ADVANCE Workshop, Women Evolving Biological Sciences.  Selected Participant, October 2008.

2006    Reed, W. L. Maternal effects in avian systems.  Invited speaker, University of North Texas, October 2006.

2005    Reed, W. L.  The avian egg: maternal effects on offspring performance.  Invited speaker, St Thomas University, November 2005.

2003    Newbrey, J. L., and W. L. Reed.  Detecting West Nile virus antibodies in Central North Dakota yellow–headed blakbirds.  Invited talk, 59th Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba, November 2003.

2003    Reed, W. L.  Influence of egg components to offspring performance in free-living birds. Invited Speaker, University of North Dakota, October 2003.

2003    Reed, W. L.  Maternal effects in the American coot. Invited speaker, University of South Dakota, March 2003.

2002    Reed, W. L., and M. E. Clark. Integrating ecological processes and endocrinology using individual-based models. Invited participant, NSF/ESF funded workshop “Adaptation and constraint in avian reproduction: Integrating ecology and endocrinology.” Wageningen, The Netherlands.

2001    Reed, W. L. Understanding nature and nurture: survival and growth in juvenile American coots.  Invited speaker, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

2001    Reed, W. L. Disentangling nature and nurture in precocial birds: Offspring performance of American coots.  Invited speaker, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

2000    Reed, W. L.  Maternal effects in the American coot: Consequences for offspring growth and survival.  Invited speaker, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.

 

Professional and Public Service

2012              Judge, Student Presentations, DEE and DAB, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC. January 2012.
2011               Judge, Student Presentations, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. January 2011
2011                Panelist, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Graduate Student and Post-doc panel on Mentoring, Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. January 2011
2010                Ad hoc reviewer for NSF grant proposals
2009                Ad hoc reviewer for NSF and ESF grant proposals
2007                Participant in the Internet II Megaconference (one of 2 presentations selected from NDSU to participate in this world-wide internet convention)
2004-2006       Steering committee member for E-bird, an NSF funded Research Connectivity Network
2005                NSF DDIG review panel
2004                NSF DDIG review panel
2003                Presented research seminar to Fargo West High School students
2002-2004       Host Landowner appreciation picnics for summer research access on private land
1999                Chair, Breeding Biology Session, 1999 AOU meetings, Ithaca, NY
1997                Served as a thesis advisor for an undergraduate student from Kalamazoo College.
1997                Mentor in the American Women in Science Mentoring Program.
1997                Developed and led a graduate seminar entitled Life History Evolution.
1996                Co-founder and President of student organization: Graduate Research in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology.
1996                Invited speaker at the American Women in Science seminar series.
1996                Participant in an Interactive Communication Network Production relating information about Antarctica to school-aged children across Iowa.

 

Administrative Accomplishments

Initiated and lead a committee to revise Student Ratings of Instruction (SROI) on the NDSU campus.

Successfully acquired funds to hire a Grant Writer (new position) for the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at NDSU ($155,548 over 2.5 years).

Developed mentoring series for new faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Professional Memberships

            Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
            American Ornithologists’ Union
            
AAAS
            American Association of University Women

Journal Referee (ad hoc)

The Auk
            Biological Reviews
            Condor
            Ecology
            Functional Ecology
            Journal of Avian Biology
            Journal of Experimental Zoology
            Oecologia
            Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
            American Naturalist

University Governance

University

Campus Mentoring Program Co-coordinator 2009-present

Commission on the Status of Women Faculty, Commission member 2008-present

FORWARD (Focus on Resources for Women’s Advancement, Recruitment/Retention and Development) Executive Committee, Committee member 2002-present

Dakota Coteau Field School Executive Committee, Chair 2002-2009

Environmental and Conservation Sciences Steering, Committee member 2009-2010

 

College

Dean’s Advisory Committee (2006-2007)

College of Science and Mathematics Leadership Committee (2009-present)

 

Department

Biology Education Search Committee, Co-Chair 2010

Evolutionary Developmental Biologist Search Committee, Chair 2009

Evolutionary Ecology Faculty Search Committee, member 2008

Departmental Newsletter (Biolog) Committee, Chair 2008-present

Cell/Developmental Biologist Search Committee, member 2005-2006; 2007-2008

Integrative Physiologist Search Committee, member 2006-2007

Science Education Search Committee, member 2005-2006

Environmental and Conservation Sciences Director Search Committee, member 2002-2003

Ad hoc Genetic Curriculum Committee, member 2004

 

Teaching Interests

 

            Didactic Courses Developed

                        General Biology: Diversity and Evolution

Physiological Ecology

                        Animal Behavior

                        Endocrinology

                        Biology of Birds/Ornithology

                        Skills for Academic Success

                        Professional-Ethics for the Bio-Behavioral Sciences

 

            Seminar/Independent Study Courses

Biological Rhythms; Evolution of Resistance; Physiological Constraints and Trade-offs in Reproduction; Reproduction in Yellow-headed Blackbirds; Maternal Effects of Hormones; Fluctuating Asymmetry; Current Topics in Physiological Ecology; Biological Variation Across Latitudes; Immune Function and Body Condition in Migrating Geese; Biology of Addiction; Evolution of Kin Relationships; Maternal Effects in Quail; Epigenetics; Evolution of Mating Systems

                       

Advising, Mentoring and Research Education

 

Advising activities

Academic advisor for undergraduate majors in Biology and Zoology (approximately 35 students per year)

Student Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, faculty advisor 2005-present

Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, faculty advisor 2007-present

Prospective student visits (meet with students and families regularly)

EPSCoR Tribal College Student Research Initiative mentor 2007-present

 

Summary of mentees

Visiting scientists hosted: 1

Post-doctoral scholars: 1

Graduate students supervised: 7 MS., 1 PhD

Graduate student committees: 10 MS., 6 PhD

Undergraduate research students mentored: 20 (typically 6-7 annually)

High School research students mentored: 2

 

            New faculty mentoring

I have placed considerable emphasis on mentoring new faculty on the NDSU campus.  I serve as an informal mentor for new faculty in my department and my role has been formalized in my role with the NSF ADVANCE FORWARD grant, and in the College of Science and Mathematics in my role as assistant and associate dean.  As a FORWARD representative I serve as co-coordinator of the campus wide mentoring program for new faculty.  In this role I coordinate mentors and new faculty to create a formalized mentoring program to help new faculty adjust to campus and academic life during their first three years on campus. As associate dean I coordinate the first and second year faculty seminar program, which provides targeted mentoring in teaching and research.